REDRESS and Fair Trials International Application to INTERPOL in the case of Djamel Ktiti 

On 26 January 2015, REDRESS, together with its partner, Fair Trials International, submitted an application to Interpol's Commission for the Control of INTERPOL's Files (CCF) requesting access to information on INTERPOL's files and a request for deletion of the information concerning Mr Djamel Ktiti.

Mr Ktiti, a French national, is the subject of information on INTERPOL’s files circulated by the National Central Bureau (NCB) of Algeria. He has twice been arrested on this basis – in Morocco in 2009, and in Spain in 2013 – and held in provisional detention for extended periods of time.

On both occasions, the States concerned have declined to extradite Mr Ktiti to Algeria, pursuant to a decision of the United Nations Committee Against Torture (the “Committee Against Torture” or “Committee”) that such extradition in this case would violate the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the “UNCAT”). The Committee held both that (i) any extradition ran an unacceptable risk of being based on evidence obtained by torture, contrary to Article 15 of the UNCAT, and (ii) Mr Ktiti faced an unacceptably high risk of torture if he is returned to Algeria, contrary to Article 3 of the UNCAT.

Read our application here

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