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Mr. Luis Torres Redondo v. Colombia, Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, U.N. Doc. A/HRC/4/40/Add.1 at 19 (2006).


OPINION No. 42/2005 (COLOMBIA) Communication: addressed to the Government on 7 July 2005. Concerning: Mr. Luis Torres Redondo.

The State is a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

1. The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention was established by resolution 1991/42 of the Commission on Human Rights. The mandate of the Working Group was clarified and extended by resolution 1997/50 and reconfirmed by resolution 2003/31. Acting in accordance with its methods of work, the Working Group forwarded the above-mentioned communication to the Government of Colombia.

2. The Working Group conveys its appreciation to the Government for having supplied the requested information in good time.

3. The Working Group also takes note with appreciation of the information received from the source stating that Mr. Torres Redondo is no longer in detention.

4. Having examined all the available information, and without pronouncing on the arbitrariness or otherwise of the detention, the Working Group decides to file the case of Mr. Torres Redondo, in accordance with paragraph 17 (a) of its methods of work.

Adopted on 29 November 2005.


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