United Nations

Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
or Punishment

Distr.: General
9 February 2016
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Communication No. 577/2013
Decision adopted by the Committee at its fifty-sixth session
(9 November-9 December 2015)
Submitted by:

N.B. (not represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:

Russian Federation

Date of complaint:

13 May 2013 (initial submission)

Date of present decision:

25 November 2015

Subject matter:

Complainant subjected to torture in pretrial

Substantive issues:

Torture – prompt and impartial investigation;
forced confession; reparation

Procedural issue:


Articles of the Convention:

Article 22 (5) (a)



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