CCPR/C/128/D/2339/2014 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 12 June 2020 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2339/2014*, ** Communication submitted by: Rizvan Taysumov, Salman Temirbulatov, Khamit Barakhayev, Arzu Yusupov, Magamed Alarkhanov and Tamerlan Yashuev (represented by counsel from TRIAL International and the Stitching Russian Justice Initiative) Alleged victims: The authors State party: Russian Federation Date of communication: 28 October 2013 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 30 January 2014 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 11 March 2020 Subject matter: Unlawful detention, torture and mistreatment of the authors Procedural issues: Non-substantiation of the claims; abuse of right of submission Substantive issues: Torture; arbitrary arrest; detention; presumption of innocence; fair trial; preparation for defence; interpreters Articles of the Covenant: 7, read alone and in conjunction with 2 (3), 9 (1)–(4) and 14 (2) and (3) (a), (b) and (g) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2, 3 and 5 (2) (b) 1. The authors of the communication are Rizvan Taysumov, a national of the Russian Federation, of Chechen origin, born in 1979; Salman Temirbulatov, a national of the Russian Federation, of Chechen origin, born in 1972; Khamit Barakhayev, a national of Kazakhstan born in 1954; Arzu Yusupov, a national of the Russian Federation, of Chechen origin, born in 1985; Magamed Alarkhanov, a national of the Russian Federation, of * Adopted by the Committee at its 128th session (2–27 March 2020). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Arif Bulkan, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Christof Heyns, Bamariam Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada Cabrera, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany, Hélène Tigroudja and Gentian Zyberi. GE.20-07816(E) 

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