CCPR/C/113/D/2013/2010 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 19 May 2015 Original: English Human Rights Committee Communication No. 2013/2010 Views adopted by the Committee at its 113th session (16 March–2 April 2015) Submitted by: Oleg Grishkovtsov (represented by counsel, Roman Kislyak) Alleged victim: The author State party: Belarus Date of communication: 6 December 2010 (initial submission) Document references: Special Rapporteur’s decision under rules 92 and 97, transmitted to the State party on 6 December 2010 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 1 April 2015 Subject matter: Imposition of a death sentence after unfair trial, based on confessions obtained under duress Procedural issues: Failure of the State party to cooperate, nonrespect of the Committee’s request for interim measures, level of substantiation of claims Substantive issues: Arbitrary deprivation of life; torture and illtreatment; habeas corpus; right to a fair hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal; right to be presumed innocent; right not to be compelled to testify against oneself or to confess guilt Articles of the Covenant: 6 (1-2); 7; 9 (1–4); 14 (1, 2 and 3 (a), (b), (d) and (g)) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 1 and 2 GE.15-10034 (E) 

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