CCPR/C/117/D/2227/2012 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 11 October 2016 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2227/2012*, ** Communication submitted by: Akmurat Halbayewich Yegendurdyyew (represented by counsel, Shane H. Brady) Alleged victim: The author State party: Turkmenistan Date of communication: 3 September 2012 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 7 December 2012 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 14 July 2016 Subject matters: Conscientious objection to compulsory military service; inhuman and degrading treatment; conditions of detention Procedural issues: None Substantive issues: Freedom of conscience; inhuman and degrading treatment; conditions of detention Articles of the Covenant: 7, 10 and 18 (1) Article of the Optional Protocol: 5 (2) (b) * Adopted by the Committee at its 117th session (20 June-15 July 2016). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley, Víctor Manuel Rodríguez Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval.  GE.16-17504 (E) 

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