CCPR/C/125/D/2448/2014 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 18 April 2019 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2448/2014*, ** Communication submitted by: Vladimir Nuryllayev and Aibek Salayev (represented by counsel, Shane Brady and Philip Brumley) Alleged victims: The authors State party: Turkmenistan Date of communication: 5 May 2014 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 11 August 2014 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 29 March 2019 Subject matter: Unfair trial and conviction of Jehovah’s Witnesses on fabricated pornography charges; ill-treatment in custody (second author) Procedural issues: None Substantive issues: Freedom of religion; fair trial; discrimination; torture; cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment Articles of the Covenant: 7, 14 (1) and (3) (d) and (e), and 18 read in conjunction with 26 Article of the Optional Protocol: 2 * Adopted by the Committee at its 125th session (4–29 March 2019). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Christopher Arif Bulkan, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Shuichi Furuya, 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, Andreas Zimmermann and Gentian Zyberi. GE.19-06544(E) 

Select target paragraph3