CCPR/C/118/D/2412/2014 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 7 December 2016 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2412/2014*, ** Communication submitted by: Roy Manojkumar Samathanam (represented by counsels, Karima Toulait, Amanda Ghahremani and Matt Eisenbrandt from the Canadian Centre for International Justice) Alleged victim: The author State party: Sri Lanka Date of communication: 13 November 2013 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 4 June 2014 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 28 October 2016 Subject matter: Ill-treatment and torture of the author by officers of the Terrorist Investigation Division while in detention Procedural issues: Non-cooperation of State party; exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Prohibition of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; right to liberty and security of person; respect for the inherent dignity of the human person; fair trial * Adopted by the Committee at its 118th session (17 October-4 November 2016). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville, Yuji Iwasawa, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley, Víctor Manuel Rodríguez Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval. GE.16-21576(E) 

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