CCPR/C/133/D/2850/2016 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 13 December2021 Original: English Advance unedited version Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2850/2016*,** Communication submitted by: E. S. (represented by counsel, Mr. Rysbek Adamaliev) Alleged victims: The author State party: Kyrgyzstan Date of communication: 23 June 2016 (initial submission) Document references: Special Rapporteur’s rule 92 decision, transmitted to the State party on 16 November 2016 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 19 October 2021 Subject matter: Beating by police in detention; treatment of prisoners; conditions of detention Procedural issue: substantiation of claims Substantive issue: torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; conditions of detention Articles of the Covenant: 7 and 10, read alone and in conjunction with 2 (3) Article of the Optional Protocol: 3 1. The author of the communication is Mr. E. S., a Kyrgyz national. He claims that the State party has violated his rights under articles 7 and 10 (1), alone and in conjunction with article 2 (3) of the Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered into force for Kyrgyzstan on 7 January 1995. The author is represented by counsel. Background information 2.1 On 14 September 2011, around 9 a.m. the author, who at that time was held in pretrial detention facility of Issyk-Atynsk district,1 woke up in his cell from a strong blow in his * Adopted by the Committee at its 133rd session (11 October – 5 November 2021). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: 1 Yadh Ben Achour, Arif Bulkan, Wafaa Ashraf Moharram Bassim, Mahjoub El Haiba, Shuichi Furuya, Marcia V.J, Kran ,Kobauyah Tchamdja Kpatcha, Carlos Gómez Martínez, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Changrok Soh, Hélène Tigroudja, Imeru Tamerat Yigezu, and Gentian Zyberi. The author does not indicate the exact period of his stay in the detention facility.