CCPR/C/118/D/2106/2011 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 28 November 2016 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2106/2011*, ** Communication submitted by: Valentina Kashtanova and Gulnara Slukina (not represented by counsel) Alleged victims: The authors’ son and nephew, V.S. and V.L. State party: Uzbekistan Date of communication: 12 September 2011 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 30 September 2011 (not issued in a document form) Date of adoption of Views: 28 October 2016 Subject matter: Ill-treatment of minors accused of murder; criminal trial based on forced convictions Procedural issue: Admissibility — manifestly ill-founded Substantive issues: Torture; ill-treatment; fair trial; measures of protection as minors Articles of the Covenant: 7, 10, 14 and 24 Article of the Optional Protocol: 2 1. The authors of the communication are Valentina Kashtanova, a national of the Russian Federation, and Gulnara Slukina, a national of Uzbekistan. The first author submits the communication on behalf of her son, V.S., and the second author submits the * 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 communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmet Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley, Víctor Manuel Rodríguez Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval. GE.16-20895(E) 

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