United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
27 January 2017
Original: English/French

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication No.
2317/2013*, **
Communication submitted by:

Kayum Ortikov (represented by Mutabar
Tadjibayeva of the Fiery Hearts Club, an
international human rights association)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

14 July 2013 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 11 December 2013 (not issued
in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

26 October 2016

Subject matters:

Right not to be subjected to torture or to cruel,
inhuman or degrading treatment; arbitrary arrest
and detention; fair trial; right to effective remedy

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies; substantiation
of claims; evaluation of facts and evidence

* 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, 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.
An individual opinion signed by Committee member Olivier de Frouville is annexed to the present

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