United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
6 October 2017
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of
the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No.
2532/2015*, **
Submitted by:

Anton Batanov (unrepresented)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:

Russian Federation

Date of communication:

25 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 16 January 2015 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

28 July 2017

Subject matter:

Torture; denial of fair trial guarantees

Substantive issues:

Torture and ill-treatment; fair trial

Procedural issues:

Abuse of the right to submission; non-exhaustion
of domestic remedies; substantiation of claims

Articles of the Covenant:

2 (3), 7 and 14 (1)

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2, 5 (2) (b)

The author of the communication is Anton Batanov, a Russian national born on 10
May 1969. He claims that the Russian Federation has violated his rights under articles 7
and 14 of the Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered into force for the Russian
Federation on 1 January 1992. The author is not represented.
The facts as submitted by the author
On 1 June 2009, the author was apprehended by police officers while at a market in
the town of Kazan. The officers pushed him to the ground and started kicking him, then
handcuffed him and transported him to the Soviet District Department of Internal Affairs of

* Adopted by the Committee at its 120th session (3-28 July 2017).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present
communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Ahmed Amin
Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Yuji Iwasawa, Bamariam Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran,
Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany and
Margo Waterval.



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