United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
9 December 2015
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 2052/2011
Views adopted by the Committee at its 115th session
(19 October-6 November 2015)
Submitted by:

Suyunbai Akmatov, on behalf of his deceased
son, Turdubek Akmatov (represented by Rupert
Skilbeck of the Open Society Justice Initiative
and Nurdin Chydyev)

Alleged victim:

Turdubek Akmatov

State party:


Date of communication:

7 April 2011 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 21 April 2011
(not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

29 October 2015

Subject matter:

The author’s son’s death after alleged detention
and torture

Procedural issue:

Admissibility (exhaustion of domestic remedies)

Substantive issues:

Right to life, torture, torture — prompt and
impartial investigation

Articles of the Covenant:

Articles 6 (1) and 7, read separately and in
conjunction with article 2 (3)

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

5 (2) (b)



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