United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
12 December 2017
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication No.
2471/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:

Merhdad Mohammad Jamshidian, represented by
Elena Jamshidian, his wife (represented by
counsel, Mr. Raman Kisliak)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

23 October 2014 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 28 October 2014 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

8 November 2017

Subject matters:

Deportation to the Islamic Republic of Iran;
death penalty; torture; right to family life;
conversion to Christianity

Procedural issues:

Substantiation of claims; exhaustion of domestic

Substantive issues:

Administrative arrest and detention; admissibility
— exhaustion of domestic remedies; aliens’
rights — expulsion; death penalty; extradition;
freedom of religion; family rights; nonrefoulement; right to life; torture prevention.

Articles of the Covenant:

6, 7, 9, 14 (1) and (2), 17 (1), 18 and 23

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

1, 2, 3 and 5

The author of the communication is Merhdad Mohammad Jamshidian, a national of
the Islamic Republic of Iran. The communication is submitted by his wife Elena Jamshidian,
a national of Belarus. The author claims that Belarus will violate his rights under articles 6,

* Adopted by the Committee at its 121st session (16 October–10 November 2017).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Yuji
Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Marcia V.J. Kran, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais,
Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval.



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