United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
28 April 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4)
of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 1941/2010*,**
Communication submitted by:

Vladimir Vasilievich Neporozhnev
(not represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:

Russian Federation

Date of communication:

21 March 2010 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 14 May 2010 (not issued in a
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

11 March 2016

Subject matter:

Allegations of torture in pretrial detention not
investigated adequately by the State party and
unfair trial

Procedural issues:

Admissibility – exhaustion of domestic
remedies; admissibility – manifestly ill-founded

Substantive issues:

Effective remedy, fair trial, torture – prompt and
impartial investigation

Articles of the Covenant:

2 (1) and (3) (a), (b) and (c), 7, 14 (1), (2), (3)
(d), (e) and (g) and (5) and 15 (2)

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 5 (2) (a) and (b)

* Adopted by the Committee at its 116th session (7-31 March 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Duncan Laki Muhumuza,
Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley, Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli,
Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.



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