United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
23 February 2021
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2400/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:

Kochkonbay Bekbolot Uulu (represented by
counsel, Sardar Bagishbekov)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

18 December 2012 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 28 May 2014 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

29 October 2020

Subject matter:

Torture; arbitrary detention

Procedural issues:


Substantive issues:

Torture; lack of effective investigation; arbitrary

Articles of the Covenant:

7, read alone and in conjunction with 2 (3) (a), 9
(1) and 14 (3) (g)

Article of the Optional Protocol:


The author of the communication is Kochkonbay Bekbolot Uulu, a national of
Kyrgyzstan born in 1990. He claims that the State party has violated his rights under article
7, read alone and in conjunction with article 2 (3) (a), and articles 9 (1) and 14 (3) (g) of the
Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered into force for the State party on 7 January 1995.
The author is represented by counsel.
Facts as submitted by the author
On 4 December 2009, at 5.30 p.m., the author was arrested at his house by three police
officers. He was handcuffed and taken to the Novopavlovka police station in Sokuluk district.
At the police station, the author was taken to one of the rooms on the second floor and told
* Adopted by the Committee at its 130th session (12 October–6 November 2020).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Arif Bulkan, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Furuya Shuichi, Christoph Heyns, Marcia
V.J. Kran, David H. Moore, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada Cabrera,
Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany, Hélène Tigroudja, Andreas Zimmermann and
Gentian Zyberi.


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