CCPR/C/114/D/2017/2010 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 25 September 2015 Original: English Human Rights Committee Communication No. 2017/2010 Views adopted by the Committee at its 114th session (29 June-24 July 2015) Submitted by: Andrei Burdyko (represented by counsel, Roman Kislyak) Alleged victim: The author State party: Belarus Date of communication: 17 December 2010 (initial submission) Document references: Special Rapporteur’s rule 92 and rule 97 decision, transmitted to the State party on 17 December 2010 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 15 July 2015 Subject matter: Imposition of a death sentence after unfair trial, on the basis of confessions obtained under duress Procedural issues: Exhaustion of domestic remedies; failure of the State party to cooperate; non-respect of the Committee’s request for interim measures Substantive issues: Death penalty, torture and ill-treatment; habeas corpus; right to a fair hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal; right to be presumed innocent; right not to be compelled to testify against oneself or to confess guilt Articles of the Covenant: 6 (1) and (2); 7; 9 (1) and (3); and 14 (1), (2) and (3) (b), (d) and (g) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 1, 2, 5 (2) (b) GE.15-15598(E) *1515598*

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