United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
7 September 2015
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 1902/2009
Views adopted by the Committee at its 114th session
(29 June-24 July 2015)
Submitted by:

Yuriy Bakur (represented by counsel, Raman

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

9 July 2008 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 29 March 2010
(not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

15 July 2015

Subject matter:

Freedom of expression; freedom of assembly

Procedural issues:

Level of substantiation of claims

Substantive issues:

Arbitrary arrest and detention; fair trial and
witnesses; freedom of expression; freedom of

Articles of the Covenant:

7, 9, 14 (1), 19 (1) and (2), and 21

Article of the Optional Protocol:




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