CCPR/C/123/D/2232/2013 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 31 August 2018 Original: English Human Rights Committee Decision adopted by the Committee under the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2232/2013*, ** Communication submitted by: A.S. (represented by counsel, Irina Biryukova) Alleged victim: The author State party: The Russian Federation Date of communication: 12 January 2013 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 15 January 2013 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of decision: 19 July 2018 Subject matter: Extradition to Uzbekistan Procedural issue: Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Torture, unlawful detention Articles of the Covenant: 7, 9, 14 (3) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2, 5 (2) (b) 1.1 The author of the communication is A.S., a national of Uzbekistan born in 1981. He claims that the Russian Federation has violated his rights under articles 9 and 14 (3) of the Covenant and would violate his rights under article 7 of the Covenant if he is extradited to his native Uzbekistan. The Optional Protocol entered into force for the State party on 1 January 1992. The author is represented by counsel. 1.2 When submitting the communication on 12 January 2013, the author asked the Committee to consider issuing interim measures pursuant to rule 92 of its rules of procedure to prevent his extradition to Uzbekistan. On 13 January 2013, the Committee, acting through its Special Rapporteur on new communications and interim measures, denied this request. The facts as submitted by the author 2.1 The author was arrested in Moscow on 13 January 2012 based on an extradition request from the authorities in Uzbekistan. In Uzbekistan, the author had been charged with * Adopted by the Committee at its 123rd session (2−27 July 2018). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Bamariam Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval. GE.18-14391(E) 

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