CCPR/C/112/D/1773/2008 Annex Views of the Human Rights Committee under article 5, paragraph 4, of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (112th session) concerning Communication No. 1773/2008* Submitted by: Olga Kozulina (represented by counsel) Alleged victim: Alexander Kozulin, the author’s father State party: Belarus Date of communication: 11 October 2007 (initial submission) The Human Rights Committee, established under article 28 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Meeting on 21 October 2014, Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 1773/2008, submitted to the Human Rights Committee by Olga Kozulina under the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Having taken into account all written information made available to it by the author of the communication and the State party, Adopts the following: Views under article 5, paragraph 4, of the Optional Protocol 1. The author is Olga Kozulina, a Belarusian national born in 1980, who claims that her father, Alexander Kozulin, a Belarusian national born in 1955,1 is a victim of violation, by Belarus, of his rights under articles 7; 9 (1) and (3); 10 (1); 14 (1), (2) and (3) (b)–(e); and 21 of the Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered into force for the State party on 30 December 1992. The author is represented by counsel, Igor Rynkevich. * The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present 1 2 communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Christine Chanet, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Cornelis Flinterman, Yuji Iwasawa, Walter Kälin, Zonke Zanele Majodina, Gerald L. Neuman, Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall B. Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili, Margo Waterval and Andrei Paul Zlătescu. The text of an individual opinion by Committee member Cornelis Flinterman is appended to the present Views. In her initial submission, the author explained that, as her father was imprisoned and in poor health, he was unable to present his case to the Committee, and that the penitentiary administration was making it impossible for him to prepare power of attorney. In March 2009, Mr. Kozulin provided his signed comments to the State party’s observations (see para. 7.1 below).