CCPR/C/133/D/2619/2015 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 21 December 2021 Original: English Advance unedited version Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2619/2015*,** Communication submitted by: Marina Adamovich Alleged victim: Mikalai Statkevich State party: Belarus Date of communication: 15 November 2013 (initial submission) Document references: Special Rapporteur’s rule 92 decision, transmitted to the State party on 22 December 2015 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 26 October 2021 Subject matter: Conviction of an opposition leader; unlawful detention; unfair trial; torture and forced confession; inhuman conditions of detention; unlawful interference with privacy; freedom of expression; freedom of peaceful assembly; freedom of associations; right to participate in public life Procedural issues: Level of substantiation of a claim Substantive issue: Torture; cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; arbitrary detention; right to be brought promptly before a judge; right to a fair hearing by an impartial tribunal; right to be presumed innocent; right to adequate time and facilities for the preparation of defence; right to communicate with counsel of one’s own choosing; right to examine witnesses; right not to be compelled to testify against oneself or to confess guilt; right to privacy; freedom of expression; right of peaceful assembly; equality * Adopted by the Committee at its 133rd session (11 October-5 November 2021). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Wafaa Ashraf Moharram Bassim, Yadh Ben Achour, Christopher Arif Bulkan, Mahjoub El Haiba, Shuichi Furuya, Carlos Gómez Martínez, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Changrok Soh, Kobauyah Kpatcha Tchamdja, Hélène Tigroudja, Imeru Tamerat Yigezu and Gentian Zyberi.