CCPR/C/122/D/2577/2015 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 4 June 2018 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2577/2015*, ** Communication submitted by: Ozoda Yakubova (represented by counsel, Patrick Griffith, Freedom Now) Alleged victim: Azamjon Formonov State party: Uzbekistan Date of communication: 3 September 2014 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 2 March 2015 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 6 April 2018 Subject matter: Arbitrary detention; torture; unfair trial of a human rights activist Procedural issues: Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Arbitrary detention, torture, fair trial, right to counsel of his own choosing, right to have adequate time and facilities for the preparation of a criminal defence, right not to confess guilt, unlawful interference with privacy, family and home, freedom of expression Articles of the Covenant: 2 (2); 7; 9 (1); 14 (1), (2) and (3) (b), (e) and (g); 17; and 19 (2) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2 and 5 (2) (b) 1. The author of the communication is Ozoda Yakubova, an Uzbek national born in 1979, who files the complaint on behalf of her husband, Azamjon Formonov, an Uzbek national born in 1978. The author is represented by counsel, Patrick Griffith of Freedom * Adopted by the Committee at its 122nd session (12 March–6 April 2018). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Bamariam Koita, Marcia Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval. GE.18-08871(E) 

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