United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
4 March 2021
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2405/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:

Sharobodin Yuldashev (represented by counsel,
Valeryan Vakhitov)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

20 April 2012 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 12 June 2012 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

29 October 2020

Subject matter:

Torture; arbitrary detention

Procedural issues:


Substantive issues:

Torture; lack of effective investigation; arbitrary

Articles of the Covenant:

7, read alone and in conjunction with 2 (3) (a),
and 9 (1), (3) and (4)

Article of the Optional Protocol:


The author of the communication is Sharobodin Yuldashev, a citizen of Kyrgyzstan
of Uzbek ethnicity born in 1986. He claims that the State party has violated his rights under
article 7, read alone and in conjunction with article 2 (3) (a), and article 9 (1), (3) and (4) of
the Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered into force for the State party on 7 January 1995.
The author is represented by counsel.

* Adopted by the Committee at its 130th session (12 October–6 November 2020).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Arif Bulkan, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Furuya Shuichi, Christoph Heyns, Marcia
V.J. Kran, David H. Moore, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada Cabrera,
Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany, Hélène Tigroudja, Andreas Zimmermann and
Gentian Zyberi.


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