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International Covenant on
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18 November 2016
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Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2187/2012* **
Communication submitted by:

Zhakhangir Bazarov (represented by counsel,
Khusanbai Saliev)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

22 May 2012 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 16 August 2012 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

21 October 2016

Subject matter:

Torture and ill-treatment in detention, unfair trial

Procedural issue:


Substantive issues:

Torture; fair trial; fair trial – legal assistance;
arbitrary arrest – detention; discrimination on the
ground of ethnic origin

Articles of the Covenant:

2, paragraph 3; 7; 9, paragraphs 1, 3 and 4; 14,
paragraph 1, 3 (d), (e), (g); 26.

Article of the Optional Protocol:


The author of the communication is Zhakhangir Bazarov, an ethnic Uzbek and a
citizen of Kyrgyzstan born in 1974. He claims to be a victim of violations, by Kyrgyzstan,
of his rights under article 7, separately and read in conjunction with article 2, paragraph 3,
article 9, paragraphs 1 and 3, and 4; article 14, paragraph 1, 3 (d), (e), (g), and article 26, of

Adopted by the Committee at its 118th session (17 October-4 November 2016).
The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the
communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville,
Ahmet Amin Fathalla, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis,
Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley, Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli,
Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.

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