CCPR/C/118/D/2187/2012 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Advance unedited version Distr.: General 18 November 2016 Original: English 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: Kyrgyzstan 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: None 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: 2 1. 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.