CCPR/C/128/D/2368/2014 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 26 June 2020 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2368/2014*, ** Communication submitted by: Viktor Taran (represented by counsel, Oleg Golovchak) Alleged victim: The author State party: Ukraine Date of communication: 28 July 2011 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 27 March 2014 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 12 March 2020 Subject matter: Unlawful detention, torture and mistreatment of the author Procedural issues: None Substantive issues: Torture; arbitrary arrest – detention; conditions of detention; fair trial; fair trial – appeal; fair trial – legal assistance Articles of the Covenant: 2 (3), 7, 9, 14 (3) (b) and (g) and (5), 15, 16 and 26 Articles of the Optional Protocol: None 1. The author of the communication is Viktor Filippovich Taran, a national of Ukraine born in 1970. He claims that the State party has violated his rights under article 2 (3), article 7, article 9, article 14 (3) (b) and (g) and (5), article 15, article 16 and article 26 of the Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered into force for the State party on 25 October 1991. The author is represented by counsel. * Adopted by the Committee at its 128th session (2–27 March 2020). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Arif Bulkan, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Christof Heyns, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Hernán Quezada Cabrera, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany, Hélène Tigroudja, Andreas Zimmermann and Gentian Zyberi. GE.20-08398(E) 

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