CCPR/C/126/D/2306/2013 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 14 August 2019 Original: English Human Rights Committee Decision adopted by the Committee under the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2306/2013*, ** Communication submitted by: V.K. (not represented by counsel) Alleged victim: The author State party: The Russian Federation Date of communication: 21 September 2013 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 3 December 2013 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of decision: 26 July 2019 Subject matter: Torture and unlawful detention of the author Procedural issues: Non-substantiation of the claims, exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Torture, unlawful detention, privacy, conditions of detention. Articles of the Covenant: 2 (3) (b), 5 (2), 7, 9, 14 (3) (e) and (g) and (5), 17 (1) and 23 of the Covenant Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2 and 5 (2) (b) * Adopted by the Committee at its 126th session (1−26 July 2019). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Arif Bulkan, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Shuichi Furuya, Christof Heyns, Bamariam Koita, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada Cabrera, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany, Hélène Tigroudja, Andreas Zimmermann and Gentian Zyberi. GE.19-13876(E) 

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