United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
1 February 2021
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2160/2012*, **
Communication submitted by:

Bakhadyr Dzhuraev (represented by counsel,
Khusanbai Saliev)

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; denial of fair trial;
discrimination on the ground of ethnic origin

Procedural issue:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies

Substantive issues:

Torture; arbitrary detention; denial of fair trial;
discrimination on the ground of ethnic origin

Articles of the Covenant:

2 (3) (a), 7, 9 (1), 14 (1) and (3) (e) and (g) and

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 5 (2) (b)

The author of the communication is Bakhadyr Dzhuraev, a Kyrgyz national of Uzbek
ethnicity, born in 1974. He claims to be a victim of violations by Kyrgyzstan of article 7,
read alone and in conjunction with article 2 (3) (a); and articles 9 (1), 14 (1) and (3) (e) and
(g) and 26 of the Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered into force for the State party on 7
January 1995. The author is represented by counsel.
Facts as submitted by the author
On 29 October 2010, the Kara-Suu district court sentenced the author to 25 years’
imprisonment for having organized riots, destroyed property, used illegal firearms and

* 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 Schuichi, Christoph Heyns, David H.
Moore, Marcia V.J. Kran, 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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