CCPR/C/112/D/1906/2009

United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
17 November 2014
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 1906/2009
Views adopted by the Committee at its 112th session
(7–31 October 2014)
Submitted by:

Vasily Yuzepchuk (represented by counsel,
Roman Kislyak)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:

Belarus

Date of communication:

2 October 2009 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 92 and rule 97
decision, transmitted to the State party on 12
October 2009 (not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

24 October 2014

Subject matter:

Torture; imposition of a death sentence after
unfair trial

Substantive issues:

Torture and ill-treatment; detention; arbitrary
deprivation of life; right to be brought promptly
before a judge; right to a fair hearing by an
independent and impartial tribunal; right to be
presumed innocent; right not to be compelled to
testify against himself or to confess guilt; right to
equal protection of the law without
discrimination

Procedural issues:

Failure of the State party to cooperate, nonrespect of the Committee’s request for interim
measures, insufficient substantiation of claims,
non-exhaustion of domestic remedies

Articles of the Covenant:

6, para. 1; 7; 9, para. 3; 14, paras. 1, 2, 3 (e) and
(g); and 26

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 5, para. 2 (b)

GE.14-22107 (E)

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