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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