CCPR/C/112/D/2126/2011 Annex Views of the Human Rights Committee under article 5, paragraph 4, of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (112th session) concerning Communication No. 2126/2011** Submitted by: Kesmatulla Khakdar, (represented by counsel, Ms. Tsytlina and Mr. Golubok) Alleged victims: The author State party: Russian Federation Date of communication: 7 December 2011(initial submission) The Human Rights Committee, established under article 28 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Meeting on 17 October 2014, Having concluded its consideration of communication No. 2126/2011, submitted to the Human Rights Committee by Kesmatulla Khakdar under the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Having taken into account all written information made available to it by the author of the communication and the State party, Adopts the following: Views pursuant to article 5, paragraph 4 of the Optional Protocol 1.1 The author of the communication is Kesmatulla Khakdar, born in 1962, an Afghan national and formerly a refugee in the Russian Federation. In 2009 the Federal Migration Service withdrew his refugee status and at the time of submission he was under threat of expulsion to Afghanistan. He submits that, if the Russian Federation proceeds with his forcible return to Afghanistan, it would constitute a violation of his rights under articles 7 ** 2 The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Christine Chanet, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Yuji Iwasawa, Cornelis Flinterman, Zonke Zanele Majodina, Gerald Neuman, Victor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Margo Waterval, Konstantine Vardzelashvili, Yuval Shany, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Andrei Paul Zlatescu, Nigel Rodley and Dheerujlall Seetulsingh. The text of a joint opinion by Committee members Ms. Chanet, Mr. Shany and Mr. Vardzelashvili (dissenting) is appended to the present Views. The text of an individual opinion by Committee member Mr. Iwasawa (dissenting) is appended to the present Views.

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