CCPR/C/112/D/2069/2011 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 19 January 2015 Original: English Human Rights Committee Communication No. 2069/2011 Views adopted by the Committee at its 112th session (7–31 October 2014) Submitted by: Tatiana Shikhmuradova on behalf of her husband, Boris Shikhmuradov (not represented by counsel) Alleged victim: The author, and her husband State party: Turkmenistan Date of communication: 28 April 2011 (initial submission) Document references: Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision, transmitted to the State party on 4 July 2011 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 17 October 2014 Subject matter: Enforced disappearance of the author’s husband; torture; habeas corpus; unfair trial Substantive issues: Right to life, prohibition of torture and cruel and inhuman treatment, right to liberty and security of the person, right to a fair trial, principle of non-retroactivity, protection against unlawful interference with family Procedural issues: State party’s failure to cooperate Articles of the Covenant: 6 (para. 1); 7; 9; 14 (paras. 1 and 5); 15; 17 Article of the Optional Protocol: 5 (para. 2 (a)) GE.15-00617 

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