CCPR/C/112/D/1972/2010 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 19 November 2014 Original: English Human Rights Committee Communication No. 1972/2010 Views adopted by the Committee at its 112th session (7–31 October 2014) Submitted by: Ali Djahangir oglu Quliyev (represented by counsel, Eldar Zeynalov) Alleged victims: The author State party: Azerbaijan Date of communication: 24 June 2010 (initial submission) Document references: Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision, transmitted to the State party on 13 August 2010 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of decision: 16 October 2014 Subject matter: Torture in pretrial detention; inhuman conditions of detention; unfair trial; commutation of a death sentence into life imprisonment at a time when life imprisonment was not provided by law Procedural issues: Admissibility ratione temporis; exhaustion of domestic remedies; claim examined under another procedure of international investigation or settlement Substantive issues: Torture, fair trial, inhuman treatment; heavier penalty imposed than the one that was applicable at the time when the criminal offence was committed; right to appeal Articles of the Covenant: 7, 10 (paras. 1 and 3), 14 (paras. 1, 3 (d), 5 and 6) and 15 (para. 1) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2 and 5 (paras. 1 and 2 (b)) GE.14-22405 

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