CCPR/C/124/D/2892/2016 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 18 December 2018 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2892/2016*, **, *** Communication submitted by: Marat Abdiev (represented by counsel, Rysbek Adamaliev) Alleged victims: The author State party: Kyrgyzstan Date of communication: 23 June 2016 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 15 June 2016 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 17 October 2018 Subject matters: Extraction of confession under torture by police; lack of effective investigation of allegations of torture Procedural issues: Exhaustion of domestic remedies; substantiation of claims Substantive issues: Torture; torture – prompt and impartial investigation; forced confession Articles of the Covenant: 2 (3), 7 and 14 (3) (g) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 3 and 5 (2) (b) 1. The author of the communication is Marat Abdiev, a citizen of Kazakhstan born in 1976. He is currently serving a prison sentence in Kyrgyzstan. The author claims that the State party violated his rights under article 7, read alone and in conjunction with article 2 (3), and article 14 (3) (g) of the Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered into force for Kyrgyzstan on 7 January 1995. The author is represented by counsel. * Adopted by the Committee at its 124th session (8 October–2 November 2018). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Ilze Brands Kehris, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Bamariam Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany, Margo Waterval and Andreas B. Zimmermann. *** An individual opinion by Committee member José Manuel Santos Pais (dissenting) is annexed to the present Views. GE.18-22074(E) 

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