United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
2 May 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2193/2012*, **
Communication submitted by:

K.B. (represented by Irina Biryukova)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:

Russian Federation

Date of communication:

22 August 2012 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rules 92 and 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 24 August 2012 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

10 March 2016

Subject matter:

Extradition to Kyrgyzstan; excessive use of force
upon apprehension

Substantive issues:

Risk of torture and ill-treatment; excessive use of

Procedural issues:

Insufficient substantiation; non-exhaustion of
domestic remedies

Article of the Covenant:


Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 5 (2) (b)

* Adopted by the Committee at its 116th session (7-31 March 2016).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present
communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville,
Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Duncan Muhumuza Laki, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley, Victor Manuel
Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany,
Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.



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