CCPR/C/120/D/2173/2012 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 23 August 2017 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2173/2012*, ** Communication submitted by: Dzhuraboy Boboev (represented by counsel, Sergei Romanov) Alleged victims: The author and his deceased son, Ismonboy Boboev State party: Tajikistan Date of communication: 9 July 2012 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 17 July 2012 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 19 July 2017 Subject matter: Torture and death of the author’s son in police custody Procedural issue: Non-substantiation of claims Substantive issues: Right to life; torture; prompt and impartial investigation of torture Articles of the Covenant: 6 (1) and 7, separately and in conjunction with 2 (3) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2 and 5 (2) (b) 1. The author of the communication is Dzhuraboy Boboev, a Tajikistan national, born in 1954. Mr. Boboev submits the present communication on his own and on behalf of his deceased son, Ismonboy Boboev. He claims a violation by Tajikistan of his son’s rights under articles 6 (1) and 7, read separately and in conjunction with article 2 (3); and his own rights under article 7, read separately and in conjunction with article 2 (3), of the Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered into force for the State party on 4 April 1999. The author is represented by counsel. * Adopted by the Committee at its 120th session (3-28 July 2017). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Yuji Iwasawa, Bamariam Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval. GE.17-14585(E) 

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