CCPR/C/116/D/2078/2011 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 11 May 2016 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2078/2011*, ** Communication submitted by: AnnakurbanAmanklychev (represented by counsel, Timur Misrikhanov) Alleged victim: The author State party: Turkmenistan Date of communication: 27 May 2009 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 8 August 2011 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 31 March 2016 Subject matter: Torture; denial of fair trial procedural guarantees. Procedural issues: Admissibility – non-exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Torture, family rights, privacy, conditions of detention, arbitrary arrest – detention. Articles of the Covenant: 2 (3) (b), 7, 9 (1), 10 (1) and (2), 14 (1) and (3) and 17 (1) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 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 communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Sir Nigel Rodley, Víctor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval. GE.16-07624(E) 

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