United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
4 February 2021
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 3000/2017*, **
Communication submitted by:

Kazybek Usekeev (represented by counsel,
Rysbek Adamaliyev, of the Kylym Shamy
human rights centre)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

10 March 2017 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 6 July 2017 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

6 November 2020

Subject matter:

Torture by law enforcement officers; lack of
effective investigation; arbitrary detention

Procedural issues:

Substantiation of claims; exhaustion of domestic

Substantive issues:

Prohibition of torture; right to an effective
remedy; arbitrary arrest and detention; forced

Articles of the Covenant:

2 (3) (a), 7, 9 (1) and (2) and 14 (3) (g)

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

1, 2 and 5 (2) (b)

The author of the communication is Kazybek Usekeev, a national of Kyrgyzstan, born
in 1973. He claims that Kyrgyzstan violated his rights under article 7, read alone and in
conjunction with article 2 (3) (a), and articles 9 (1) and (2) and 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 130th session (12 October–6 November 2020).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Arif Bulkan, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Furuya Schuichi,
Christoph Heyns, David H. Moore, Bamariam Koita, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis,
Hernán Quezada Cabrera, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany, Hélène Tigroudja,
Andreas Zimmermann and Gentian Zyberi.


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