CCPR/C/130/D/3000/2017 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: Kyrgyzstan 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 remedies Substantive issues: Prohibition of torture; right to an effective remedy; arbitrary arrest and detention; forced confession 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) 1. 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. GE.21-01431(E)

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