CCPR/C/116/D/2198/2012 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 15 August 2016 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2198/2012*, ** Communication submitted by: V.D. (represented by Roza Magomedova) Alleged victim: The author State party: Russian Federation Date of communication: 23 September 2012 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 and rule 97 of the rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 8 October 2012 (not issued in a document form) Date of adoption of Views: 30 March 2016 Subject matter: Extradition to Belarus Procedural issues: Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies; insufficient substantiation of claims Substantive issues: Risk of torture and ill-treatment; unfair trial; no bis in idem; right to family life Articles of the Covenant: 7, 14, 15 and 17 Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2 and 5 (2) (b) 1.1 The author of the communication is V.D., a national of Belarus born on 17 March 1960. He claims that, by extraditing him to Belarus, the Russian Federation would violate his rights under articles 7, 14, 15 and 17 of the Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered into force for the State party on 1 January 1992. The author is represented. * 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, Olivier de Frouville, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Sir Nigel Rodley, Victor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval. GE.16-11903(E) 

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