CCPR/C/119/D/2146/2012 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 12 May 2017 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2146/2012*, ** Communication submitted by: Zhaslan Suleimenov (represented by counsel, Anara Ibraeva, of the Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law) Alleged victim: The author State party: Kazakhstan Date of communication: 14 January 2011 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 20 April 2012 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 21 March 2017 Subject matter: Torture and ill-treatment of the author in detention Procedural issue: Non-exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Torture — prompt and impartial investigation; freedom of thought, conscience or religion; conditions of detention Articles of the Covenant: 7, read in conjunction with 2, and 9, 10, 14 and 18 Article of the Optional Protocol: 2 1. The author of the communication is Zhaslan Suleimenov, a national of Kazakhstan born in 1976. He claims to be a victim of a violation by Kazakhstan of his rights under article 7, read in conjunction with article 2, and articles 9, 10, 14 and 18 of the Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered into force for Kazakhstan on 30 September 2009. The author is represented by counsel. * Adopted by the Committee at its 119th session (6 March-29 March 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, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval. GE.17-07666(E) 

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