United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
19 September 2017
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication No.
2435/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:

Fakhridin Ashirov (represented by counsel,
Valeryan Vakhitov)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

7 May 2012 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 24 June 2014 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

28 July 2017

Subject matter:

Arbitrary detention and torture of the author
following ethnic unrest

Procedural issue:

Non-substantiation of claims

Substantive issues:

Torture; fair trial; fair trial — legal assistance;
arbitrary arrest — detention; discrimination on
the ground of ethnic origin

Articles of the Covenant:

7, separately and in conjunction with 2 (3), 9 (1),
(3) and (4), 14 (1) and (3) (e) and (g), and 26

Article of the Optional Protocol:


The author of the communication is Fakhridin Ashirov, an ethnic Uzbek and
national of Kyrgyzstan born in 1989. He claims that the State party has violated his rights
under article 7, separately and in conjunction with articles 2 (3), 9 (1), (3) and (4), 14 (1)
and (3) (e) and (g) and 26 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 120th session (3-28 July 2017).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present
communication: Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Ahmed Amin
Fathalla, Christof Heyns, Yuji Iwasawa, Bamariam Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza,
Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval.



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