CCPR/C/112/D/1989/2010 Annex Decision of the Human Rights Committee under the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights (112th session) concerning Communication No. 1989/2010* ** Submitted by: E.V. (not represented by counsel) Alleged victim: The author State party: Belarus Date of communication: 29 June 2010 (initial submission) The Human Rights Committee, established under article 28 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Meeting on 30 October 2014, Adopts the following: Decision on admissibility 1. The author of the communication is E.V., a Belarusian national born in 1987. He claims to be a victim of a violation by Belarus of his rights under articles 10, paragraph 1, and 14, paragraph 1, of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.1 The facts as submitted by the author 2.1 On 25 March 2008, at around 6 p.m., the author passed by a peaceful demonstration in the centre of Minsk. The police formed a chain around the participants of the demonstration and arrested a number of them. The author was also arrested. At 7 p.m., he was brought to the Department of Internal Affairs of Sovetsky District and issued with an official record for having committed an administrative offence (participation in an unauthorized meeting). On 26 March 2008, at around 5 a.m., he was transferred to a pretrial detention centre. Thereafter, at noon, he was taken to the Zavodskoy District Court. The court hearing was held on the same day between 1.45 p.m. and 2.10 p.m. From the moment of his detention on 25 March 2008 until his release the next day after the hearing at around 2 p.m., the author was deprived of water and food. * The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present ** 1 2 communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Christine Chanet, Ahmad Amin Fathalla, Cornelis Flinterman, Yuji Iwasawa, Walter Kälin, Gerald L. Neuman, Sir Nigel Rodley, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Varzelashvili, Margo Waterval and Andrei Paul Zlătescu. A joint opinion by Committee members Yuval Shany, Dheerujlall B. Seetulsingh and Fabián Omar Salvioli is appended to the present decision. The Optional Protocol entered into force for the State party on 30 December 1992.

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