United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
4 March 2021
Original: English

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Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication No.

Communication submitted by:

Oleg Boyarkin and T. P. (represented by counsel
from “Golos Svobody”)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

24 December 2012 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the
State party on 20 June 2014 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

30 October 2020

Subject matter:

Torture and lack of investigation

Procedural issue:


Substantive issues:

Torture, forced confession

Articles of the Covenant:

2(3), 7

Article of the Optional Protocol:


[Note: Explanatory notes in square brackets will be removed from the final text.]
The authors of the communication are Oleg Boyarkin, born in 1976, and T. P., born
in 1979, both Kyrgyzstan nationals. They claim that the State party violated their rights under
article 7, read alone and in conjunction with article 2(3) of the Covenant. The Optional
Protocol entered into force for Kyrgyzstan on 7 January 1995. The authors are 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:
Yadh Ben Achour, Arif Bulkan, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Christof Heyns, Duncan Laki Muhumuza,
David Moore ,Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada Cabrera, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais,
Yuval Shany, Hélène Tigroudja, Andreas Zimmermann and Gentian Zyberi.

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