CCPR/C/130/D/2432/2014 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 4 March 2021 Original: English Advance unedited version Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2432/2014*.** Communication submitted by: Oleg Boyarkin and T. P. (represented by counsel from “Golos Svobody”) Alleged victim: The author State party: Kyrgyzstan 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: None Substantive issues: Torture, forced confession Articles of the Covenant: 2(3), 7 Article of the Optional Protocol: None [Note: Explanatory notes in square brackets will be removed from the final text.] 1. 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.