United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
18 May 2017
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4)
of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2555/2015*, **
Communication submitted by:

Sirozhiddin Allaberdiev (represented by counsel,
Mukhtordzhon Makhkamov)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

18 June 2014 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 26 January 2015
(not issued in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

21 March 2017

Subject matter:

Torture; arbitrary detention

Procedural issue:

Failure to substantiate claims

Substantive issues:

Freedom from torture; right to liberty and
security of person; right to have adequate time
and facilities to prepare one’s defence; right to be
tried without undue delay; right to obtain the
attendance of witnesses and to examine them;
right not to be compelled to testify against

Articles of the Covenant:

7, 9 (1), and 14 (3) (b), (c), (e) and (g)

Article of the Optional Protocol:


The author of the communication is Sirozhiddin Allaberdiev, an Uzbek national
born in 1976. He claims to be the victim of a violation by Uzbekistan of his rights under
articles 7, 9 (1), and 14 (3) (b), (c), (e) and (g) of the Covenant. The Optional Protocol
entered into force for Uzbekistan on 28 December 1995. The author is represented by
counsel, Mukhtordzhon Makhkamov.

* Adopted by the Committee at its 119th session (6-29 March 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, Sarah Cleveland,
Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville, Christof Heyns, Yuji Iwasawa, Bamariam Koita, Marcia
V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Anja
Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval.



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