CCPR/C/119/D/2555/2015 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: Uzbekistan 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 oneself Articles of the Covenant: 7, 9 (1), and 14 (3) (b), (c), (e) and (g) Article of the Optional Protocol: 2 1. 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. GE.17-07976(E) 

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