United Nations

Convention against Torture
and Other Cruel, Inhuman
or Degrading Treatment
or Punishment

Distr.: General
20 January 2021
Original: English

Committee against Torture

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the
Convention, concerning communication No. 660/2015**, ***
Communication submitted by:

S.V. (not represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The complainant

State party:

Russian Federation

Date of complaint:

6 August 2013 (initial submission)

Substantive issue:

Ill-treatment by police during detention

On 30 December 2020, the Committee, having lost contact with the complainant, who
had not manifested his interest in maintaining the communication since his initial submission
in 2013, notably not having received comments from the complainant on the State party’s
observations, despite sending three reminders to that effect, decided to discontinue the
examination of communication No. 660/2015.

* Reissued for technical reasons on 22 January 2021.
** Adopted by the Committee intersessionally on 30 December 2020.
*** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Essadia Belmir, Claude Heller, Erdogan Iscan, Liu Huawen, Jens Modvig, Ilvija Puce, Diego
Rodríguez-Pinzón and Sébastien Touzé. Pursuant to rule 109, read in conjunction with rule 15, of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, and paragraph 10 of the guidelines on the independence and
impartiality of members of the human rights treaty bodies (the Addis Ababa guidelines), Bakhtiyar
Tuzmukhamedov did not participate in the examination of the communication.


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