United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
3 December 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.

Communication submitted by:

Farkhad Kakharzhanov (represented by the
Human Rights Advocacy Center)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

2 May 2016 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 30 September 2016 (not issued
in document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

19 July 2021

Subject matter:

Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment;
effective investigation

Procedural issues:


Substantive issues:

Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or

Article of the Covenant:


Articles of the Optional Protocol:

* Adopted by the Committee at its 132nd session (28 June – 23 July 2021).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the present
communication: Tania Abdo Rocholl, Wafaa Ashraf Moharram Bassim, Yadh Ben Achour, Arif
Bulkan, Mahjoub El Haiba, Shuichi Furuya, Kobauyah Tchamdja Kpatcha, Carlos Gómez Martinez,
Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos
Pais, Changrok Soh, Hélène Tigroudja and Gentian Zyberi.

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