CCPR/C/116/D/2411/2014 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 27 July 2016 Original: English Human Rights Committee Decision adopted by the Committee under the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2411/2014*, ** Communication submitted by: V.K. (not represented by counsel) Alleged victim: The author State party: Russian Federation Date of communication: 21 March 2014 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 4 June 2014 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of decision: 30 March 2016 Subject matter: Torture; fair trial; retroactive application of criminal law Procedural issues: Exhaustion of domestic remedies; substantiation of claims Substantive issues: Torture; conditions of detention; fair trial; fair trial — witnesses; retroactive application of criminal law Articles of the Covenant: 7, 10 (1) and (2) (a), 14 (1), (3) (b), (d), (e) and (g) and 15 (1) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2 and 5 * Adopted by the Committee at its 116th session (7-31 March 2016). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Olivier de Frouville, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Sir Nigel Rodley, Victor Manuel Rodríguez-Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Dheerujlall Seetulsingh, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany, Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval. GE.16-11834(E) 

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