CCPR/C/130/D/2429/2014 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 4 February 2021 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2429/2014*, ** Communication submitted by: Kurmanbek Chynybekov (represented by counsel, Utkir Djabbarov) Alleged victim: The author State party: Kyrgyzstan Date of communication: 20 December 2012 (initial submission) Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 92 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 20 June 2014 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 30 October 2020 Subject matter: Torture; arbitrary detention Procedural issue: None Substantive issues: Torture; lack of effective investigation; arbitrary detention; presumption of innocence Articles of the Covenant: 7, read alone and in conjunction with 2 (2) and (3) (a), 9 (1), (3) and (4), 10 (1) and 14 (2) and (3) (g) Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2 and 5 (2) (b) 1. The author of the communication is Kurmanbek Chynybekov, a national of Kyrgyzstan born in 1980. He claims that the State party has violated his rights under article 7, read alone and in conjunction with article 2 (2) and (3) (a), and articles 9 (1), (3) and (4), 10 (1) and 14 (2) and (3) (g) of the Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered into force for the State party on 7 January 1995. The author is represented by counsel. Facts as submitted by the author 2.1 On 22 April 2007, at 11 a.m., the author was arrested by police officers of the Aksiy district police department on suspicion of cattle theft. Upon his arrest, he voluntarily * Adopted by the Committee at its 130th session (12 October–6 November 2020). ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Yadh Ben Achour, Arif Bulkan, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Furuya Shuichi, Christoph Heyns, Marcia V.J. Kran, David H. Moore, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Hernán Quezada Cabrera, Vasilka Sancin, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany, Hélène Tigroudja, Andreas Zimmermann and Gentian Zyberi. GE.21-01430(E)

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