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:


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:


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)

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
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.


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