United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
21 October 2015
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Communication No. 2234/2013
Views adopted by the Committee at its 114th session
(29 June-24 July 2015)
Submitted by:

M.T. (represented by counsel, the Redress Trust
and the International Federation for Human

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:


Date of communication:

18 December 2012 (initial submission)

Document references:

Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision,
transmitted to the State party on 5 February 2013
(not issued in a document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

23 July 2015

Subject matter:

Human rights defender convicted on false
criminal charges and tortured while in detention

Procedural issues:

Admissibility; substantiation

Substantive issues:

Torture, arbitrary detention, ill-treatment, fair
trial, arbitrary interference with privacy,
freedoms of expression, association and
assembly, discrimination, effective remedy

Articles of the Covenant:

2 (3) read separately and in conjunction with 7, 9
(1), (2) and (4), 10 (1) and (2) (a), 14 (1) and (3)
(b) and (e) and (5), 17, 19 (2), 21, 22 and 26

Articles of the Optional Protocol:




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