CAT/C/70/D/638/2014 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 10 February 2021 Original: English Committee against Torture Decision adopted by the Committee under article 22 of the Convention, concerning communication No. 638/2014*, ** Communication submitted by: V.A. (not represented by counsel) Alleged victim: The complainant State party: Kazakhstan Date of complaint: 20 November 2014 (initial submission) Substantive issues: Torture; lack of investigation On 30 December 2020, the Committee, not having received comments from the complainant on the State party’s observations, despite sending at least four reminders to that effect, decided to discontinue the examination of communication No. 638/2014. * Adopted by the Committee intersessionally on 30 December 2020. ** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication: Essadia Belmir, Claude Heller, Erdogan Iscan, Liu Huawen, Jens Modvig, Ilvija Puce, Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón, Sébastien Touzé and Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov. GE.21-01800(E)

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