CAT/C/52/D/497/2012* United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 12 June 2014 Original: English Committee against Torture Communication No. 497/2012 Decision adopted by the Committee at its fifty-second session, 28 April–23 May 2014 Submitted by: Rasim Bairamov (represented by counsel) Alleged victim: The complainant State party: Kazakhstan Date of complaint: 6 May 2011 (initial submission) Date of present decision: 14 May 2014 Subject matter: Failure to carry out a prompt and impartial investigation into torture allegations, to bring perpetrators to justice, provide full and adequate reparation, forced confession; inadequate health care Procedural issues: Level of substantiation of claims Substantive issues: Torture; severe pain or suffering; effective measures to prevent torture; prompt and impartial investigation wherever there is reasonable ground to believe that torture has been committed; right to complain to, and to have one’s case promptly and impartially examined by competent authorities; right to adequate compensation, forced confession, inadequate health care Articles of the Convention: 1; 2; 12; 13; 14; 15 and 16 * Reissued for technical reasons on 3 July 2014. GE.14-07296 *1407296*

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