United Nations


International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
1 December 2016
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 2152/2012**, ***
Communication submitted by:

S.P. (not represented by counsel)

Alleged victim:

The author

State party:

Russian Federation

Date of communication:

24 February 2011 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 22 May 2012 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

27 October 2016

Subject matter:

Treatment of the author while in pretrial

Procedural issues:

Admissibility —
manifestly ill-founded;
exhaustion of domestic remedies; other

Substantive issues:

Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment;
conditions of detention; discrimination

Articles of the Covenant:

7, 10 and 26

Articles of the Optional Protocol:

2 and 5 (2) (a) and (b)

* Reissued for technical reasons on 14 December 2016.
** Adopted by the Committee at its 118th session (17 October-4 November 2016).
*** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Yadh Ben Achour, Lazhari Bouzid, Sarah Cleveland, Ahmet Amin Fathalla, Olivier de Frouville,
Yuji Iwasawa, Ivana Jelić, Duncan Laki Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, Sir Nigel Rodley,
Víctor Manuel Rodríguez Rescia, Fabián Omar Salvioli, Anja Seibert-Fohr, Yuval Shany,
Konstantine Vardzelashvili and Margo Waterval.



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