CAT/C/52/D/478/2011 United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Distr.: General 19 June 2014 Original: English Committee against Torture Communication No. 478/2011 Decision adopted by the Committee at its fifty-second session, 28 April–23 May 2014 Submitted by: Sergei Kirsanov (not represented by counsel) Alleged victim: The complainant State party: Russian Federation Date of complaint: 11 July 2011 (initial submission) Date of decision: 14 May 2014 Subject matter: Excessive detention in substandard conditions during pretrial proceedings Procedural issue: Non-substantiation Substantive issues: Torture, ill-treatment, lack of investigation, redress for the victim Articles of the Convention: 1, 4, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 22 GE.14-05658 (E) *1405658* effective

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