United Nations

International Covenant on
Civil and Political Rights

Distr.: General
12 May 2017
Original: English

Human Rights Committee

Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication No.
2359/2014*, **
Communication submitted by:

Alimzhon Saidarov, Avaz Davudov, Erkin
Vasilov and Khikmatillo Erbabaev (represented
by counsel, Valeryan Vakhitov)

Alleged victims:

The authors

State party:


Date of communication:

5 December 2013(initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 20 March 2014 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of Views:

17 March 2017

Subject matter:

Arbitrary detention; torture

Procedural issues:


Substantive issues:

Torture — prompt and impartial investigation;
arbitrary arrest — detention; discrimination on
the grounds of national, ethnic or social origin;
fair trial — legal assistance

Articles of the Covenant:

2 (3); 7; 9 (1) and (2); 14 (3) (d); 26

Articles of the Optional Protocol:


The authors of the communication are Alimzhon Saidarov, Avaz Davudov, Erkin
Vasilov and Khikmatillo Erbabaev, Kyrgyz citizens, born in 1969, 1969, 1974 and 1991,
respectively. The authors claim that the State party has violated their rights under article 7,
read in conjunction with articles 2 (3), 9 (1) and (2), 10 (2) (a), 14 (3) (d) and 26 for Mr.
Saidarov; articles 9 (1), 14 (3) (d) and 26 for Mr. Davudov; articles 9 (1), 14 (3) (d) and 26
for Mr. Vasilov and articles 9 (1) and (2), 14 (3) (d) and 26 of the Covenant for Mr.
Erbabaev. Although the authors, with the exception of Mr. Saidarov, have not formally

* Adopted by the Committee at its 119th session (6-29 March 2017).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Tania María Abdo Rocholl, Yadh Ben Achour, Ilze Brands Kehris, Ahmed Amin Fathalla, Olivier de
Frouville, Christof Heyns, Yuji Iwasawa, Bamariam Koita, Marcia V.J. Kran, Duncan Laki
Muhumuza, Photini Pazartzis, Mauro Politi, José Manuel Santos Pais, Yuval Shany and Margo



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