CCPR/C/119/D/2359/2014 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: Kyrgyzstan 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: Non-substantiation 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: 2 1. 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 Waterval. GE.17-07668(E) 

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