CCPR/C/119/D/2245/2013 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 23 June 2017 Original: English Human Rights Committee Views adopted by the Committee under article 5 (4) of the Optional Protocol, concerning communication No. 2245/2013*, ** Submitted by: Purna Maya (represented by Advocacy Forum, Nepal and REDRESS) Alleged victim: The author State party: Nepal Date of communication: 19 December 2012 Document references: Decision taken pursuant to rule 97 of the Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to the State party on 23 May 2013 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 17 March 2017 Subject matter: Sexual abuse of suspected Maoist supporter by army officers Procedural issues: Exhaustion of domestic remedies Substantive issues: Cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment; arbitrary arrest and detention; discrimination on the grounds of sex; effective remedies Articles of the Covenant: 2 (1) and (3), 3, 7, 9, 10 (1) and 26 Articles of the Optional Protocol: 5 (2) (b) 1.1 The author of the communication is Purna Maya,1 a national of Nepal born in 1969. She claims to be victim of a violation of articles 2 (1) and (3), 3, 7, 9, 10 (1) and 26 of the Covenant. The Optional Protocol entered into force for the State on 14 May 1991. The author is represented by counsel. * 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, Sarah Cleveland, 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, Anja SeibertFohr, Yuval Shany and Margo Waterval. 1 The text of an individual opinion by Committee member Anja Seibert-Fohr (concurring) is annexed to the present Views. The author is using a pseudonym for the present communication. GE.17-10307(E) 

Select target paragraph3