CCPR/C/113/D/2218/2012 United Nations International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Distr.: General 19 May 2015 Original: English Human Rights Committee Communication No. 2218/2012 Views adopted by the Committee at its 113th session (16 March–2 April 2015) Submitted by: Zafar Abdullayev (represented by counsel) Alleged victim: The author State party: Turkmenistan Date of communication: 3 September 2012 (initial submission) Document references: Special Rapporteur’s rule 97 decision, transmitted to the State party on 5 December 2012 (not issued in document form) Date of adoption of Views: 25 March 2015 Subject matter: Conscientious objection to compulsory military service; inhuman and degrading treatment; conviction for the same offence twice. Procedural issues: Lack of substantiation of claims. Substantive issues: Freedom of conscience; right not to be tried and punished again for an offence for which he has already been finally convicted; inhuman and degrading treatment. Articles of the Covenant: 7, 10, 14 (7) and 18 (1). Articles of the Optional Protocol: 2. GE.15-10044 (E) 

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