Kurbanov v Tajikistan, UN Human Rights Committee (2002) (excerpts)

Kurbanov v Tajikistan, UN Human Rights Committee Communication 1096/2002 (excerpts)

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7.6 As to the author's claim that her son's rights under article14, paragraph 1 were violated through a death sentence pronounced by an incompetent tribunal, the Committee notes that the State party has neither addressed this claim nor provided any explanation as to why the trial was conducted, at first instance, by the Military Chamber of the Supreme Court. In the absence of any information by the State party to justify a trial before a military court, the Committee considers that the trial and death sentence against the author's son, who is a civilian, did not meet the requirements of article 14, paragraph 1.