Smirnova v Russian Federation, UN Human Rights Committee (1996) (excerpts)

Smirnova v Russian Federation, UN Human Rights Committee Communication 712/1996 (excerpts)

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10.3 With regard to the author's claim that she was not informed promptly of the charges against her, the Committee does not consider there to have been a violation by the State party of articles 9(2) or 14(3) of the Covenant. Upon her arrest on 26 August 1995, it appears that she was not formally advised of the charges against her until 31 August 1995. However, it appears that she had been previously advised of the charges against her when she was interrogated in September 1994. The State party contends that the author was advised of the reasons for her arrest and why she was being placed in preventive detention. In these circumstances, the Committee considers that it is not in a position to establish any violation of the State party's obligations under article 9(2) and 14(3) (a) of the Covenant.