Arutyuniantz v Uzbekistan, UN Human Rights Committee (2001) (excerpts)

Arutyuniantz v Uzbekistan, UN Human Rights Committee Communication 971/2001 (excerpts)

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6.3 The author points to a number of circumstances which she claims demonstrate that her son did not benefit from the presumption of innocence. She states that her son's conviction was based on the testimony of an accomplice who changed his evidence on several occasions, and who at one point confessed to the having committed the murders himself and having falsely implicated Arutyuniantz. She also states that the trial court never made a positive finding of who murdered the two victims; the decision refers to both accused striking and killing the victims with a single hammer.