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UN human rights panel deplores executions in Uzbekistan

“The Committee deplored the recent execution of six individuals whose cases are currently pending before the Committee,” it said in a statement on its meeting in Geneva. “It reminded the State party of its position that it amounts to a grave breach of the Optional Protocol to execute an individual whose case is pending before the Committee, in particular where a request for interim protection under rule 86 of the Committee’s Rules of Procedure has been issued.”The Committee, an 18-member panel of independent experts, reiterated its request for interim protection under rule 86 in all other cases currently pending under the Optional Protocol and that Uzbekistan not execute the person before the Committee has concluded its consideration.In a letter earlier this month, Acting High Commissioner for Human Rights Bertrand Ramcharan had urged the Government to make all necessary efforts to ensure strict observance of its international human rights obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its Optional Protocol and to cooperate fully with the Special Procedures.The Committee listed the six executed as Muzaffar Mirzaev, Shukrat Andasbaev, Ulugbek Eshov, Ilkhon Babadzhanov, Maksud Ismailov and Azamat Uteev. read more