View Adopted: 2019.07.26
The author is a national of Belarus who claimed that Lithuania will violate his rights under articles 2 (3) (1), 7, 10 (1), 14 (1), 17 and 25 (b) of the Covenant if it proceeds with his extradition to Belarus. The author was a director of a private company in Belarus who was charged under domestic legislation for appropriation of property at large and particularly large amounts by an abuse of office or authority).
The author left Belarus in 2009, and arrived in Lithuania in 2012 and obtained a temporary residence permit. An international arrest warrant was issued for him in 2014, and he was apprehended by police in November of that year. The author applied for asylum and subsidiary protection in Lithuania in December 2014, claiming that the criminal charges were fabricated against him. This application and subsequent appeals were denied.
The author alleges that the decision to deny his application is in violation of 7 and 10 (1) of the Covenant, given the conditions of detention in that facility he is held in.