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Mr. Robert Sobek v. Gabon, Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, Opinion No. 20/2006, U.N. Doc. A/HRC/4/40/Add.1 at 90 (2006).


OPINION No. 20/2006 (GABON) Communication: addressed to the Government on 18 January 2006. Concerning: Mr. Robert Sobek.

The State is a party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

1. (Same text as paragraph 1 of Opinion No. 38/2005.)

2. The Working Group notes with appreciation the information forwarded by the Government of Gabon in respect of the case in question.

3. The Working Group further notes that the Government has informed the Group that the above-named person is no longer in detention. This information was confirmed by the source of the communication.

4. Consequently, and without pronouncing on the arbitrariness of otherwise of the detention of Mr. Robert Sobek, the Working Group decides, in conformity with paragraph 17 (a) of its methods of work, to file the case.

Adopted on 31 August 2006.


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