The case was successfully considered by the applicants' complaints of inhuman conditions of detention in places where the sentence was served, some of the applicants also complained about the excessive length of pre-trial detention and the lack of effective remedies for inhuman conditions of detention. In the case of violations of the requirements of Articles 3 and 13, paragraph 3 of Article 5 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, complainants were assisted in preparing аpplications. Subsequently, the аpplications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants (six people) complained about the inhuman conditions of detention in the places where the sentence was served. Some of the applicants also complained about the excessive length of the pre-trial detention and the lack of effective remedies for inhuman conditions of detention.
On May 4, 2017, on complaints filed by the applicants, the European Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the authorities violated the requirements of articles 3 (prohibition of torture) in relation to all applicants and 13 of the Convention (the right to an effective domestic remedy) and paragraph 3 of article 5 of the Convention (the right to liberty and security of person) in relation to some applicants. The European Court ordered the respondent State to pay the applicants a total of EUR 35,250 in respect of non-pecuniary damage, pecuniary damage and court costs. Applicants were awarded various amounts from 5,000 to 8,750 euros.
ECHR judgment of May 4, 2017 in the case of Serov and Others (Serov and Others) v. Russia (аpplications N 9992/12, 12214/13, 54965/15, 3330/16, 19172/16 and 21267/16).