The case has successfully examined the applicants' complaints about the inhuman conditions of detention in places where the sentence was served, as well as the fact that they did not have an effective remedy in this regard. The case has violated the requirements of Articles 3 and 13 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2013 and 2015, complainants were assisted in preparing аpplications. Subsequently, the аpplications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants (eight people) complained about the inhuman conditions of detention in the places where the sentence was served. The six applicants also claimed that they did not have an effective remedy in that regard.
On May 4, 2017, on the complaints lodged 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 respect of all applicants and 13 of the Convention (the right to an effective domestic remedy) in respect of six applicants , and ordered the respondent State to pay the applicants a total of € 60,600 in respect of non-pecuniary damage, pecuniary damage and court costs. Applicants were awarded various amounts from 5,000 to 15,300 euros.
ECHR judgment of May 4, 2017 in the case of Merzlyachenko and Others (Merzlyachenko and Others) v. Russia (аpplications N 60839/13, 63289/13, 63379/13, 63440/13, 63632/13, 63638/13, 80928 / 13 and 38267/15).