The case was successfully considered complaints about the inhuman conditions of detention of the applicants in places of serving the sentence, the lack of effective remedies. The case has violated the requirements of Articles 3 and 13 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2011, 2012 and 2013, complainants were assisted in preparing аpplications. Subsequently, the аpplications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants (12 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 filed by the applicants, the European Court unanimously decided 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 , and ordered the respondent State to pay the applicants a total of 113,900 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage, pecuniary damage and court costs. The applicants were awarded various amounts from 1,400 to 22,800 euros.
ECHR judgment of May 4, 2017 in the case of Biryukov and Others v. Russia (аpplications No. 36006/11, 37211/11, 53965/12, 53969/12, 55356/12, 74792/12, 76153 / 12, 77937/12 and 56384/13).