The case has successfully considered complaints about the inhuman conditions of the applicants' detention in places of punishment, the lack of effective remedies for inhuman conditions, the use of metal cells in the courtroom, and the excessive length of detention pending trial. The case has violated the requirements of articles 3, 13, clause 3 of article 5 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2013, 2014, 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 claimants complained about the lack of effective remedies due to inhuman conditions, the use of metal cells in the courtroom and the excessive length of pre-trial 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 respect of individual applicants. The European Court ordered the respondent State to pay the applicants a total of EUR 59,050 in compensation for non-pecuniary damage, pecuniary damage and court costs. Applicants were awarded various amounts from 6,750 to 19,300 euros.
ECHR judgment of May 4, 2017 in the case of Gusev and Others (Gusev and Others) v. Russia (аpplications N 28348/13, 63693/14, 53169/15, 58195/15, 22883/16 and 24726/16).