The case has successfully examined complaints about the excessive length of the applicants' detention pending trial. The case has violated the requirements of paragraph 3 of Article 5 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2008 and 2009, complainants were assisted in preparing аpplications. Subsequently, the аpplications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants (four people) complained about the excessive length of their detention pending trial.
On May 4, 2017, on the complaints lodged by the applicants, the European Court unanimously decided that in the present case the authorities violated the requirement of Article 5 § 3 of the Convention (the right to liberty and security of person) and ordered the respondent State to pay the applicants 7,400 euros compensation for moral damage, material damage and court costs. The applicants were awarded various amounts from 1,000 to 3,200 euros.
ECHR Ordinance of May 4, 2017 on the case of Geval and Others v. The Russian Federation (аpplications no. 24185/08, 60126/08, 48750/09 and 50583/09).