The case has successfully examined the applicants' complaints about the excessive length of the proceedings in their criminal cases. The case has violated the requirements of paragraph 1 of Article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2008 and 2015, complainants were assisted in preparing аpplications. Subsequently, the аpplications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants (three people) complained about the excessive length of the proceedings in their criminal cases.
On May 4, 2017, on complaints filed by the applicants, the European Court unanimously decided that in the present case the authorities violated the requirement of Article 6 § 1 of the Convention (the right to a fair trial) and ordered the respondent State to pay 2,500, 2,000 and 1 600 euros from the first to the third applicant respectively in respect of non-pecuniary damage, pecuniary damage and court costs.
ECHR ruling of May 4, 2017 on the case of Potapyeva and Others (Potapyeva and Others) v. Russia (аpplications N 10662/08, 16825/08 and 22866/15).