The case was successfully considered a complaint of ill-treatment of the applicant by police officers with a view to obtaining confessions, the absence of effective remedies for the applicant. The case has violated the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2009, the complainant was assisted in preparing a аpplication. Subsequently, the аpplication was communicated to the Russian Federation.
In his complaint, the complainant complained of ill-treatment by police officers with a view to extracting confessions. The applicant also argued that he did not have an effective remedy for these circumstances.
On May 2, 2017, on the complaint filed by the applicant, the European Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the authorities violated the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture) in both its material and procedural aspects and that there is no need to consider a complaint of a violation of article 13 of the Convention (the right to an effective domestic remedy), obliging the respondent State to pay the applicant 20,000 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage.
ECHR Ordinance of May 2, 2017 in the case of Sitnikov (Russian Federation) (аpplication No. 14769/09).