The case was successfully considered a complaint of ill-treatment of the applicant during his stay in custody in order to obtain confessions. The case has violated the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2007, the complainant was assisted in preparing a аpplication. Subsequently, the аpplication was communicated to the Russian Federation.
In his complaint, the complainant (at the time of the events in question was a minor) claimed that in 2004 he was subjected to ill-treatment in the city of Nizhny Novgorod while he was in custody in order to extract confessions. After being released, the applicant recorded the injuries in a medical institution, and the victim of the crime who appeared for interrogation indicated that she was unfamiliar with the applicant and that the crime had been committed by another person. No criminal proceedings were instituted against the applicant.
On 28 March 2017, on a complaint filed by the applicant, the European Court unanimously decided that in the present case the authorities violated the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture) in its substantive and procedural aspects, and ordered the respondent State to pay the applicant 48,550 euros as non-pecuniary damage.
ECHR ruling of March 28, 2017 in the case of Shestopalov v. The Russian Federation (аpplication N 46248/07).