The case has successfully examined the applicants' complaints about the excessive length of the pre-trial detention, as well as the fact that the judicial review of the reasonableness of their detention did not meet the urgency criterion. The case of violation of the requirements of paragraphs 3 and 4 of Article 5 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2016, complainants were assisted in preparing аpplications. Subsequently, the аpplications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints the applicants (five people) complained about the excessive length of the detention pending trial. The first and fifth applicants also complained that the judicial review of the reasonableness of their detention did not meet the urgency criterion.
On February 16, 2017, on the complaints lodged by the applicants, the European Court unanimously decided that in the present case the authorities violated the requirements of Article 5 § 3 of the Convention (the right to liberty and security of the person) in respect of all claimants Clause 4 of the Convention regarding the first and the fifth applicants, and ordered the respondent Government to pay the applicants a total of 29,500 euros in respect of pecuniary damage, non-pecuniary damage and court costs. Applicants were awarded various amounts from 1,000 to 7,500 euros.
ECHR judgment of February 16, 2017 in the case of Kotov and Others v. Russia (аpplications N 39399/08, 39554/08, 45510/09, 21744/10 and 23272/16).