The case was successfully considered a complaint about the lack of adequate medical care in places where the sentence was served, leading to the death of the applicant's spouse, and the failure to conduct a sufficient and effective investigation into the death. The case has violated the requirements of Article 2 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2011, the applicant was assisted in the preparation of the аpplication. Subsequently, the аpplication was communicated to the Russian Federation.
In her complaint, the applicant, who lives in Orenburg, is a widow, her husband died in 2010, serving a prison sentence. The applicant complained that the authorities of the Russian Federation did not provide her husband with adequate medical care in places where the sentence was served and that they were responsible for his suffering and death. She also claimed that the investigation into the death of her husband was not sufficient and effective.
On 14 February 2017, on the complaint filed by the applicant, the European Court unanimously decided that in the present case the authorities violated the requirements of Article 2 of the Convention (the right to life) both in its substantive and procedural aspects and that there was no need to consider a complaint of violation Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture), and ordered the respondent State to pay the applicant 24,000 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage.
Resolution of the ECHR of February 14, 2017 in the case of Karakhanyan (v. Karakhanyan) against the Russian Federation (аpplication No. 24421/11).