The case has successfully examined the applicants' complaints about the inhuman conditions of detention in places of punishment (inadequate sanitary conditions, overcrowding, the absence of an airing system, etc.), and also that they did not have an effective remedy against the inhuman conditions of their detention. The case has violated the requirements of Articles 3 and 13 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, complainants were assisted in preparing аpplications. Subsequently, the аpplications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants (nine people) complained about the inhuman conditions of detention in places of punishment (inadequate sanitary conditions, overcrowding, lack of an airing system, etc.). The three applicants also claimed that they did not have an effective remedy against the inhuman conditions of their detention.
On February 7, 2017, on the complaints lodged by the applicants, the European Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the authorities violated the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture) both in terms of conditions of detention and the lack of medical assistance, 13 of the Convention (right to effective domestic remedy) in conjunction with Article 3 of the Convention, and ordered the respondent State to pay the applicants a total of € 90,000 in compensation for non-pecuniary damage. Applicants were awarded various amounts from 5,000 to 15,500 euros.
ECHR Ordinance of February 7, 2017 on the case "Secretary and others (Sekretarev and Others) against the Russian Federation" (аpplications N 9678/09, 42122/09, 13886/10, 19115/10, 73499/10, 8797/11, 34310 / 12, 34310/12, 63933/12 and 63951/12).