The case was successfully considered the complaints of the applicants that they and their lawyers were refused to attend the consideration of their complaints in the court of appeal. The case has violated the requirements of Article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2006, 2007, 2008 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, claimants were assisted in the preparation of аpplications. Subsequently, the аpplications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants (13 people) complained that they and their lawyers (with the exception of one of the applicants whose lawyer was present) were refused to be present at the examination of their complaint in the court of appeal. The tenth applicant also complained of a violation of the reasonable time of the criminal proceedings against him. The applicants also complained about the conditions of their detention, the unlawfulness of the detention, but the Court decided that these allegations were manifestly unfounded.
On February 7, 2017, on the complaints lodged by the applicants, the European Court unanimously decided that in the present case the authorities violated only the requirement of Article 6 of the Convention (the right to a fair trial) in respect of the tenth applicant regarding a reasonable period of criminal proceedings, and ordered the respondent State to pay him 2,000 euros in damages.
Resolution of the ECHR of February 07, 2017 in the case of Zakhodyakin and Others (Zakhodyakin and Others) v. Russia (аpplications N 26401/06, 29258/06, 12149/07, 37061/07, 35903/08, 4874/09, 20343 / 09, 28877/09, 29514/09, 31466/09, 32934/10, 70306/11 and 59413/12).