The case has successfully reviewed complaints about the maintenance of the applicants during court proceedings in criminal cases instituted against them in metal cells. The case has violated the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2014 and 2015, complainants were assisted in preparing аpplications. Subsequently, the аpplications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants (three people), residing respectively in the cities of Krasnoyarsk, Novocheboksarsk and in the Vologda region, complained that during the proceedings in their criminal cases they were kept in metal cells.
On January 31, 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) and ordered the respondent state to pay the first applicant EUR 3,000, 500 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage.
ECHR judgment of January 31, 2017 in the case of Vorontsov and Others v. Russia (аpplications No. 59655/14, 5771/15 and 7238/15).