In the case, the complaints of the applicants who were on the wanted list, their late notification of court dates, and their late delivery to the court after the arrest were successfully examined. In the case of violation of the requirements of paragraphs 2 and 3 of Article 5, paragraph 2 of Article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2011 and 2014, complainants were assisted in preparing аpplications. Subsequently, the аpplications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants (three people), who were on the wanted list, complained that they were not promptly notified of the dates of court hearings, and after the arrest, which was rendered by the courts in their absence, were not immediately brought to court.
On January 31, 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 of Article 5 § 2 of the Convention of the applicant and Article 6 § 2 of the Convention (the right to a fair trial) against the third applicant, and ordered the respondent State to pay 6,500 euros to the second and third applicants in respect of moral harm.
ECHR judgment of January 31, 2017 in the case of Vakhitov and Others (Vakhitov and Others) v. Russia (аpplications N 18232/11, 42945/11 and 31596/14).