The case has successfully examined complaints about conditions of detention, excessively long detention and lack of effective remedies. The case has violated the requirements of Article 3, clause 3 of Article 5, Article 13 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015, complainants were assisted in preparing аpplications. Subsequently, the аpplications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints the applicants (eight people) complained about the conditions of their detention. Some of the applicants also appealed against the excessively long detention and the lack of effective remedies.
On December 8, 2016 on the complaints filed by the applicants, the European Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the authorities of the Russian Federation violated the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture) in relation to all applicants, paragraph 3 of Article 5 of the Convention (right to liberty and security of person) the first and seventh applicants, as well as Article 13 of the Convention (the right to an effective remedy) in respect of the seventh applicant, and ordered the respondent State to pay the applicants EUR 102,000 in compensation moral harm.
ECHR judgment of December 8, 2016 on the case of Kolbasov and Others v. Russia (Kolbasov and Others v. Russia) (аpplications N 37198/09, 27269/10, 29657/10, 35655/11, 46902/11, 63660 / 12, 14181/15 and 39024/15).