The case was successfully reviewed by the applicants for inhuman conditions of detention. One applicant also complained that he did not have an effective remedy in this regard. The case has violated the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (prohibition of torture) in respect of all applicants, Article 13 of the Convention (the right to an effective remedy) in respect of one applicant.
In 2011, 2013 and 2015, complainants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants (three people) complained about the inhuman conditions of detention. One applicant also complained that he did not have an effective remedy in this regard.
On June 14, 2018, the European Court unanimously ruled that in this case the authorities violated the requirement of Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture) in relation to all applicants, the requirement of Article 13 of the Convention (right to an effective remedy) in respect of one the applicant, and ordered the respondent State to pay the applicants 10,000 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage. Applicants were awarded various amounts from 1,000 to 5,000 euros.
ECHR judgment of June 14, 2018 in the case of Ustimenko and Others (Ustimenko and Others) v. Russia (applications N 74612/11, 49085/13 and 49192/15).