The case was successfully reviewed by the applicants for inhuman conditions of detention. Some applicants also complained that they did not have an effective remedy in that 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 relation to individual applicants.
In 2016 and 2017, complainants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants (eight people) complained about the inhuman conditions of detention. Some applicants also complained that they did not have an effective remedy in that 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 relation to certain the applicants and ordered the respondent Government to pay the applicants EUR 46,600 in respect of non-pecuniary damage. Applicants were awarded various amounts from 5,000 to 7,000 euros.
ECHR judgment of June 14, 2018 in the case of Smirnov and Others (Smirnov and Others) v. Russia (applications N 74889/16, 71845/17, 71866/17, 71925/17, 71945/17, 71962/17, 73984 / 17 and 74152/17).