The case was successfully reviewed by the applicants for inhuman conditions of detention. The two 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 respect of two applicants.
In 2017, complainants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants (four people) complained about the inhuman conditions of detention. The two applicants also complained that they did not have an effective remedy in that regard.
On 28 June 2018, the European Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Russian 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 (the right to an effective remedy) in respect of two complaints the applicants, and ordered the respondent Government to pay the applicants 18,900 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage. Applicants were awarded various amounts from 3,900 to 5,000 euros.
ECHR ruling of June 28, 2018 in the case of Stepanov and Others (Stepanov and Others) v. Russia (applications No. 44388/17, 44497/17, 60480/17 and 63056/17).