ECHR judgment of July 10, 2018 in the case of Kumitskiy and Others (Kumitskiy and Others) v. Russia (applications N N 66215/12, 73145/12, 3436/15, 48523/15 and 51391/15).
The case successfully examined the complaints of the applicants that they were convicted of crimes committed by them as a result of a provocation. The case has violated the requirements of Article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (right to a fair trial).
In 2012 and 2015, complainants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the complaints were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their applications, the applicants (five people) complained that they had been convicted of crimes committed as a result of a provocation.
On July 10, 2018, the European Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the authorities violated the requirement of Article 6 of the Convention (the right to a fair trial). The European Court also ruled that the finding of a violation would in itself constitute sufficient compensation. The partly dissenting opinion was expressed by the judges of the European Court of Human Rights P.P. Vilanova (elected from Andorra) and M. Elosegi (elected from Spain).