ECHR judgment of July 17, 2018 in the case of Mangir and Others (Russian Federation) (application No. 50157/06).
The case successfully examined the complaint of the applicants, who were police officers, that they had been illegally deprived of their freedom by the authorities of the Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika. The applicants also complained of inadequate conditions of detention and that they were subjected to ill-treatment. The case has violated the requirements of Article 3, clause 1 of Article 5 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in respect of all applicants.
In 2006, claimants were assisted in preparing a application. Subsequently, the complaint was communicated to the Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation.
In their complaint, the applicants (five people), who were police officers, complained that they had been unlawfully deprived of their freedom by the authorities of the Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika. The applicants also complained of inadequate conditions of detention and that they were subjected to ill-treatment.
On July 17, 2018, on the application submitted by the applicants, the European Court unanimously decided that in this case the authorities of the Republic of Moldova did not violate any provisions of the Convention. The European Court also ruled that the Russian authorities violated the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture) in respect of all applicants due to inadequate conditions of detention, the requirement of Article 5 § 1 of the Convention (the right to liberty and security of person) in relation to all applicants, and ordered the respondent State to pay the applicants EUR 93,000 in respect of non-pecuniary damage. A special dissenting opinion on this case was expressed by the judge of the European Court of Human Rights D. Dedov (elected from the Russian Federation). Applicants were awarded various amounts from 3,000 to 25,000 euros.