ECHR judgment of October 4, 2018 in the case of Pokusin and Others (Pokusin and Others) v. Russia (complaints N 21440/13, 8052/14, 34442/15, 18293/17, 33984/17, 42204/17, 44658 / 17, 52066/17, 81600/17 and 83401/17).
In the case, the applicants' complaints that they were kept in a metal cage in the courtroom during the examination of their criminal cases were successfully examined. The case has violated the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017, complainants were assisted in preparing complaints. Subsequently, the complaints were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants (10 people) complained that they were kept in a metal cage in the courtroom during the examination of their criminal cases.
On October 4, 2018, on complaints filed by the applicants, the European Court unanimously decided that in the present case the authorities violated the requirement of Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture) against all applicants, and ordered the respondent state to pay the applicants a total of € 77,750 as non-pecuniary damage. Applicants were awarded various amounts from 7,500 to 9,750 euros.