Resolution of the ECHR of October 9, 2018 in the case of Golubyatnikov and Zhuchkov (Golubyatnikov and Zhuchkov) v. Russia (Complaints N 49869/06 and 44822/06).
The case was successfully reviewed by the applicants for ill-treatment during their detention. The case has violated the requirements of Article 3 in its substantive and procedural aspects and 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2006, complainants were assisted in preparing complaints. Subsequently, the complaints were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants complained that they had been ill-treated during their detention in the internal affairs authorities and that no effective investigation had been carried out into these circumstances. The applicants also argued that the testimony of the second applicant, who had been forced to give as a result of the above-mentioned appeal, was used as evidence to find them guilty.
On October 9, 2018, according to the complaints filed by the applicants, the European Court unanimously decided that in the present case the authorities violated the requirements of articles 3 (prohibition of torture) in its substantive and procedural aspects and 6 of the Convention (right to a fair trial), and obliged the state - the respondent to pay each applicant 25,000 euros in compensation for non-pecuniary damage.