Resolution of the ECHR of October 30, 2018 in the case of Bazanova and Mukhachev (Bazanova and Mukhachev) v. Russia (applications No. 23493/12 and 32397/12).
The case was successfully reviewed by the applicants that their criminal cases had not been held in a public hearing. The case has violated the requirements of Article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2012, complainants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their applications, the applicants complained that no open court hearing was held in their criminal cases due to the decision to hold a hearing in closed session.
On 30 October 2018, according to the applications filed by the applicants, the European Court unanimously decided that in the present case the authorities violated the requirements of Article 6 of the Convention (the right to a fair trial) and ordered the respondent State to pay each of the applicants 4,000 euros moral damages.