The ECHR judgment of January 22, 2019 in the case of B.U. and Others v. Russia (B.U. and Others v. Russia) (applications N 59609/17, 74677/17 and 76379/17).
In 2017, the applicants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were consolidated and communicated by the Russian Federation.
The case has successfully examined applications that the authorities of the Russian Federation did not consider the applicants' allegations that, if they were expelled from the Russian Federation, they could be at risk of ill-treatment. The case has violated the requirements of Articles 3, 5 of the Convention for the Protection of Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In their applications, the applicants complained that the authorities of the Russian Federation had not examined their allegations that, if they were expelled to Tajikistan, they might be at risk of ill-treatment there.
On January 22, 2019, according to the applications submitted by the applicants, the European Court unanimously ruled that in the present case, if two applicants were expelled to Tajikistan, there would be a violation of Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture), and that the Russian authorities had violated the requirements of Article 5 § 1 Convention (the right to liberty and security of person) in respect of three applicants, the requirements of Article 5 § 4 of the Convention in respect of two applicants, and ordered the respondent Government to pay 5,000 euros to each of the applicants as compensation for non-pecuniary damage.