The ECHR judgment of February 12, 2019 in the case of Ryklin and Sharov v. Russia (Ryklin and Sharov v. Russia) (applications N 37513/15 and 37528/15).
The case has successfully examined applications of unlawful and arbitrary detention and detention in the internal affairs department due to participation in a demonstration. The case has violated the requirements of paragraph 1 of Article 6, Articles 10 and 11 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2015, the applicants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were consolidated and communicated by the Russian Federation.
In their applications, the applicants complained that their detention and detention in the police departments because of their participation in the demonstration on 6 May 2015 were unlawful and arbitrary. The applicants also complained about the absence of representatives of the prosecution at the administrative hearings against them. They further submitted that there had been unlawful and disproportionate interference with their right to freedom of expression.
On February 12, 2019, in response to applications submitted by the applicants, the Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Russian authorities violated the requirements of Article 6 § 1 of the Convention (right to a fair trial) in respect of each of the applicants, Article 10 (right to freedom of expression ), examined in the light of Article 11 of the Convention (the right to freedom of assembly and association), in respect of each of the applicants, and ordered the respondent Government to pay 5,000 euros to each of the applicants in respect of moral th harm.