The ECHR judgment of February 12, 2019 in the case of Belan and Sviderskaya v. Russia (Belan and Sviderskaya v. Russia) (applications Nos. 42294/13 and 42585/13).
In the case, applications about the delivery to the Department of Internal Affairs for participating in the picketing and the unfairness of the trial were successfully considered. The case has violated the requirements of Article 11 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2013, 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 delivery to the police department for participating in the picket violated their rights. The first applicant also complained about the unfairness of the trial in her case. The applicants also alleged that the authorities' actions constituted an unlawful and disproportionate interference with their right to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly.
On February 12, 2019, following applications by the applicants, the Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Government had violated the requirements of Article 11 of the Convention (the right to freedom of assembly and association) in respect of the two applicants.