The ECHR judgment of April 16, 2019 in the case of Rebechenko v. Russia (application No. 10257/17).
In 2017, the applicant was assisted in preparing the application. Subsequently, the application was communicated to the Russian Federation.
The case has successfully examined an application about a violation of the applicant’s rights to freedom of expression in connection with bringing him to justice allegedly because of the humiliation of the honor, dignity and business reputation of a citizen. The case has violated the requirements of Article 10 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In his application, the applicant complained that his prosecution allegedly because of the humiliation of honor, dignity and business reputation of citizen F. violated his right to freedom of expression.
On April 16, 2019, in an application lodged by the applicant, the Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Government violated the requirement of Article 10 of the Convention (the right to freedom of expression) and ordered the respondent Government to pay the applicant EUR 714 in respect of pecuniary damage , 500 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage and 71 euros in respect of costs and expenses.