The ECHR judgment of July 2, 2019 in the case of “Antonov and Others (v. Antonov and Others) v. Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation” (applications N 315/10, 1153/10 and 1158/10).
The case successfully examined applications of inhuman conditions of the applicants' detention, ill-treatment of one of the applicants during his detention in order to force him to give a confession, detention of the applicants by decision of bodies that were not established by law, non-permission to visit relatives . The case violated article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (prohibition of torture), article 5, paragraph 1 of the Convention (right to liberty and security of person), articles 8 (right to respect for private and family life) and 13 of the Convention (right to effective domestic remedy).
In 2010, the applicants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were consolidated and communicated by the Russian Federation.
In their applications, the applicants complained of inhuman conditions of detention. One of the applicants also complained of ill-treatment during his detention in order to force him to give a confession. The applicants also alleged that their detentions had been carried out by decision of authorities that had not been established by law. Some applicants also complained that they were not allowed to visit relatives during their detention.
On July 2, 2019, on applications submitted by the applicants, the European Court unanimously decided that in the present case the Russian authorities violated the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture), Article 5 § 1 of the Convention (right to liberty and security of person), articles 8 (right to respect private and family life) and 13 of the Convention (the right to an effective domestic remedy) and ordered the respondent Government to pay each applicant EUR 9,750 in respect of non-pecuniary damage and EUR 1,500 in respect of Compensation for court costs and expenses. The European Court unanimously decided that the authorities of the Republic of Moldova had not committed a violation of any provision of the Convention.