ECHR Decision of July 2, 2019 in the case “Dobrovitskaya and Others (Dobrovitskaya and Others) v. Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation” (applications N 41660/10, 25197/11, 8064/11, 6151/12, 28972/13 and 29182 / fourteen).
The case has successfully examined applications of inhuman conditions of the applicants, with the exception of one, in custody, inadequate medical assistance to one of the applicants during his detention, as well as the illegality of the applicants' detention on the basis of decisions made by authorities that were not established by law . The case has violated Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Article 5 § 1 of the Convention, Article 6 of the Convention, Article 2 of Protocol No. 4 to the Convention in respect of one applicant, Article 13 of the Convention in respect of individual applicants.
In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, the applicants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were consolidated and communicated by the Russian Federation.
In their applications, all but one of the applicants complained of inhuman conditions of detention. One applicant also complained of inadequate medical assistance during his detention. The applicants also complained about the unlawfulness of their detention, since decisions on this were made by bodies that were not established by law. The applicants alleged that they were found guilty by bodies that were not established by law.
On July 2, 2019, on applications submitted by the applicants, the European Court unanimously ruled 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), Article 6 of the Convention (right to fair trial), Article 2 of Protocol No. 4 to the Convention (right to freedom of movement) in respect of one applicant, Article 13 of the Convention (right to an effective domestic remedy) in respect of certain applicants, and ordered the respondent Government to pay the applicants various amounts from 1,500 to 33,800 euros as all forms of compensation.