The ECHR judgment of 08 October 2019 in the case of Mumanzhinova and Others v. Russia (application No. 724/18 and eight other applications).
In 2018, the applicants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were consolidated and communicated by the Russian Federation.
The case has successfully examined applications that the applicants' detention pending removal was unlawful and that the proceedings in their cases were not thoroughly conducted. In the case, there was a violation of the requirements of paragraphs 1, 4 of Article 5 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In their applications, they complained that on various dates the Russian authorities had initiated the procedure for the expulsion of the applicants and placed them in custody pending expulsion. The applicants complained that their detention pending expulsion was unlawful and that the proceedings in their cases had not been thoroughly conducted.
On 08 October 2019, in respect of the applications submitted by the applicants, the Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the Russian authorities violated the requirements of Article 5 § 1 of the Convention (right to liberty and security of person) in respect of the seven applicants' complaints, a violation of Article 5 § 4 of the Convention regarding two complaints. The applicants were awarded various amounts of EUR 3,000 to EUR 7,500 in compensation.