The ECHR judgment of October 15, 2019 in the case of Grigoryev v. Russia (application No. 52673/07).
In 2007, the applicant was assisted in preparing the application. Subsequently, the application was communicated to the Russian Federation.
The case has successfully examined the application about the unjustified detention of the applicant, the lack of an effective investigation into the fact that the applicant was subjected to torture by law enforcement officials, as well as the lack of a fair hearing with respect to the violations. The case has violated the requirements of Article 3, paragraph 1 of Article 5, as well as paragraph 1 of Article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In his application, the applicant complained that his detention was unlawful and unsubstantiated, that he had been tortured by police officers and that the authorities had not conducted an effective investigation into this circumstance. He also complained that the trial against the violations was not fair.
On October 15, 2019, in an application lodged by the applicant, 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) in its material and procedural aspects, Article 5 § 1 of the Convention (right to liberty and personal inviolability), also of Article 6 § 1 of the Convention (right to a fair trial), and ordered the respondent Government to pay the applicant EUR 25,350 in respect of non-pecuniary damage.