The ECHR judgment of November 19, 2019 in the case of Obote v. Russia (application No. 58954/09).
In 2009, the applicant was assisted in preparing the application. Subsequently, the application was communicated to the Russian Federation.
In the case, an application was successfully examined regarding the termination by the authorities of a flash mob with the participation of the applicant and the subsequent prosecution of the applicant. The case has violated the requirements of Article 11 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In his application, the applicant complained about the authorities terminating the flash mob with his participation and his subsequent administrative prosecution.
On November 19, 2019, in an application filed by the applicant, the European Court, by six votes in favor and one against, decided that in the present case the Russian authorities had violated the requirements of Article 11 of the Convention (the right to freedom of assembly and association) and ordered the authorities to of the respondent State to pay the applicant EUR 4,000 in respect of non-pecuniary damage.
Concurring opinion was expressed by Judge A. Sergides (elected from Cyprus), to which Judge D. Dedov (elected from the Russian Federation) joined.