The ECHR judgment of 27 March 2018 in the case "Aleksandr Aleksandrov (Aleksandr Aleksandrov) v. Russian Federation" (application No. 14431/06).
The case successfully examined the complaint of the applicant, convicted under Article 318 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, to one year of imprisonment, because he was discriminated against, since, by appointing a real and not conditional sentence, the court, among other factors, indicated that the applicant did not lived in the city of Moscow or the Moscow region. The case involved a violation of the requirements of Article 14 in conjunction with Article 5 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2006, the applicant was assisted in the preparation of the application. Subsequently, the application was communicated to the Russian Federation.
In his complaint, the applicant, convicted under Article 318 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (the use of violence against a government representative) to one year in prison, complained that he had been discriminated against, since, by appointing a real and not conditional sentence, the court, among others factors indicated that the applicant did not reside in the city of Moscow or the Moscow region.
On 27 March 2018, on a complaint lodged by the applicant, the Court unanimously held that in this case the Government violated the requirements of article 14 of the Convention (prohibition of discrimination) in conjunction with article 5 of the Convention (right to liberty and security of the person) and ordered the respondent State to pay The applicant received EUR 10,000 in respect of non-pecuniary damage.