ECHR Ordinance of 22 February 2018 in the case of Solonenko and Others v. Russia (applications N 50407/10, 52703/14, 62071/15, 749/16 and 52081/16).
The applicants' complaints on inhuman conditions of detention were successfully considered in the case. Some claimants also complained that they did not have an effective remedy in this regard, and the excessive length of pre-trial detention. The case involved a violation of the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention in respect of all the applicants, the requirement of Article 13 of the Convention (the right to an effective remedy), with respect to certain claimants of the requirement of Article 5 § 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2016, the applicants were assisted in the preparation of applications. Subsequently, the applications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants (five) complained of inhuman conditions of detention. Some claimants also complained that they did not have an effective remedy in this regard, and the excessive length of pre-trial detention.
On 22 February 2018, on the complaints lodged by the applicants, the Court unanimously held that in this case the Government violated the requirement of Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture) against all applicants, the requirement of Article 13 of the Convention (the right to an effective remedy), the requirements of paragraph 3 of Article 5 of the Convention (the right to liberty and security of person) against individual applicants and ordered the respondent State to pay the applicants 41 800 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage. The applicants were awarded various amounts ranging from 1,700 to 17,900 euros.