The ECHR judgment of 11 January 2018 in Strokov and Others v. Russia (applications no. 55058/13, 12194/16, 24305/16, 70669/16, 6623/17, 8167/17, 10993 / 17 and 12700/17).
The case had successfully addressed complaints of inhuman conditions of detention, some also complained that they did not have an effective remedy in this regard and the excessive length of pre-trial detention. There has been a violation of Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in respect of all the applicants and Article 5 § 3 of the Convention in respect of certain applicants.
In 2013, 2016 and 2017, 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 (eight) 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 11 January 2018, on the complaints submitted 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) and the requirements of paragraph 3 of Article 5 of the Convention (right to liberty and security of person) against individual applicants, and obliged the respondent State to pay applicants 46,250 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage.