The applicants successfully complained about the inhuman conditions of detention and the lack of an effective domestic remedy in this regard. The case involved violations of the requirements of Article 3 and Article 13 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights.
In 2016 and 2017, the applicants were assisted in the preparation of аpplications. Subsequently, the аpplications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants (10 persons) complained of inhuman conditions of detention. Some claimants also referred to the lack of an effective domestic remedy in this regard.
On 12 October 2017, on the complaints lodged by the applicants, the Court unanimously held that in this case the Government violated the requirements of Article 3 of the Convention (prohibition of torture) against all the applicants, Article 13 of the Convention (the right to an effective domestic remedy) for certain and ordered the respondent State to pay the applicants EUR 57,300 in respect of non-pecuniary damage. The applicants were awarded various amounts ranging from 5,000 to 7,800 euros.
The ECHR judgment of 12 October 2017 in the case of Potapov and Others v. Russia (аpplications No. 40016/16, 42313/16, 64760/16, 67671/16, 69643/16, 11009 / 17, 11273/17, 11281/17, 12934/17 and 13727/17).