The applicants successfully complained about the excessive length of pre-trial detention. The case involved violations of the requirements of Article 5, paragraphs 3 and 4, of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights.
In 2007, 2008, 2013, 2015, 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 complained about the excessive length of pre-trial 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 5 § 3 of the Convention (right to liberty and security of the person) against all the applicants, Article 5 § 4 of the Convention in respect of certain and ordered the respondent State to pay applicants EUR 15,200 in respect of non-pecuniary damage. The applicants were awarded various amounts ranging from 1,000 to 3,300 euros.
The ECHR judgment of 12 October 2017 in the Sokolova and Others v. Russia case (аpplications Nos. 25102/07, 34919/08, 65065/13, 45443/15, 17102/16, 34667 / 16, 1139/17 and 3442/17).