In the case, the applicants successfully complained that their right to freedom of assembly was limited due to their detention for organizing round-the-clock duty on the market until the issue of the legality of transferring the land to a private company for the construction of a shopping center and for ill-treatment by law enforcement officials and on the lack of an effective investigation of this circumstance. The case involved violations of the requirements of Article 3 and Article 11 of the Convention on Human Rights.
In 2010, the applicants were assisted in preparing the аpplication. Subsequently, the аpplication was communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaint, the applicants (14 people) who were either individual entrepreneurs who had been operating in the market of Voronezh or worked there as sellers complained that their right to freedom of assembly was limited due to their detention for organizing a 24-hour duty on the market to clarifying the issue of the legality of the transfer of land to a private company for the construction of a shopping center. Some of the applicants complained of ill-treatment by law enforcement officials and the lack of an effective investigation of this circumstance.
On 25 July 2017, on a complaint lodged by the applicants, the Court unanimously held that in the present case the Government violated the requirements of articles 3 (prohibition of torture) in its material and procedural aspects and 11 of the Convention (right to freedom of assembly and association) applicants and ordered the respondent State to pay applicants 64,000 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage. The applicants were awarded various amounts ranging from 7,500 to 12,000 euros.
The ECHR judgment of 25 July 2017 in the case "Annenkov and Others v. Russia" (аpplication No. 31475/10).