In the case, the applicants' complaints on inhuman conditions of detention in the places of serving their sentences, inadequate conditions of transfer, the inability to participate personally in the consideration of civil disputes, and also that they did not have an effective domestic remedy in connection with inhuman conditions of detention were successfully considered. The case involved violations of the requirements of Article 3, Article 13, paragraph 1 of Article 6 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights.
In 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016, 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 (eight persons) complained of inhuman conditions of detention in places of serving their sentences. Some applicants also complained about inadequate conditions of transfer, the inability to personally participate in the consideration of civil disputes, and the fact that they did not have an effective domestic remedy in connection with inhuman conditions of detention.
On 6 July 2017, on the basis of 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 applicants, Article 13 of the Convention (right to an effective domestic remedy) 1 of Article 6 of the Convention (the right to a fair trial) against some of the applicants and ordered the respondent State to pay applicants 64,800 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage. The applicants were awarded various amounts from 2,800 to 10,100 euros.
The ECHR judgment of 6 July 2017 in the case of Kozhokar and Others v. Russia (аpplications no. 61766/11, 73809/13, 37262/15, 58944/15, 62524/15, 62740 / 15, 24684/16, 31267/16).