The applicants successfully complained about the fact that they were deprived of the right to participate in the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation held on December 4, 2011. The case involved a violation of the requirements of Article 3 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights.
In 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, 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 (24 persons) who, during the period relevant to the circumstances of the case, served or continue to serve their sentences for the crimes committed so far, complained that they were deprived of the right to participate in the elections of the deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation held 4 December 2011.
On 6 July 2017, on the complaints lodged by the applicants, the Court unanimously held that in this case the Government violated the requirement of Article 3 of Protocol No. 1 (right to free elections). The finding of the fact of the violation was recognized as sufficient just satisfaction.
The ECHR judgment of 6 July 2017 in the case "Isakov and Others v. Russia" (аpplications N 54446/07, 51229/08, 16824/10, 44423/10, 43115/11, 77991 / 11, 78379/11, 78381/11, 78387/11, 1735/12, 2866/12, 10883/12, 18632/12, 31455/12, 35559/12, 69342/12, 73777/12, 78747/12, 5023/13, 10131/13, 3376/14, 14407/14, 32634/14, 68565/14).