In the case, the applicants' complaints on inhuman conditions in places of serving their sentences were successfully considered. The case involved violations of the requirements of Article 3 and Article 13 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights.
In 2011, 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 (seven persons) complained of inhuman conditions of detention in places of serving their sentences. Some claimants also referred to the lack of an effective domestic remedy in this regard.
On 6 July 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 (right to an effective domestic remedy) with respect to of some applicants and ordered the respondent State to pay applicants 45,400 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage. The applicants were awarded various amounts ranging from 5,000 to 9,800 euros.
The ECHR judgment of 6 July 2017 in the case of Polunin and Others v. Russia (аpplications No. 16342/11, 60418/15, 31026/16, 43690/16, 44721/16, 52610 / 16 and 52807/16).