The Russian Federation appealed against the first decision of the ECHR in “Bolotnaya square case”

The Russian Federation appealed against the first decision of the ECHR in “Bolotnaya square case”


MOSCOW, January 28. The Russian Federation appealed against the first decision of the European court of human rights (ECHR) on the case about mass disorders on Bolotnaya square in Moscow. This was reported by the lawyer Dmitry agranovskii, representing one of the defendants in the case of Leonid Kovyazina.

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“I received notice that the government appealed to the Grand chamber of the European court the ECtHR, recognized violated the rights of three prisoners of the “Bolotnaya case,” said agranovskii.

According to the lawyer, “such an act suggests that all the subsequent decisions of the ECtHR will also be challenged by the Russian Federation”.

The decision of the ECHR

17 September 2015 the European court of human rights upheld the complaint of defendants in the “Bolotnaya case” and ordered Russia to pay Leonid Kovyazina, Savelov Artem and Ilya Gushchin a total of €7 thousand “Compensation Savelovo should amount to €3 thousand, and Cavasino Gushchin – €2 thousand”, – said in a document posted on the court’s website.

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On 5 January the ECtHR ruled that Russia must pay compensation in the amount of €32 thousand Russian Evgeny Frumkin, who were among the detainees during the riots on Bolotnaya square.

The decision of the European court of human rights on “Bolotnaya square case”, just as in Russia, politicized, said the Chairman of state Duma Committee on constitutional legislation and state construction Dmitry Vyatkin.

On the “swamp case”

The case about mass disorders on Bolotnaya square were initiated following the events of 6 may 2012. For illegal actions were arrested more than 400 people, injured more than 30 police officers. Several dozen people were injured. In total, the main so-called “Bolotnaya case” there were about 30 people. Some of them criminal proceedings were terminated as a result of the Amnesty declared to the 20 anniversary of the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

The last defendant in the case was the informal leader of the leftist movement “Autonomous action” Andrey Bychenkov. Basmanny court of Moscow sanctioned his arrest for two months – until February 2nd.