The European court of human rights (ECHR) dismissed the appeals of Russia to the Grand chamber of the ECHR in the “case of Kirovec”, awarded oppositionist Alexey Navalny and businessman Peter Ofitserova compensation of €80 thousand As stated in the press release on the website of the ECHR, the transfer of this appeal to the Grand chamber of the ECHR rejected.
The report notes that at its last meeting, which took place on 4 July, the panel of judges of the Grand chamber, composed of five people decided to reject ten requests for referral to the Grand chamber. Among them, the petition in the case, “Navalny and Ofitserov V. Russia
It is noted that the decision is not final.
“We welcome today’s decision of the ECHR, and now clearly the verdict in the “Kirovles” should be abolished, and Bulk and Officers acquitted,” – said “Interfax” on Tuesday the lawyer of the oppositionist Olga Mikhaylova.
The decision in the case of “Kirovles” of the ECtHR ruled in February 2016. The court ruled that during the consideration of the “case “Kirovec” in 2013, violated the rights of Navalny and Ofitserov to a fair trial. The court also ruled that Russia should pay the Bulk of slightly more than €48 thousand, and Ofitserova — almost €23 thousand for compensation for legal costs.