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Torture by police officers that led to the death of a prisoner and a faulty investigation. Violation of the right to life and the prohibition of torture

JUDGMENT Satybalova and others v. Russia 30.06.2020 (app. no. 79947/12) see here   SUMMARY Torture by police. Involvement of serious bodily injuries and death of a victim. Right to life. Prohibition of torture. Right to freedom and security. The applicant’s relative, for refusing to obey police orders, was forcibly dragged to the police station, illegally […]

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Prosecution statements for violation of activists’ offenses before trial. Use of the toilet from a detainee in the presence of a male police officer! Violation of the presumption of innocence and privacy

JUDGMENT Yunusova and  Yunusov v. Azerbaijan  16.07.202  (no. 2) (app. no. 68817/14) see here SUMMARY Defenders of Human Rights and heaps of violations against them. Protection from the Court. The applicants are activists, members of NGOs that aim to promote dialogue between civil society. They had been summoned as witnesses in a third-party trial and […]

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Failure to provide medical care to detainees constitutes inhumane and degrading treatment.

JUDGMENT Kadagishvili v. Georgia 14.05.2020 ( no. 12391/06) see here   SUMMARY Failure to provide medical care to detainees in accordance with their health problems is inhumane and degrading treatment. Detention of detainees and conditions of a fair trial. The first and third applicants were convicted of money laundering and held in high-security prisons. They […]

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Keeping prisoner in solitary confinement did not constitute inhuman and degrading treatment in breach of the Convention

JUDGMENT Astruc v. France 14.05.2020 (no. 5499/15) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s complaint that he was kept in solitary confinement, while imprisoned on remand, after hospital treatment. The measure sought to clarify how the applicant was procuring unauthorised items while in prison and to prevent this from continuing. The Court noted that, […]

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Detention conditions in Russia. Adoption of a new legislation to compensate detainees for detention conditions after the Court’s convictions!

JUDGMENT Shmelev and others v. Russia 09.04.2020 (no. 41743/17 and 16 others) see here SUMMARY The case  concerned a new law introduced in Russia at the end of 2019 in response to the European Court of Human Right’s leading judgments on improper conditions of detention. The law allows prisoners to claim compensation for inadequate conditions […]

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Unreasonable use of force to suppress a prison riot. Prisoner death and ineffective research. Violation of the right to life

JUDGMENT Kukhalashvili and others v. Georgia 02.04.2020 (no. 8938/07 and 41891/07) see here SUMMARY The case concerned the death of the applicants’ relatives during a police operation to quell a riot in a prison where they were being held. The Court first of all found various failings in the authorities’ investigation into the circumstances in […]

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The lack of medical supervision of a prisoner with suicidal tendencies and his 3-day isolation consists humiliating treatment!

JUDGMENT Jeanty v. Belgium 31.03.2020 (no. 82284/17) see here SUMMARY The case concerned an individual suffering from a psychological disorder who made several suicide attempts while in pre-trial detention in Arlon Prison. The Court considered that Article 2 was applicable in the present case because the very nature of Mr Jeanty’s actions (repeated suicide attempts) […]

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Maltreatment of prisoners and lack of investigation into death and degrading treatment. Violations of the ECHR

JUDGMENT Cantaragiu v. Republic of Moldova  24.03.2020 (no. 13013/11) see here SUMMARY Right to life, prohibition of torture, effective investigation. The applicant, his brother and their father were arrested on suspicion of homicide. They were mistreated during their detention. The applicant’s brother died and the criminal proceedings against him were terminated. The Supreme Court ruled […]

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The cousin cannot appeal before the Court for the death of her relative. Recognition of her as a political claimant by national courts does not constitute her as the victim

JUDGMENT Fabris and Parziale v. Italy 19.03.2020 (no. 41603/13) see here SUMMARY The cousin of the deceased sister and her appeal to Court as a victim of a violation of the procedural aspect of the right to life. Her application as a non-victim is inadmissible. Death of a prisoner during his detention and investigation. The […]

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