Dignity

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Violence by prison staff to prisoners is equal to torture

JUDGMENT  Cirino and Renne v. Italy 26-10-2017 (no. 2539/13 and 4705/13) see here SUMMARY Mistreatment of prisoners by police authorities. The prisoners remained naked for days inside the cell, without blankets, sheets and mattresses, there was no sink and no windows. At the same time they were deprived of water and food. Both applicants were […]

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αστυνομική βία

Serious police violence against protesters at the G8 summit is torture and inhuman and degrading treatment

JUDGMENT  Azzolina and others v. Italy 26-10-2017 (no. 28923/09 and 67599/10) Blair and others v. Italy (no. 1442/14, 21319/14 and 21911/14)  SUMMARY  Genoa July 2001. G8  Summit and mass demonstrations against globalization. Hundreds of injuries, verbal insults, tear gas sprains and serious police violence constitute acts of torture and inhuman and degrading treatment. Insufficient investigation and impunity for […]

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Condemnation of the ECtHR for police violence against a minor

JUDGMENT  Devyatkin v. Russia 24-10-2017 (no. 40384/06) see here   SUMMARY  Control of a 16-year-old minor from the traffic police. Violent injury of the minor by the police. Several medical reports have revealed multiple injuries, abdominal fracture, cuts and bruises in the neck, face and elbow of the minor. Degrading treatment and inefficiency of police investigations. […]

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Police violence against a woman in the dock of Strasbourg

JUDGMENT  Shevtsova v. Russia 3/10/2017 (no. 36620/07) see here SUMMARY  Degrading treatment of a woman by police officers, even without having committed any criminal offense. No investigation of the case. The applicant was attacked by police officers who went to her sister’s home while she was searching for the son of her sister. The Court […]

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Staying in a cell with a personal space of less than 3 sq.m. and the non-delivery of hearing aids to a deaf prisoner consists degrading treatment.

JUDGMENT  Ābele v. Latvia 5/10/2017 (no. 60429/12 and 72760/12) see here SUMMARY  Detainee with visual, hearing and movement impairment. The personal space in the cells may not be less than 3 m². for each prisoner. The reduced personal space  for almost two years, together with the non-granting of an acoustic aid, constitutes inhuman and degrading […]

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αστυνομική βία

Insufficient search for police abuse is not acceptable by the ECHR

JUDGMENT  Tarjáni v. Hungary  10/10/2017 (no. 29609/16) see here SUMMARY  Mistreatment by police authorities resulting in the transfer to a hospital with a broken leg and broken teeth. Insufficient investigation of abuse. Violation of inhuman and degrading treatment regarding the research. PROVISION  Article  3 PRINCIPAL FACTS  The applicant, Attila Péter Tarjáni, is a Hungarian national who […]

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Mistreatment of prisoners by police officers with struks on the stomach and the head. Condemnation for torture and inhuman and degrading treatment.

JUDGMENT Zolotorev v. Russia 19-09-2017 (no. 13408/07) see here   SUMMARY Mistreatment of prisoners by police officers. Strucks on the stomach, head and body of two detainees by police officer. In view of the court trial in St. Petersburg the applicant refused to attend without his lawyer being present, and thus the police officers who accompanied […]

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αστυνομική βία

The practice of police violence in the context of sedentary protests and the violation of the fundamental rights of the ECHR

JUDGMENT Annenkov and others v. Russia 25-07-2017 (no. 31475/10) see here  SUMMARY Sitting protest of Russian entrepreneurs not to demolish the local market and not to build a shopping mall. The male protesters were sentenced to administrative detention up to ten days and all women were sentenced to a fine. Many of the applicants were […]

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αστυνομική βία

Exercise of police violence and ineffective investigation to identify it in the light of the ECHR

JUDGMENT Smolentsev v. Russia 25-07-2017 (no. 46349/09)  see here  SUMMARY The case concerned the applicant’s allegations of police violence. Mr Smolentsev suffers from a mental retardation from his childhood and has no legal capacity since 1999. His mother visited him at the police station and found that he had injuries and denounced the attack on her […]

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