Venäjä tuomittiin oppositiojohtajan pidätyksen johdosta

4.8.2014 | Oikeusuutiset

Markku Fredman

EIT totesi yksimielisesti viittä eri artiklaa loukatun Boris Nemtsovin kohtelussa

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Nemtsov v. Russia (application no. 1774/11), which is not final1, the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been:

  • a  violation of Article 11 (freedom of assembly and association) of the European Convention onHuman Rights;
  • a violation of Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair trial);
  • a violation of Article 5 § 1 (right to liberty and security);
  • a violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment); and,
  • a violation of Article 13 (right to an effective remedy) in conjunction with Article 3.

The case concerned the arrest and detention of Boris Nemtsov, a well-known opposition leader, following his participation in a political demonstration, and his subsequent conviction for an administrative offence.
The Court found in particular that the interference with Mr Nemtsov’s right to freedom of assembly had been arbitrary and that the proceedings against him had the serious potential to deter others from participating in demonstrations and open political debate.

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