The European court of human rights (ECHR) upheld the complaint of the Russian chess player and oppositionist Garry Kasparov in the Russian authorities. We are talking about a lawsuit filed Kasparov in 2007 in connection with his detention at Sheremetyevo airport, which he was unable to take part in the opposition campaign “March of dissent” in Samara, follows from the document published on the official website of the court.

The court held that in respect Kasparov had violated several articles of the European Convention on human rights (ECHR) – in particular, the right to liberty and security of person (paragraph 1 of article 5) and the right to freedom of Assembly (article 11). The decision of the ECHR was taken unanimously. However, no material compensation Kasparov was not appointed because he had not applied for that.

Kasparov’s complaint to the ECHR was filed on 14 November 2007. The opposition complained that on 18 may a few hours before the beginning of the action in Samara, he was detained at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport law enforcement officers who took his ticket and passport, was questioned for five hours and was not released from the police station.

Provided by the Russian authorities ‘ explanation that they had a suspicion of using false Kasparov ticket, recognized as false. The opposition politician was not only wrongfully detained, said the ECHR. Violated his right to freedom of expression, as he was unable to attend the political rally in connection with the EU summit – Russia, emphasized in the court’s decision.

Before filing a claim in the Strasbourg court, Kasparov tried unsuccessfully to challenge the actions of Russian law enforcement in the domestic courts, but to no avail.

In addition to complaints Kasparov, the ECHR upheld two complaints about the violation by Russia of the right to liberty and security of person, served at various times, published October 11, solutions. Thus, the court declared illegal the conclusion of the Altai journalist Ruslan Makarov in a mental hospital in 2012 and awarded him a compensation of 1.5 million euros. The court also decided to collect from Russia 23 thousand euros in favor of a resident of Cheboksary, who was thrown out of the window of the building of the local police Department tied with 40-pound weights, writes “Kommersant”.

Earlier, Kasparov won a case at the ECtHR against the Russian authorities. So, in 2013, the court satisfied the complaint of the chess player for his detention in the “March of dissent” on April 14, 2007. Then, the ECHR ordered Russia to pay Kasparov 10 thousand euros.



Kasparov won another case against Russia in ECHR 12.10.2016

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