The ECHR ordered Russia to pay more than 224 thousand euros 28 inmates for complaining about inhuman conditions of detention
The European court of human rights (ECHR) ordered Russia to pay 224 450 euros in favor of the 28 prisoners in compensation for violations of the conditions of detention in correctional institutions. We are talking about complaints of overcrowding and lack of sanitary-technical equipment, reports RAPSI with reference to the human rights activist Sergei Petryakova.
“From the point of view of the ECHR, overcrowding is considered a violation of article 3 of the Convention on the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms according to which nobody shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. One gets the impression that Russian officials are easier to pay compensation, and not to engage with issues that citizens did not have grounds for appeal to the European court,” explained Petryakov.
According to him, complaints about the conditions of detention concerned the colonies of the 16 regions of the country: IR-15 (Rostov oblast), IR-1, IR-9 and IR-38 (Perm Krai), IR 19 (Tatarstan), IK-10 and IK-18 (Novosibirsk oblast), IR-2 and IR-11 (Nizhny Novgorod region), IR-6 and IR-8 (Tver oblast), IR-5 and IR-29 (Kirov oblast) IR-3 (Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug), IR-3 (Voronezh oblast), IR-13 (Sverdlovsk oblast), IR-5 (Mordovia), IR 7 (Zabaykalsky Krai), IR-17 (Vologda oblast), IR-8 (Komi Republic), IR-6 (Astrakhan oblast), as well as a prison in the Ulyanovsk region.
Petryakov also noted that previously, the ECHR rejected Russia’s unilateral settlement of the dispute by paying claims for insignificant amounts. According to human rights, the fact of incorporation of the ECHR from the 28 complaints clearly indicates the problem of overcrowding in the prison system of Russia.
The ECHR ruling was made on the background of the scandal with the beating of the colony in the Karelian Russian activist Ildar Dading. In this regard, the European court decided to give priority to his case in connection with a potential threat to the life or health of the Dading.