The ECHR has awarded the Bulk of compensation for unlawful prosecution in Russia

Alexei Navalny

The European court of human rights (ECHR) upheld the complaint of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on the actions of the authorities of the country and awarded him compensation for unlawful prosecution. The decision published on the court’s website on Thursday, 2 February.

The court ruled that the Russian authorities should pay the blogger compensation for unlawful prosecution in the amount of 63 thousand euros.

Bulk in the lawsuit pointed to six episodes that took place from 2012 to 2014. We are talking about detentions during mass actions, administrative charges of violating the order of holding rallies and disobedience to law enforcement. As a result of these actions, he was fined and sentenced to a total of seven days of administrative arrest.

In February 2016, the ECHR awarded the Bulk of 56 million euros compensation for the violation of his rights during the investigation in the case of “Kirovles”.

In December 2015 the Federal law “On the constitutional court of the Russian Federation” was amended, allowing the court to declare unenforceable the decisions of international courts, including the ECHR, in case of their contradiction with the Russian Constitution.