The ECHR ordered Russia to pay 38 million euros due to violations in the Duma elections in 2011
Moscow. May 30. INTERFAX.RU — the European court of human rights (ECHR) has obliged the Russian authorities to pay 38 thousand euros to the applicants complained of violations during the state Duma elections in December 2011. The corresponding decree was published on the court’s website.
Several Petersburg residents, including a number of deputies from the party “Fair Russia” and the election observers, has complained to the ECHR that the voting results in several areas were changed, however, their appeals to the electoral Commission and the Prosecutor has not led to a recount.
The lawsuit stated the violation of article 3 of Protocol No. 1 (right to free elections) and article 13 (right to an effective remedy) of the Convention on the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. In addition, two plaintiffs claimed that the authorities tried to dissuade them from applying to the ECHR, violation of article 34 (right of individual petition). Two plaintiffs later withdrew their complaint.
After the election of deputies of the state Duma in 2011, the society discussed admitted to these violations:
multiple voting with absentee ballots (“carousel”), change data during the counting of votes and interference with the work of observers.
In these elections, “United Russia” has typed 49,32% of votes, CPRF — 19,19%, LDPR — 11,67%, “Fair Russia” — 13.24 per cent. Suspicions of rigging of these elections led to mass protests.