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Samartsev v. Russia (no. 44283/06)

27.05.2013

Source: hudoc

The applicant, Sergey Samartsev, is a Russian national who was born in 1970 and is currently in prison following his conviction in 2006 of two murders. The case notably concerned Mr Samartsev’s complaints of ill-treatment by the police during the criminal proceedings against him. He alleged in particular that he had been severely beaten by police officers in May and June 2005 in order to force him into confessing to the murders as well as another crime, and that the ensuing official investigations into these allegations had been inadequate. He also complained that he had been held in deplorable conditions in a severely overcrowded temporary detention ward from May 2005 to February 2006. He relied on Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment).

No violation of Article 3 (allegations of ill-treatment in May 2005)

Violation of Article 3 (investigation into allegations of ill-treatment in May 2005)

Violation of Article 3 (ill treatment on 28-29 June 2005)

Violation of Article 3 (investigation into allegations of ill-treatment on 28-29 June
2005)

Violation of Article 3 (conditions of detention between 3 May 2005 and 27 February
2006)

Just satisfaction: EUR 9,000 (non-pecuniary damage) and EUR 1,750 (costs and expenses)

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