Russia: prisoners who protested against torture and extortion face 10 years in prison

Press release PLN – FIDH
25 novembre 2016
Four years to this day, after a protest that took place in the Penal Colony of Kopeysk (Ural Region), which had come to symbolize the use of torture and of extortion in Russian prisons, 17 of its participants are on trial and face 10 years of imprisonment. An international mission is observing the hearings to monitor the respect of the rights of the persons concerned.

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Newsletter #12 – Round-up of the ECtHR case-law (March 2016)

Andrey Lavrov v. Russia (no. 66252/14) – health / access to care / interim measures / effective remedy. The applicant alleged that the had been unable to obtain effective medical care while in detention (violation of Article 3). He also submitted that the Russian authorities had failed to comply with the interim measure ordering an independent medical examination of his situation (violation of Article 34).

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Conférence de Bruxelles sur l’avenir de la CEDH

Déclaration de 42 ONG de défense des droits des personnes détenues.

En janvier 2015, à l’approche d’un rendez-vous important pour l’avenir du mécanisme de la Convention européenne des droits de l’homme (CEDH), quarante-deux organisations européennes parmi les plus actives sur les questions carcérales interpellent les ministres des Affaires étrangères des pays du Conseil de l’Europe sur les problèmes structurels touchant nombre de systèmes pénitentiaires sur le continent.

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