Published: 22 Jun 2004

Klyakhin v Russia

Case Summary

Case No. 46082/99
Judgment date: 30 November 2004

The applicant was arrested on suspicion of involvement in a robbery. After a sustained period of detention on remand, he was convicted, but subsequently the conviction was quashed because of procedural irregularities. In spite of this, the applicant was further detained until he was released as a result of an amnesty. The applicant invoked Articles, 5, 6 and 13 of the European Convention complaining that he was denied effective remedies, in respect of the length of criminal proceedings and the lack of procedures to challenge the lawfulness of his detention. Under Articles 8 and 34 the applicant complained that prison authorities interfered with his correspondence to and from the European Court.

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