Published: 27 Jan 2011
Karpachevy v Russia
The applicants were mother and son and lived in Ozersk, a closed town in the Chelyabinsk Region of Russia where the Mayak nuclear fuel reprocessing plant is located. In 2002 the son was sentenced to four years’ imprisonment following a criminal conviction. Upon his release, the Ozersk Town Administration and the regional division of the Federal Security Service (FSB) prevented him from returning to the closed town or obtaining permanent residence there on the basis of his criminal conviction. the authorities’ refusal to grant permanent residence had been found unlawful by the domestic judicial authorities but these judgments were not enforced.
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