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EHRAC intervenes in Navalnyy case at European Court—“Politically-motivated proceedings should apply to the totality of the criminal justice process”
EHRAC has intervened in a high-profile case at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), brought by the prominent Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalnyy, arguing that political interference in criminal trials should be designated by the Court through the application of the rarely-invoked Article 18 provision of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in conjunction with the right to a fair trial.
Resource | Case Summary | 12 Mar 2019 | By Harriet Bland
The applicant, Stanislovas Drėlingas, is a Lithuanian national who served as a senior officer in the MGB and KGB Soviet security forces while Lithuania was part of the USSR. In 2014 (after Lithuania’s independence), the applicant was convicted of genocide for his role in the partisans’ arrest on the grounds that, as opponents to Soviet occupation of Lithuania, the partisans had been members of a distinct “national-ethnic-political group”.
The Mejlis (representative body of Crimean Tatars) has submitted an application to the European Court concerning its designation as an ‘extremist’ organisation and subsequent banning by the Russian authorities.
Resource | Case Summary | 14 Mar 2013
Case No. 26261/05 and 26377/06 Judgment date: 14 March 2013 Facts The applicants are Yusup Kasymakhunov, an Uzbek national, and Marat Saybatalov, a Russian national. They were both convicted by the Russian courts in November 2004 and October 2005 respectively for their membership of the radical Islamic organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami. They were sentenced to seven […]