Kiyutin v Russia

10 March 2011
Kiyutin v Russia

Case No. 2700/10

Judgment date: 10/03/11

The applicant, Viktor Kiyutin, is an Uzbek national. He moved to the Oryol region of Russia in 2003 and married a Russian national in July 2003. The couple had a daughter the following year. In August 2003 Viktor Kiyutin applied for a residence permit and was required to undergo a medical examination during which he tested positive for HIV. His application for residence was refused by reference to a legal provision preventing the issue of residence permits to foreigners who are HIV positive. He challenged the refusal in court, claiming that the authorities should have taken into account his family ties in Russia. However, the court found that his application for residence had been lawfully rejected.

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