– The European court of human rights (ECHR) upheld the complaint of the plaintiffs in the cases, “Braga vs Moldova and Russia” and “Fight against Moldova and Russia”. This is stated in a communiqué issued by the court on Tuesday.
The plaintiff in the first case is Adrian Braga, who said he was arrested in Transnistria in 1999 on suspicion of fraud and bribery. According to the plaintiff, he was held in inhuman conditions that do not meet the standards established by the law.
In accordance with the decision of the court of Russia and Moldova in this case was a violation of article 3 of the Convention on the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms (prohibition of torture) and article 5 (right to liberty and security of person). In addition, the court specified that the Moldovan authorities had not complied with article 34 of the Convention (individual complaint).
The ECHR awarded Brahe compensation in the amount of 11 thousand Euro from Russia and 4 thousand Euro from Moldova.
In the case of “Fighting against Moldova and Russia” the plaintiff, Alexander Fight, which argues that in Transnistria he was kidnapped, illegally and charged with theft.
The fight filed a complaint to the ECHR, which also contained arguments about the poor conditions of his detention in places of deprivation of liberty.
The court ruled that Russia had violated articles 3 and 5 of the Convention in respect of the Fight. The ECHR ordered the Russian government to pay the plaintiff the amount of 22 thousand Euro as compensation of moral damage, as well as 60 euros to cover legal costs.
In the communiqué, the court did not specify what specific illegal actions committed against the plaintiffs by the Russian side.