Russian government admits Taisiya Osipova was kept in inhumane conditions

posted 17 Apr 2013, 05:10 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 17 Apr 2013, 05:10 ]
15 April 2013 

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Prisoners  Access to justice   European Court of Human Rights 

The human rights organization Public Verdict Foundation reports that the Russian government has sent a declaration to the European Court of Human Rights admitting that, during Taisiya Osipova’s imprisonment in detention centre No.1 in the city of Smolensk from 26 November 2010 to 15 August 2011, she was kept in conditions which did not correspond to Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights. This article forbids torture and other forms of degrading treatment. According to documents which Ernest Mezak (lawyer of the Public Verdict Foundation) received from Strasbourg, the government is prepared to pay Osipova 4600 Euros in compensation. [Read more]