Russia ordered to pay for the Pussy Riot case about the punk prayer

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The European court of human rights (ECHR) ordered Russia within three months to pay more than thirty thousand euros to the participating groups Pussy Riot the case about the punk prayer in the temple. This is stated in the judgment, published on the website of the ECHR on July 17.

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova will receive 16 million euros, Yekaterina samutsevich – five thousand, and they compensate for litigation costs in the amount 11 760 thousand euros.

The Strasbourg court found a violation of the rights activists for humane treatment, fair trial, liberty and security of person and to freedom of expression (3, 5, 6, 10 articles of the European Convention for the protection of human rights).

Russian Ministry of justice has commented on the decision. The decision of the court in force has not yet come, and may be appealed within the three-month period, according to the website of the Ministry.

Four years ago, Pussy Riot appealed to the ECHR in order to obtain compensation for moral damage in the amount of 120 thousand euros for each 10 thousand in court costs.

In August 2012, a Moscow court announced the participants of the punk prayer guilty of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and enmity (part 2 of article 213 of the criminal code) and sentenced to two years in a General regime colony. In October, Yekaterina Samutsevich replaced the real punishment conditional, and Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were freed in December 2013 under an Amnesty.

In July, four activists of the punk group in the form of police officers ran onto the field in the final match of the world Cup. They managed to stay on the pitch for about 30 seconds. Violators were arrested and punished 15 days of arrest.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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