As you know, the ECHR ordered Russia to pay 134 thousand euros to innocent convicts for participating in the Moscow protests. The well-known Russian journalist and public figure Sergei Parkhomenko reported on his blog this seemingly joyful, but in fact very sad news. Sad because, by and large, the Russian state would have to pay such compensation for the actions of the so-called “law enforcement officers” so much that no budget would be enough, and this is taxpayers' money:
“Six years and seven and a half months passed before the millstones of history ground another small, but personally important grain for me. And also quite meaningful, in my opinion.
A message has just arrived from the European Court of Human Rights that a decision has been made in the case "Karelsky and Others v. Russia". There, a total of 20 applicants lodged complaints about violations of their right to participate in peaceful mass assemblies, as well as the right to fair trial admitted by the Russian state after they were detained, tried and sentenced to administrative fines for participating in an assembly of citizens near buildings of the Zamoskvoretsky court in Moscow.
It happened on February 21, 2014. Then in the Zamoskvoretsky court the verdicts of the first convicted in the "May 6 case" were announced. Many people gathered near the court. Whole hordes of riot police and special forces of different names, shapes and sizes were driven there.
In total, 213 people were detained that day. Among them was, for example, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the famous Russian mathematician Viktor Vasiliyev.
Many remember an unusually expressive photograph of a long, Don Quixote-like scientist in civilian clothes being dragged between two lines of riot police.
Then they detained both me and my son Pyotr Parkhomenko.
It was after that day that I wrote and spoke on Echo (and a lot of people wrote about this then) that a special police conveyor was created in Moscow for the mass arrests of participants in street civil actions: some policemen beat and grab people in the street, others were taken in paddy wagons, still others draw up false and illiterate protocols on them, and the fourth then give false testimony in court. And these are four different specializations for four different groups of employees ... it is not clear what: either the police, or some other government agencies. After all, these people do not introduce themselves: they hide their faces, do not wear numbered tokens or put them under bulletproof vests, they do not give their names, they sign illegibly.
And then - after the assembly line - the most amazing circumstances emerge. In the protocols of different people, the same nonsense is written in carbon copy, neither time, nor place, nor names, nor events converge. But the judges in the same flow method issue all accusatory decisions and fines.
For example, my case was different in that two different police officers wrote two different reports on me, and each one said that it was this officer who detained me - at the same moment in time at the same point in space - but for different acts ... In one protocol I "shouted anti-government slogans", and in the other I waved posters (two at once) with the words "Condemning an innocent abomination" and for some reason "In the face of the Lord." However, the judge of the Zamoskvoretsky court, Elena Korobchenko, was not at all embarrassed and she calmly made two decisions with a difference of half an hour, in which she recognized the fairness of both protocols and sentenced me to two fines.
So, 20 cases with arrests and convictions of this day - with different details and circumstances, but equally insane and implausible, and nevertheless took place - were collected in one complaint and submitted six and a half years ago to the ECHR.
After all these years and months, the court announced a decision in which it declared that Articles 5, 6 and 11 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to peaceful demonstrations and the right to a fair trial) were violated against each of us.
And he awarded the Russian Federation to pay each of us 5,000 euros of compensation for non-pecuniary damage and also to compensation for material damage to us, depending on the amount of fines imposed on us.
Well, I express my satisfaction with the decision of the European Court. I promise to receive 5,000 euros of compensation from the Russian Federation regularly and use them for useful and useful purposes.
And I would also like to believe separately that the compensation once paid to us will nevertheless be recovered personally from Judge Yelena Korobchenko and her other unscrupulous or incompetent colleagues, as well as from false witnesses and provocateurs in uniform and with hidden plaque numbers who carried out the criminal orders of their superiors..."