Russia has the right to make their own decision on the defendant in the “Bolotnaya case”

MOSCOW, 4 Jul — RIA Novosti. The decision of the European court of human rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg about the award of 12.5 million euros of compensation to the defendant in the “Bolotnaya case” Yaroslav Belousov does not involve a mandatory review of the Russian sentence for participating in the riots — such a procedure is within the competence of the Supreme court, the reply of the press service of the Ministry of justice at the request of RIA Novosti.

Earlier the lawyer Belousov Dmitry Agranovsky told RIA Novosti that the court awarded his client compensation, recognizing that the case violated four articles of the European Convention on human rights: there was no fair trial, the accused unlawfully extended the arrest, and violated his right to freedom of Assembly. At the same time, according to counsel, the court found no violation under article guaranteeing the right to Express their opinions.

“A reconsideration and entered into legal force court decisions, including in relation to named person (Belousov – ed.), is not absolute and automatic consequence of the ruling specified by the international court, and involves the observance of certain procedural requirements, and assigned to the exclusive competence of the Supreme court of the Russian Federation”, — stated in the response Department.

According to the reply of the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation, the decision of the ECHR has entered into force, in connection with comments on his performance of the office are premature.

Consistent with the authorities of the procession on Yakimanka street and rally on Bolotnaya square in Moscow in may 2012 resulted in riots and clashes with police. Dozens of people were injured, more than 400 demonstrators were detained. The organizers of the riots — Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhaev received 4.5 years in prison. Ordinary rioters sentenced to terms of conditional to four years in prison, several of the defendants were amnestied. Belousov got two years and three months in prison.