The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Russia to pay compensation to three Russian female anarchists who were convicted of organizing two blasts in 1998 and 1999.
The three – Olga Nevskaya, Nadezhda Raks and Larisa Romanova – were arrested in 2000 on suspicion of involvement in a bombing that damaged the facade of the Federal Security Service (FSB) building in Moscow and a bombing that destroyed the monument to Tsar Nicolas II in Podolsk, Moscow region.
All three were convicted in May 2003 on terrorism and explosives charges and received prison terms.
The court decided that Russia violated the women’s right to a fair open trial.
The court ruled that Russia must within three months pay 4,800 euros to both Nevskaya and Raks, and 20,000 euros to Romanova.