ECHR Notifies Russia of $650,000 Compensation Lawsuit

MOSCOW, April 6 (RIA Novosti) – The European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) notified Russian authorities that it had received an application from a political activist demanding a compensation of 500,000 euros (approximately $650) from the state, defense lawyer Dmitry Agranovsky told the RAPSI news agency on Friday.

In mid-June 2006, Olga Kudrina, an activist of the banned National Bolshevik Party, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for taking part in hanging an anti-government slogan on the Rossiya Hotel in May 2005.

Kudrina, who did not show up in court when her verdict was pronounced, is still on the wanted list. According to her lawyer, she fled to Ukraine.

A month later, Kudrina filed an application to the ECHR, seeking a compensation of 500,000 euros from Russia for violating her right for a just and fair trial.


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