ECHR declares complaint of ex-Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko unacceptable

ECHR declares complaint of ex-Colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko unacceptable
Dmitry Zakharchenko

Previously, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation refused to transfer the appeal of the colonel’s lawyers for consideration at the court hearing.

The European Court of Human Rights has declared the complaint filed by former Colonel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Dmitry Zakharchenko regarding the seizure of his property during the investigation of the corruption case unacceptable.

The filing of the complaint was announced by lawyer Aleksandr Gorbatenko in October. Apart from Zakharchenko, his relatives and friends, whose property had been forfeited, also appealed to the Strasbourg court.

Previously, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation refused to transfer the appeal of the colonel’s lawyers for consideration at the court hearing.

Zakharchenko was arrested in 2016 on charges of Bribe-Taking (part 6 of Art. 290 of the Russian Criminal Code) and Obstruction of Carrying out of Justice (part 3 of Art. 294). The case elicited a widespread reaction after it became known that about 2 million euros, 120 million dollars, and 374 million rubles in cash was found during a search in the colonel’s apartment. Later, the Presnensky Court of Moscow sentenced Zakharchenko to 13 years’ rigorous imprisonment and a fine.


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