ECHR vs. Yves Rocher case: Alexey and Oleg Navalny were unjustly convicted
According to the decision of the European Court of Human Rights, Russia must pay the Navalny brothers 76 thousand euros.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the fraud case against Alexey and Oleg Navalny on the lawsuit of the Yves Rocher company was considered in Russia with violation of the right to a fair trial.
According to the decision of the European Court of Human Rights, Russia must pay 76 thousand euros Navalny brothers. The ECHR refused to consider the case of Yves Rocher political.
At the same time, three judges of the ECHR - Dmitry Dedov, Helen Keller and Georgios Sergides - expressed the opinion that it was necessary to consider the possible political background of the case.
The verdict in the case of Yves Rocher was pronounced by the Zamoskvoretsky District Court of Moscow. Oleg Navalny was sentenced to 3.5 years of colony, his brother Alexey got the same suspended sentence. Both of them refused to admit their guilt.
The Russian court found that the Navalny brothers forced Yves Rocher and Multidisciplinary Processing Company to conclude unprofitable contracts for cargo transportation with them.
In 2016, the ECHR has already found the decision of the Russian court in another case against Alexey Navalny, the theft of Kirovles property, unjust. Then the European court ruled that Navalny and second defendant Pyotr Ofitserov were convicted for actions that could not be distinguished from the usual conduct of business. On a second review, the Russian court condemned Navalny and Ofitserov again, sentencing them to suspended sentences.