Communicated case against Russia (application no. 30943/20)

Friday, November 20, 2020

D.S. v Russia (application no. 30943/20) concerns the pending extradition of the applicant, a Turkmen national, from Russia to Turkmenistan. The applicant, who fled Turkmenistan and obtained refugee status in the Republic of Armenia in 2019, was arrested in Crimea on 30 June 2020 by police officers who, after having verified his identity, found out that he was wanted by the authorities of Turkmenistan. The applicant was placed in extradition detention in Crimea. He was released following the expiration of the statutory period of detention, and no extradition request had been received from the Turkmenistan authorities. The applicant alleges that if  extradited to Turkmenistan, he would face a real risk of ill-treatment in breach of Article 3 ECHR. He also complains that there are no effective remedies within the meaning of Article 13 ECHR to have his allegations of ill-treatment examined by Russian authorities.

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Effective remedy (right to)
Inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment