Communicated cases against Russia and the United Kingdom

Friday, November 2, 2018

The ECtHR has recently communicated three asylum-related cases:

  • S.B. against Russia (application no. 65122/17): This case concerns three Tajik nationals living in Russia who were charged with religious and politically motivated crimes. Their pre-trial detention was ordered in absentia and international search warrants were issued by the Tajik authorities. They were then arrested and detained by Russian authorities who took final decisions to deport the applicants to Tajikistan. The applicants complained of a violation of Article 3 ECHR, due to the risk they would face in their countries if returned, as well as the lack of judicial remedies (Article 13 ECHR) and breach of an interim measure (Article 34 ECHR). 
  • S.A.C. against the United Kingdom (application no. 31428/18): This application concerns a Bangladeshi national who had claimed asylum on the ground that he feared persecution on return to Bangladesh as a gay/bisexual man. He was denied international protection. The applicant complains under Article 3 of the ECHR that he faces a real risk of serious and irreversible harm upon return to Bangladesh as an LGBT person. 
  • YUSUPOV against Russia (application no. 30227/18): Mr Yusupov, is a national of Uzbekistan. The Uzbek authorities accused the applicant of participation in a banned extremist religious organisation and instituted criminal proceedings against him, requesting the applicant’s extradition from Russia. The applicant was then deported from the Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow. The applicant complains under Article 3 ECHR regarding the decision to deport him to Uzbekistan and his treatment during his transportation to the airport as well as the lack of judicial remedies (Article 13 ECHR) and breach of an interim measure (Article 34 ECHR).

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