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Friday, March 23, 2018

The ECHR ordered Russia to pay €38 thousand due to fraud in the Duma elections

Russia needs to pay 38 thousand euros in the case of falsifications on elections of deputies of the state Duma in December 2011. This decision was reached by the European court of human rights, satisfied the complaints of four residents of St. Petersburg.

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The court addressed the residents of St. Petersburg, among whom were deputies from the party “Fair Russia” and the election observers, the official website of the ECHR. The lawsuit claimed that the results of the voting at several sites in the Northern capital was changed.

For example, a former candidate to the Legislative Assembly from “Fair Russia” Andrey Davydov stated that the 639-m polling station, his party cut votes, after which she fell back to fifth place. The “United Russia” and the Communist party, supposedly on the contrary, added votes. According to him, the same scheme was also recorded in other areas, says RBC.

The Complainants pointed out that all attempts to investigate the fraud were unsuccessful: the Prosecutor’s office and the Investigative Committee refused to initiate criminal proceedings. In the end, the decision of the ECHR, the plaintiffs received 7.5 thousand euros in compensation and another 8 thousand euros to pay court costs.

We will remind that after elections of deputies of the state Duma in 2011, the society discussed admitted to their disorders: multiple voting with absentee ballots (“carousel”), change data during the counting of votes and interference with the work of observers.


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