The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered Russia to pay 20,000 euros to the opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, as compensation for moral damage.
According to the information published on the ECHR website, the court has decided that Russian authorities will also be required to pay 2,700 euros of legal fees. Navalny demanded 100,000 euros compensation.
The court ruled that Navalny’s house arrest in 2014, under which he was confined to his home for more than ten months, was illegal. The ECHR verdict states that Russia violated the politician’s right to freedom of movement and personal integrity, as well as the right to hold meetings.
The court emphasized that Navalny was persecuted for his political views and was placed under house arrest with the aim of restricting his public activities.