Strasbourg court dismissed Moscow protesters' complaint
MOSCOW, July 10 - RAPSI. The European Court of Human Rights dismissed a complaint filed by a group of protesters who were detained in 2005 for taking part in an unauthorized rally in central Moscow.
The nine protesters had asked the court to declare the regulation that rally organizers must receive the authorities' approval on the location of their protest and the number of its participants to be a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
The group took part in an unauthorized rally to protest the change of the location where they had planned to hold their protest on November 27, 2005.
They were later detained and taken to a police station where officers filed reports stating that they had broken the law. Later, eight were fined 1,000 rubles ($30) and one was fined 500 rubles ($15).