ECHR lifts interim measure suspending deportation of terror suspect to Russia
MOSCOW, August 30 (RAPSI) – The European Court of Human Rights has lifted the interim measure suspending the deportation of a Russian national suspected of planning terrorist attacks, whom the German authorities see as a “threat to national security” from Germany to Russia, the court’s press release reads on Wednesday.
The applicant, whose identity is kept confidential, was born in Dagestan and resides in Germany. He complained to ECHR, in particular, that if deported to Russia he would be at risk of “being tortured, placed under surveillance, detained or subjected to a forced disappearance.”
An order to remove the applicant from Germany was issued yet in March of 2017; he was detained pending deportation to Russia. Higher German courts rejected his requests for interim measures suspending his deportation in July of 2017.
Nevertheless, on July 31 ECHR applied an interim measure indicating to the German authorities that the applicant should not be deported until further information from the parties is received; having obtained the requested information the court lifted the interim measure preventing the removal.
The court noted that the lifting of the measure was a purely procedural issue not prejudging its decision on admissibility or the merits of the case still pending before ECHR.