ECHR declares Zakharchenko’s complaint inadmissible
MOSCOW, July 23 (RAPSI) – The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday declared an application filed by the former Russian anti-corruption official, ex-police colonel Dmitry Zakharchenko inadmissible, according to the ECHR database.
Zakharchenko filed the complaint against forfeiture of assets belonging to him and his relatives to the State, lawyer Alexander Gorbatenko told RAPSI in October.
Earlier, the Supreme Court of Russia dismissed Zakharchenko’s appeal against seizure of more than 9 billion rubles (about $136 million at the current exchange rate) including 27 real estate objects in elite neighborhoods of Moscow, 4 high-priced cars, 8 billion rubles and a gold bar.
Ex-Russian anti-corruption official was arrested on September 8, 2016. During searches at his sister’s apartment law enforcement officers found around 9 billion rubles ($140 million). He denied any relation to the seized funds.
In June, Moscow’s Presnensky District Court sentenced Zakharchenko to 13 years in high-security prison for 3-million-ruble corruption crimes and obstruction of the investigation. Additionally, the defendant was ordered to pay a 117-million-ruble fine ($1.8 million), stripped of his police colonel rank and prohibited from holding law enforcement posts for 2 years.
However, the court acquitted him of a $500,000 bribery count.
The defendant pleaded not guilty.