MOSCOW, February 8 (RAPSI, Diana Gutsul) - The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has consolidated two applications filed by Russian national Mikhail Feldman convicted of raising a German flag over Federal Security Service (FSB) building in the city of Kaliningrad over detention and unfair trial, his lawyer Irina Khrunova tols RAPSI on Monday.
In October 2015, the Kaliningrad Regional Court rejected appeals filed by three Russian nationals against the sentence they received for raising a German flag over Federal Security Service (FSB) building in the city of Kaliningrad.
Investigators claimed that Feldman, Savvin and Fonaryov committed an act of vandalism based on political and social hatred in March 2014.
On June 17, Mikhail Feldman, Oleg Savvin and Dmitry Fonaryov were sentenced to prison terms varying from 13 to 14 months. They were immediately released from the courtroom as they have already served these terms at the pretrial detention center.
In October 2014, Feldman, a member of a local movement called the Pubic Defense Committee, turned to the ECHR over alleged violation of Article 5 (Right to liberty and security of person) and Article 10 (Freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights. In January 2016, he lodged a complaint against the sentence.