23.07.2015 tarihli Serikov v. Ukraine kararı, polis tarafından kötü muameleye maruz kaldığını iddia eden bir kişi ile ilgilidir. Bay Serikov, Sözleşmenin 3. maddesinde yer alan işkence yasağına dayanarak, polis tarafından kötü muameleye maruz kaldığını ve yerel makamların bu iddialarını etkili bir biçimde soruşturmadığını iddia etmiştir. AİHM de, bu iddiaları ayrı ayrı değerlendirerek, hem başvurucunun; devletin sorumlu tutulması gereken ve insanlık dışı ve aşağılayıcı olarak nitelendirilmesi gereken bir kötü muameleye maruz kaldığını hem de yerel makamların, başvurucunun kötü muamele iddiaları ile ilgili olarak etkin bir soruşturmayı sağlamadıklarını tespit etmiştir. Bu anlamda, AİHM; Sözleşme’nin 3. maddesinin hem maddi hem de usul açısından ihlal edilmiş olduğu sonucuna varmıştır.
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Serikov v. Ukraine kararının basın duyurusu,
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Bu basın duyurusunun özeti, İngilizce haliyle, aşağıdaki gibidir:
Serikov v. Ukraine (no. 42164/09)
The applicant, Sergey Serikov, is a Ukrainian national who was born in 1991 and lives in Kharkiv (Ukraine).
The case concerned his complaint of having been ill-treated by the police.
Mr Serikov was arrested and taken to a police station in Kharkiv in the evening of 16 May 2008. A report set up by the police stated that a package of marijuana was found on him. According to Mr Serikov’s submissions, he was ill-treated by the police to make him confess. In particular, he alleges that he was threatened with rape, kicked and hit on the head, and dropped face down on the floor, causing him to lose consciousness several times. According to the Ukrainian Government, the only violence applied to him was his handcuffing during his arrest, when he attempted to escape. A medical report by a forensic expert, who examined Mr Serikov during the same night, recorded that he had several haematomas and bruises. At a hospital, where he sought medical aid the following day, he was diagnosed, in particular, with concussion.
On the day following his arrest, Mr Serikov’s mother lodged a criminal complaint against the police officers alleging that they had ill-treated her son. In June 2008 the prosecutor refused to open criminal proceedings, finding that no unlawful force had been used by the officers. The decision was later set aside and the investigation was subsequently reopened and closed on several occasions. It has not led to any prosecution.
Relying in particular on Article 3 (prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment), Mr Serikov complained that he had been ill-treated by the police and that the domestic authorities had not effectively investigated his allegations.
Violation of Article 3 - ill-treatment
Violation of Article 3 - investigation
Just satisfaction: EUR 8,000 (non-pecuniary damage) and EUR 5,200 (costs and expenses)