KRUPKO AND OTHERS v. RUSSIA JUDGMENT 1
In the case of Krupko and Others v. Russia,
The European Court of Human Rights (First Section), sitting as a Chamber composed of: Isabelle Berro-Lefèvre,
Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque,
and Søren Nielsen,
Having deliberated in private on 3 June 2014, Delivers the following judgment, which was adopted on that date:
1. The case originated in an application (no. 26587/07) against the Russian Federation lodged with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
by four Russian nationals, Mr Nikolay Alekseyevich Krupko, Mr Dmitriy Gennadyevich Burenkov, Mr Pavel Anatolyevich Anorov, and Mr Nikolay Viktorovich Solovyov
(“the applicants”), on
20 June 2007. 2. The applicants were represented by Mr A. Chimirov and Mr R. Daniel, lawyers practising in St Petersburg, Russia, and Norfolk, United Kingdom, respectively. The Russian
nment”) were represented by
Mr G. Matyushkin, the Representative of the Russian Federation at the European Court of Human Rights. 3. On 17 June 2010 the application was communicated to the Government.
I. THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE 4. The applicants are Jehovah
s Witnesses belonging to various congregations in Moscow. In 2004, the Moscow courts banned the local religious organisation of Jehovah
s Witnesses in Moscow.
ehovah’s Witnesses of Moscow v. Russia
(no. 302/02, 10 June 2010).