Does the State refuse to pay for a child’s sufferings?


14 August 2007

Tomorrow, the 15 of August, the Sovetsky District Court of Nizhny Novgorod will start a new examination of the appeal for compensation for non-pecuniary damage that was made to minor Dmitry Andronov as a result of his unlawful detention. As it was said before, the Committee Against Torture represents the interests of the boy, who claims to have been cruelly tortured by policemen and prosecution officers. You may also remember that the Sovetsky District Court already tried Andronov’s appeal for compensation for non-pecuniary damage on the 23 of May. Then the federal judge Firsova answered the applicant’s claim and compelled the Federal Treasury (represented by Federal Treasury department for Nizhny Novgorod region) to pay Mr. Andronov the compensation of 35 thousands roubles for non-pecuniary damage.

   The Federal Treasury department for Nizhny Novgorod region did not agree with the court’s decision and appealed against it at the Judicial Division for Civil Cases of Nizhny Novgorod regional court.   The Nizhny Novgorod regional court annulled judge Firsova’s decision and passed the case to the Sovetsky District court for a new examination.

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