Sergey Oleynik, a citizen of Nizhny Novgorod who was beaten by policemen in 2000, received the whole sum of compensation for pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage.
The Committee Against Torture was actively engaged in the case of Sergey Oleynik: it carried out a public investigation and a lawyer of the Committee represented Mr. Oleynik’s interests in the course of criminal and civil proceedings.
On 28 February 2006 the Kanavinsky District Court of Nizhny Novgorod brought in its verdict in respect of the civil suit of Sergey Oleynik. By her decision judge Sysalova obliged the Ministry of Finance of Russia and the Ministry of Finance of Nizhny Novgorod region to pay out solidary 123 thousand roubles to Mr. Oleynik as compensation of pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage.
On 6 June 2006 the civil division of the Nizhny Novgorod Regional Court upheld the decision of the Kanavinsky District Court of 28 February 2006 which satisfied the claims of Sergey Oleynik.
In November 2006 Sergey Oleynik received half of the compensation due.
Now the debt has been recovered in full. So we can say that the State have completely fulfilled its obligations before Sergey Oleynik.
It should be added that the Public Verdict Foundation (Moscow) – a partner of the Committee Against Torture – was providing information support concerning the case of Sergey Oleynik.