Decision of Court (First Section Committee), May 19, 2015 (case POSTOVALOV v. RUSSIA)

Judge:BALDIN A.
Resolution Date:May 19, 2015
Issuing Organization:Court (First Section Committee)

FIRST SECTION

DECISION

Application no. 10594/08Vladimir Yuryevich POSTOVALOVagainst Russia

The European Court of Human Rights (First Section), sitting on 19 May 2015 as a Committee composed of:

             Khanlar Hajiyev, President,              Julia Laffranque,              Dmitry Dedov, judges,and André Wampach, Deputy Section Registrar,

Having regard to the above application lodged on 9 February 2008,

Having deliberated, decides as follows:

FACTS AND PROCEDURE

The applicant, Mr Vladimir Yuryevich Postovalov, is a Russian national, who was born in 1956 and lives in Verbovyy Log, Rostov Region. He was represented before the Court by Mr A. Baldin, a lawyer practising in Volgodonsk.

The Russian Government (“the Government”) were represented by Mr G. Matyushkin, the Representative of the Russian Federation at the European Court of Human Rights.

The applicant complained under Article 6 of the Convention about the inability to examine witnesses, whose testimony was used for conviction.

The applicant’s complaint was communicated to the Government, who submitted their observations on the admissibility and merits. The observations were forwarded to the applicant, who was invited to submit his own observations. No reply was received to the Registry’s letter.

By letter dated 4 November 2014, sent by registered post, the applicant was notified that the period allowed for submission of his observations had expired on 11 September 2014 and that no extension of time had been requested. The applicant’s attention was drawn to Article 37 § 1 (a) of the Convention...

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