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Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015
Violation of Article 5 - Right to liberty and security (Article 5-3 - Length of pre-trial detention) Violation of Article 6 - Right to a fair trial (Article 6 - Criminal proceedings Article 6-1 - Reasonable time) No violation of Article 34 - Individual applications (Article 34 - Hinder the exercise of the right of petition)

    (Art. 5) Right to liberty and security (Art. 5-3) Length of pre-trial detention (Art. 6) Right to a fair trial (Art. 6) Criminal proceedings (Art. 6-1) Reasonable time (Art. 34) Individual applications (Art. 34) Hinder the exercise of the right of petition


    The applicant complained about the length of his pre-trial detention. He relied on Article 5 § 3 of the Convention, which, in so far as relevant, reads as follows: “Everyone arrested or detained in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 (c) of this Article shall be ... entitled to trial within a reasonable time or to release pending trial. Release may be conditioned by guarantees to appear for trial.”

    5, 5-3, 6, 6-1, 34

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