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European Court of Human Rights judgment on the arrests of five Georgian activists in 2006
In the case Kakabadze and Others v. Georgia (application no. 1484/07), the European Court of Human Rights held on 2 October that there had been:


Violations of Article 5 § 1 (right to liberty and security), Article 6 § 1 taken together with Article 6 § 3 (c) (right to a fair trial), Article 11 (freedom of assembly and association) and Protocol No. 7, Article 2 (right of appeal in criminal matters) of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.


The case concerned the arrest and administrative detention (for breach of public order and contempt of court) of five members of the Georgian NGO Equality Institute for their participation in a demonstration on 29 June 2006 to express their support for two owners of a TV channel, who were on trial that day.


The case Kakabadze and Others v. Georgia


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