I.I. was charged with a crime that he did not commit and put in pre-trial detention. The court which ordered his detention refused to examine the substance of the case, as it failed to examine issues related to the sufficiency of evidence against the applicant.
I.I.’s detention facility was overcrowded, and his damp, underground cell had no access to sunlight or fresh air. He slept on a wooden plank in a 6m2 cell that he shared with two or three other detainees. There was no proper shower or toilet and he had to relieve himself in a bucket in front of his cellmates. I.I. also had a skin condition which required good hygiene and exposure to sunlight. His condition became much worse and he also developed eczema and arthritis. Nevertheless, he was refused proper access to his medication.
After three months, the case against I. I. was dropped and he was released.