The ECHR, has condemned Poland for the exhumation of victims of the crash of Tu-154 near Smolensk

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy in photobacteria the European court of human rights. Archival photoThe ECHR, has condemned Poland for the exhumation of victims of the crash of Tu-154 near Smolensk© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

The European court of human rights (ECHR) recognized the authorities in Poland, exhumation of victims of Tu-154 crash near Smolensk violation of the right to respect for private life and ordered the authorities of the Republic to pay Complainants the relatives of the victims for 16 thousand euros as compensation.

The plane Tu-154 of Polish President Lech Kaczynski in 2010, crashed during landing at the airport «Smolensk-North». Onboard there were 96 persons: 88 passengers and eight crew members flying at the mourning events in Katyn. They all died.

The exhumation of the remains of the victims that were not cremated or disinterred earlier, was conducted in the framework of a new investigation into the causes of the crash, held in Poland. All were exhumed the remains of 83 people, including President Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria. A number of relatives of the victims strongly opposed the exhumation.

Satisfied a lawsuit to the ECHR was filed by the widows of two killed in the crash. The plaintiffs considered the actions of the Polish authorities took the decision to re-exhume to be unjustified. The applicants noted that the Polish authorities did not discuss a question of exhumation, and did not conduct judicial review.

«The European court of human rights unanimously held that there had been a violation of article 8 (right to respect for private and family life)… the Court ordered Poland to pay a plaintiff for 16 thousand euros as compensation for non-material damage», — is spoken in the decision of the court.

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