Lici v. Greece (no. 69881/12)*
The applicant, Albert Lici, is an Albanian national who was born in 1984 and is currently being held in Salonika Prison. The case concerned the conditions of detention at the police headquarters and the Aliens Directorate premises in Salonika. Mr Lici was arrested on 24 April 2012 on suspicion of involvement in thefts carried out as part of a gang and possession of drugs, and was placed in pre-trial detention at the Salonika police headquarters. He was held there from 24 April to 11 June 2012, and later from 1 August to 12 November 2012. In between these two periods he was detained at the Aliens Directorate premises in Salonika Prison for lack of space.
On 4 September 2012 he lodged a complaint with the public prosecutor concerning the conditions of his detention and asked to be transferred to a prison. He received no reply. He was transferred to Salonika Prison on 12 November 2012. Relying on Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment), Mr Lici complained about the conditions of detention at the police headquarters and the Aliens Directorate premises in Salonika. He further complained, under Article 13 (right to an effective remedy), that the domestic legal system had not afforded him an effective remedy.
Violation of Article 3 – as regards the applicant’s conditions of detention
Violation of Article 13
Just satisfaction: EUR 6,500 (non-pecuniary damage)