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HOME| NEWS | 22.10.2013 / Poland disappointed over ECHR Katyn decision.

WARSAW, October 21 (Itar-Tass) - Poland is disappointed over the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to the effect Russia had not violated the rights of relatives of Katyn massacre victims and had not contravened the European Convention of Human Rights. The final decision has been made by the court’s Grand Chamber Monday.

The court ruled “by a majority, that there had been no violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment)”, says the official statement. The Grand Chamber has also drawn the final line in considering complaints of victims’ relatives on alleged ineffectiveness by Russia's investigation.

"I can only say that we are rather disappointed by this verdict as it does not take into account all the arguments of the Polish side," Deputy Foreign Minister Artur Nowak-Far said in a statement.

“The court has glossed over and ignored our arguments. It seems like nobody tried to give this case thorough consideration,” said a representative of victims’ families Ireneusz Kamiński, Professor at the Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences.

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