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    Russia Wants to Be Protected From Politicized ECHR Decisions – Lavrov

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    Russia fulfills all decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), but wants to be protected from politicized ones, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – In July 2014, Europe’s top human rights court ruled that Russia must pay about $2 billion to shareholders of the country’s now-defunct energy company Yukos that was declared bankrupt in 2006 and absorbed into state-owned Rosneft.

    The Russian Justice Ministry said it would not comply since the court’s decision violated Russia’s constitution.

    "When a real politicization of the court’s decisions takes place, we want to be protected from outright politicization," Lavrov said at a press conference following talks with Council of Europe’s Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland.

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