European Court of Human Rights
12 March 2013

Facts

The applicant, Mr. Zarzycki, was detained as a suspect in criminal proceedings. He had previously lost both his forearms in an accident and was certified as having a first-degree disability. He was offered a full reimbursement of the cost of basic mechanical prostheses, however he stated that he would only accept bio-mechanical (kinetic) prostheses. As they were significantly more expensive, he was offered only partial reimbursement for them.

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