Европейский суд по правам человека
15 ноября 2007 года

Facts

The applicant, Mr. Galstyan, was detained by police in connection with participation in a demonstration. On the police report he signed, he also wrote: “I do not wish to have a lawyer”. He was later sentenced to three days administrative arrest. No lawyer was representing him in the police station or in the court. 

Complaint

Mr. Galstyan complained that he was tricked into refusing legal representation, in violation of his right to fair trial. 

Court's ruling