Europejskiego Trybunału Praw Człowieka
z dnia 21 marca 2019 r.
Application no. 32186/10
Aleksandr Alekseyevich SANKIN
The European Court of Human Rights (Third Section), sitting on 21 March 2019 as a Committee composed of:
Alena Poláčková, President,
Jolien Schukking, judges,
and Liv Tigerstedt, Acting Deputy Section Registrar,
Having regard to the above application lodged on 17 May 2010,
Having deliberated, decides as follows:
FACTS AND PROCEDURE
The applicant, Mr Aleksandr Alekseyevich Sankin, was born in 1987.
The applicant's complaints under Article 7 of the Convention concerning his criminal conviction of unlawful distribution of pornography for selling DVDs containing the so-called "hentai" cartoons were communicated to the Russian Government ("the Government").
By letter dated 12 October 2018, sent by registered post, the applicant was notified that the period allowed for submission of his observations on the admissibility and merits of the application had expired on 31 July 2018 and that no extension of time had been requested. The applicant's attention was drawn to Article 37 § 1 (a) of the Convention, which provides that the Court may strike an application out of its list of cases where the circumstances lead to the conclusion that the applicant does not intend to pursue the application. The Court's letter came back on 3 January 2019 as "unclaimed".
In the light of the foregoing, the Court concludes that the applicant may be regarded as no longer wishing to pursue the application (Article 37 § 1 (a) of the Convention). Furthermore, in accordance with Article 37 § 1 in fine, the Court finds no special circumstances regarding respect for human rights as defined in the Convention and the Protocols thereto which require the continued examination of the application.
Accordingly, the case should be struck out of the list.
FOR THESE REASONS, THE COURT, UNANIMOUSLY,
Decides to strike the application out of its list of cases.
Done in English and notified in writing on 11 April 2019.
Acting Deputy Registrar