A Roma woman, left semi-naked at a family party after being pepper-sprayed by Hungarian police, will find out next week if her human rights were violated.
The European Court of Human Rights will deliver its judgement in the case Borbála Kiss v. Hungary (no. 59214/11) on 26 June.
The applicant, Borbála Kiss, is a Hungarian national who was born in 1983 and lives in Tiszalúc (Hungary).
The case concerns excessive force used by the police when called to a family party in Tiszalúc to request that the music be turned down.
Ms Kiss, of Roma origin, alleges that, when intervening in a heated argument between the police and a man at the party, she had pepper-spray squirted in her eyes and, dragged towards and banged against a police car, her pullover tore and her breasts were exposed to all those present.
Relying on Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment), she alleges that the police’s treatment of her had been inhuman and degrading as well as unnecessary in the circumstances and that the ensuing investigation into her allegations was inadequate.
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