Case Siemaszko and Olszyński v. Poland
|Importance||Nature||Application Number||Case language||State||Date (dd/mm/yyyy)|
|3||Judgement||60975/08 and 35410/09||English||Poland||13/09/2016|
Siemaszko and Olszyński v. Poland - 60975/08 and 35410/09
Article 1 of Protocol no. 1
Obligation imposed on the applicants to place sums from their prison earnings into a deposit account which rate was below the market rate: violation
The case concerned the obligation imposed on the applicants, when they were imprisoned, to place sums from their prison earnings into a deposit account with an interest rate of 0.1% in order to constitute a kitty that would be available to them on their final release.
The Court then stated that the case raised a question of principle regarding the right for imprisoned people to enjoy their possessions (§85). In this regard, the Court noted that the applicants were compelled to place sums into a deposit account which rate was below the market rate: the applicant therefore suffered a material prejudice. The Court added that given the length of their sentences and the lack of work opportunities in prison, this material prejudice may have had a significant impact on their personal life (§§87-88).
The Court concluded that there had been a violation of Article 1 of Protocol no. 1 to the Convention.