ECHR does not see violations in detention of former Bank of Latvia president Rimsevics in 2018

  • 2022-11-10
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) released a judgment on Thursday, saying that detention of former Bank of Latvia president Ilmars Rimsevics in 2018 had been lawful.

The court noted that after detention, Rimsevics was released on bail in the term provided by the law or 48 hours.

ECHR admitted that Rimsevics was not subject to the immunity of a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) in regards to the criminal proceedings against him because his violations were not relation with his activities in the ECB.

As reported, Rimsevics was the Bank of Latvia governor from December 20, 2001 to December 20, 2019.

Rimsevics has been charged with two counts of graft, as well as money laundering.