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Application no. 46067/16
Atanas Mihaylov YANKABAKOV
against Bulgaria

The European Court of Human Rights (Third Section), sitting on 23 March 2023 as a Committee composed of:

Darian Pavli, President,
Ioannis Ktistakis,
Andreas Zünd, judges,

and Viktoriya Maradudina, Acting Deputy Section Registrar,

Having regard to the above application lodged on 28 July 2016,

Having deliberated, decides as follows:


The applicant, Mr Atanas Mihaylov Yankabakov, was born in 1959.

In August 2022 the Bulgarian Government were given notice of his application, which featured complaints under Article 8 of the Convention and Article 6 § 1 of the Convention concerning, respectively, (a) the retention and potential disclosure of data about a substitute administrative penalty imposed on him, and (b) an alleged failure of the Bulgarian Supreme Administrative Court to engage with a crucial argument raised by him in proceedings relating to the retention of those data.

In a letter postmarked 27 October 2022, the applicant informed the Court that he wished to withdraw the application, on the basis that he was fully satisfied by the steps taken by the Bulgarian authorities to destroy his criminal-record card and delete the corresponding data in the relevant electronic database.


In the light of the foregoing, the applicant may be regarded as no longer wishing to pursue the application (Article 37 § 1 (a) of the Convention). There are, furthermore, 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 (Article 37 § 1 in fine).

The application should therefore be struck out of the Court’s list of cases.

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 13 April 2023.

Viktoriya Maradudina Darian Pavli
Acting Deputy Registrar President