Cases 1 - 20 of 535

Shavayev v. Russia, (70688/10)

Judgement date: 19/07/2016
Communicated: 18/09/2013
Date of violations: 11/05/2010
Location: Moscow
Representative: SRJI
Non-pecuniary damage: 1500 €

At the material time all the applicants were detained in Russian penal facilities. While in detention, the applicants Mr Baban, Mr Barkov and Mr Bogatyrev sought compensation for inadequate conditions of their detention and substandard medical care; the applicants Mr Davydov, Mr Pflyaum and Mr Yakovlev were involved in contract disputes; Mr Fedchenko was the respondent in a divorce claim; Mr Starodubtsev challenged the decision by which he had lost the status of a disabled person; and Mr Shavayev was the defendant in an action for damages brought by the Federal Customs Service. None of the applicants, apart from Mr Yakovlev, were able to attend the hearings before the courts of first instance. The domestic courts refused the applicants leave to be present at the hearings, on the ground that there was no domestic legal provision for bringing detainees to courts. In some of the cases they quoted Article 77.1 of the Code on the Execution of Sentences (see paragraph 10 below) and the relevant provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure. In the other cases the issue of the applicants’ presence was left unaddressed. In the first-instance proceedings Mr Shavayev and Mr Starodubtsev were represented by their relatives. Mr Barkov and Mr Davydov were interviewed at courts located near the places of their detention.

 

Aliyev and Gadzhiyeva v. Russia, (11059/12)

Judgement date: 12/07/2016
Communicated: 06/06/2012
Lodged: 22/02/2012
Date of violations: 21/01/2012
Location: Dagestan, Makhachkala
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Non-pecuniary damage: 120000 €

Sirazhudin Aliyev and Gazimagomed Abdullayev were abducted by State agents in the afternoon on 21 January 2012 when driving on a street in  Makhachkala, Dagestan. The two young men were driving in Gazimagomed’s VAZ-Kalina car to pick up money from a person who owed it to a relative of theirs, when they were stopped by a group of several armed men in the traffic police uniforms who drove in a white Toyota car and a black VAZ-Priora car. The men hit Gazimagomed’s car with truncheons, forced Sirazhudin and Gazimagomed out, put them separately into their vehicles and drove away. Shorty after that Gazimagomed’s car disappeared from the place of the incident. According to the applicants’, their
relatives were taken to the premises of the Dagestan Centre on Terrorism Counteraction (the CTC) in Makhachkala. Sirazhudin Aliyev and Gazimagomed Abdullayev have not been seen since.

 

Doshuyeva and Yusupov v. Russia, (58055/10)

Judgement date: 23/06/2016
Communicated: 16/06/2011
Lodged: 28/09/2010
Date of violations: 19/06/2002
Location: Chechnya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

At about 3 p.m. on 19 June 2002 Isa Yusupov were detained by the servicemen of the mobile checkpoint in the settlement of Voykovo, Grozny, Chechnya. The servicemen were driving  two APCs and two cars UAZ. They put Isa into the one of APCs and took him away. Isa has been missing since that. The investigation into this fact has no  result.

 

Tsechoyev v. Russia, (18011/12)

Judgement date: 21/06/2016
Communicated: 16/07/2012
Lodged: 27/03/2012
Date of violations: 22/03/2012
Location: Ingushetia, Ordzhenikidzevskaya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

Abu-Bakar Tsechoyev was abducteud by State agents in the evening of 22 March 2012 from the place of his work at the water station in the settlement of Ordzhenikidzevskaya, Ingushetia. A group of about ten men in camouflage uniforms and masks armed with automatic weapons broke into the station, tied the employees, took them into separate rooms and subjected them to beatings. Then they took Abu-Bakar Tsechoyev outside, forced him in one of their UAZ-brand vehicles and drove away in the direction of Chechnya. They were supposed to pass through a checkpoint located on the border between Ingushetia and Chechnya, on the auto route Ordzhenikidzevskaya - Semovodsk.

 

Alkhotova v. Russia, (64270/11)

Judgement date: 09/02/2016
Communicated: 06/02/2012
Lodged: 14/09/2011
Date of violations: 16/08/2003
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: Said Mushayev
Violation: Disappearance
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

At the material time Grozny was under curfew. At about 1 a.m. on 16 August 2003 a group of about ten to fifteen armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms and masks arrived at the applicant’s block of flats in three grey UAZ vehicles. They broke into the applicant’s flat, quickly searched it, took Ayndi Diniyev outside, forced him in one of their vehicles and drove away. The applicant has not seen her husband since his abduction on 16 August 2003.

 

Tchapanova v. Russia, (32965/10)

Judgement date: 09/02/2016
Communicated: 07/09/2011
Lodged: 08/06/2010
Date of violations: 30/07/2002
Location: Chechnya, in the settlement of Kavkaz
Representative: Nino Parravicini
Violation: Disappearance
Non-pecuniary damage: 40000 €

It appears that Mr Eduard Zaynadinov actively participated in both Chechen wars in 1994-1996 and 1999-2000. At that time the applicant and her two minor children lived in Shali. In January and February 2000 Russian servicemen regularly visited their dwelling. They searched for firearms and asked her questions concerning her husband’s whereabouts. Fearing for her family’s safety, the applicant moved to the settlement of Kavkaz. In June 2002 Eduard joined them there. On 24 June 2002 servicemen in APCs took him away from home. He was released a week later. On 30 July 2002 between 3 and 4 a.m. a group of armed masked men broke into the applicant’s flat in Kavkaz. They pulled a plastic bag over Eduard Zaynaldinov’s head and took him away. Several days later the servicemen returned to the applicant’s house to search it and to question her about her husband’s involvement in armed hostilities. They found a list of members of illegal armed groups and a number of other documents, such as IDs, in the flat and firearms in the garden. They accused the applicant of being a rebel and beat her to unconsciousness with rubber sticks. Since then the servicemen visited the applicant’s house on a number of occasions, questioning her and threatening to kill her and her children. At some point in 2004 the applicant and her children moved to Nazran, Ingushetia. On 16 November 2004 they fled Chechnya. They were granted refugee status in France where they currently reside. The applicant has not seen Mr Eduard Zaynadinov since his abduction on 30 July 2002.

 

Kagermanov and Yakhayeva v. Russia, (64811/09)

Judgement date: 09/02/2016
Communicated: 07/09/2011
Lodged: 24/11/2009
Date of violations: 04/02/2002
Location: Chechnya, Gekhi
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

In the night of 3 to 4 February 2002 the town of Gekhi was under curfew. At around 4 a.m. the 1st applicant learnt from his relative that Mr Ruslan Kagermanov had been abducted from home earlier on same night by a group of armed servicemen who had arrived at his house in a URAL lorry and broken down the door. The neighbours had heard the abductors driving away in the direction of Urus-Martan. The applicant understood that his brother had been taken away by Russian servicemen as at the material time many young men were kidnapped in the same manner during curfew hours. In addition, other witnesses saw servicemen riding APCs in vicinity that night.  Later in the morning the applicants found the URAL trails and footprints of military boots left on the snow by the house. At around 10 a.m. on same morning some 50 to 60 Russian servicemen on several APCs and URAL lorries arrived at the Kagermanov’s house. There was a small oil refinery in their backyard. They searched the premises, threatening to blow up the house. The applicants claimed that the servicemen had carried out a sweeping-up operation in the area and searched other houses with oil refineries. The applicants have not seen Mr Ruslan Kagermanov since his abduction.

 

Babuyeva v. Russia, (63620/09)

Judgement date: 09/02/2016
Communicated: 16/06/2011
Lodged: 18/01/2009
Date of violations: 30/08/2002
Location: Chechnya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 10000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

The husband of the applicant Muma Babuyev worked as a driver on the main military base of the Russian federal forces in Khankala, Chechnya.  От 30 August 2002 the couple went to the military base for getting the salary of Muma. He entered inside while the applicant was waiting for him at the checkpoint outside. Her husband did not return from the territory of the base. The applicant has not seen Muma Babuyev since 30 August 2002. It is unclear whether the criminal proceedings in respect him disappearance are currently pending.

 

Khachukayeva and Others v. Russia, (34576/08)

Judgement date: 09/02/2016
Communicated: 03/12/2012
Lodged: 02/07/2008
Date of violations: 22/11/2000
Location: Chechnya, Urus-Martan
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 19000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

The Court examined the circumstances of the detention of Mr Islam Deniyev, who was last seen on 24 November 2000 at the “Chernorechensky” checkpoint along the Kavkaz military highway between Alkhan-Yurt and Grozny. Witnesses had seen Mr Deniyev and two others standing outside of their car, surrounded by military men. A short time later, the car he had been driving in, with the same license plate, was spotted in a military convoy. A year after the abduction, the blown-up remains of the car were found as well as the remains of the bodies of the three men, which were identified by relatives. A criminal case was opened only in February 2001 by the Grozny Prosecutor’s office, and although a number of key witnesses were questioned early on, the investigation was soon suspended for a failure to identify the perpetrators. Subsequently the investigation was re-opened and suspended nine times over a period of seven years.

 

Nazyrova v. Russia, (21126/09)

Judgement date: 09/02/2016
Communicated: 07/09/2011
Lodged: 26/02/2009
Date of violations: 20/04/2000
Location: Chechnya, Gekhy
Representative: Said Mushayev
Violation: Disappearance
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

On 20 April 2000, during the day, Mr Badrudi Nazyrov and his friend, Mr Said-Selim A., were at the applicant's house in Gekhi when a group of 30 to 40 armed servicemen of the Police Special Task Unit (OMON) arrived in the town in several cars. Some of them were masked. They cordoned off the area and ordered the dwellers to stay inside. About 15 armed servicemen broke into the applicant's house and searched it. Then they beat up Mr Badrudi Nazyrov and his friend, pulled their T-shirts over their heads, put them in a UAZ-"tabletka" vehicle and took them to the Urus-Martan military commander's office. On the following day the military commander's office accepted food package for detained Badrudi Nazyrov; but on the next day the servicemen denied that he had ever been brought to their office. The applicant has not seen Mr Badrudi Nazyrov since the abduction

 

Salikhova and Magomedova v. Russia, (63689/13)

Judgement date: 26/01/2016
Communicated: 06/04/2014
Lodged: 23/09/2013
Date of violations: 20/05/2013
Location: Dagestan
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Disappearance

The applicants alleged that their relative Sakhrab Abakargadzhiyev had been abducted by State agents in Dagestan, Russia, and had subsequently disappeared and that the authorities had failed to effectively investigate the matter.

 

Abdurzakova and Others v. Russia, (39694/12)

Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 29/05/2012
Date of violations: 20/07/2002
Location: Chechnya, Novye Atagi
Representative: Tagir Shamsudinov
Violation: Disappearance

On 20 July 2002 (in the documents submitted the date was also referred to as 15 May 2002) a group of armed servicemen arrived at the applicant’s house in an APC and an UAZ minivan and took Mr Aslambek Adburzakov away. On 25 July 2002 the Shali district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 59168. The investigation is still pending.

 

Betereskhanova and Others v. Russia, (32554/12)

Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 25/05/2012
Date of violations: 04/11/2002
Location: Chechnya, Urus-Martan
Representative: Tagir Shamsudinov
Violation: Disappearance

On 4 November 2002 a group of ten to twelve armed servicemen arrived at the applicant’s house and took Mr Zayndi Dudarkayev away. On 23 December 2002 the Urus-Martan district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 61164. The investigation is still pending.

 

Zaurbekovy v. Russia, (27987/12)

Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 18/04/2012
Date of violations: 06/05/2003
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: Tagir Shamsudinov
Violation: Disappearance

On 6 May 2003 a group of about ten armed servicemen arrived at the applicants’ house in two APCs and two UAZ vehicles and took Mr Musa Zaurbekov away. On 16 May 2003 the Staropromyslovskiy district prosecutor’s office in Grozny opened criminal case no. 50052. The investigation is still pending.

 

Yunusova v. Russia, (24365/12)

Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 03/02/2012
Date of violations: 28/11/2002
Location: Chechnya, Vedeno
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 28 November 2002 a group of armed servicemen arrived at the applicant’s house and took Mr Akhmed Abdulkerimov and Mr Abu-Shakhid Abdulkerimov away. On 6 December 2002 the Vedeno district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 73124. The investigation is still pending.

 

Batalova and Others v. Russia, (13920/12)

Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 03/02/2012
Date of violations: 20/11/2000
Location: Chechnya, Urus-Martan
Representative: MATERI CHECHNI
Violation: Disappearance

On 20 November 2000 a group of armed servicemen arrived at the applicants’ house in an APC and an Ural lorry and took Mr Musa Tashayev away. On 17 May 2001 the Urus-Martan district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 25052. The investigation is still pending.

 

Yakha Ilyasova v. Russia, (71667/12)

Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 26/10/2012
Date of violations: 01/09/2009
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 1 October 2009 about twenty armed servicemen forced their way into the applicant’s house in A.Sheripova village and took Mr Suleyman Ilyasov away. On 9 November 2009 the Grozny inter-district investigation department of the Chechnya Investigations Committee opened criminal case no. 81010. The investigation is still pending.

 

Isayeva v. Russia, (70095/12)

Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 24/10/2012
Date of violations: 26/04/2007
Location: Dagestan, Makhachkala
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 26 April 2007 Mr Isa Isayev left his home in Makhachkala, Dagestan, and did not return. On 29 May 2007 the Sovetskiy district prosecutor’s office in Makhachkala opened criminal case no. 702839 (in the documents submitted the number was also referred to as 702819). The investigation is still pending.

 

Sigauri v. Russia, (38378/12)

Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 15/06/2012
Date of violations: 02/03/2011
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

On 2 March 2011 Mr Said Sigauri left his home in Grozny and did not return. Later on the same date, he was seen detained by the police in the course of a special operation in Grozny. On 24 June 2011 the Achkhoy-Martan investigative department of the Chechnya Investigations Committee opened criminal case no. 67002. The investigation is still pending.

 

Rashidov v. Russia, (22751/10)

Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 23/04/2010
Date of violations: 24/12/2009
Location: Dagestan, Gubden
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On the night of 24 to 25 December 2009 a group of about eight armed men broke into the applicant’s house in Gubden, Dagestan, and took Mr Magomed Rashidov away. On 1 January 2010 the Kaspiyskiy inter-district investigation department of the Dagestan Investigations Committee opened criminal case no. 0295. The investigation is still pending.

 
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