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Albakova v. Russia, (69842/10)

  • Judgement date:  01/15/2015
  • Lodged:  11/17/2010
  • Location:  Ingushetia
  • Representative:  EHRAC/Memorial

On 10 July 2009 Ms Albakova’s son was allegedly taken from the family home by a group of armed men, speaking Russian, Chechen and Ingush following a passport check of all the family members present. Eleven days later Ms Albakova discovered on the internet that her son had been shot dead by Russian servicemen during a counter-terrorist operation in a forest close to Arshty, a village in the Ingushetiya Republic. Her son’s body was subsequently returned to her with multiple injuries, including gunshot and stab wounds, fractured bones, burns, bruises and a partially severed arm. An initial inquiry was conducted and then, in August 2009, an official criminal investigation was officially opened, which eventually concluded in May 2012 that Batyr Albakov, a member of an illegal armed group, had died in an exchange of gunfire with a Russian military unit

 
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Minayevy v. Russia, (70695/10)

  • Judgement date:  01/15/2015
  • Communicated:  09/07/2011
  • Lodged:  11/10/2010
  • Date of violations:  09/05/2002
  • Location:  Chechnya, Urus-Martan
  • Representative:  D. Itslayev
  • Violation:  Disappearance

In September 2002 Urus-Martan was under curfew and surrounded by Russian military checkpoints. A number of law-enforcement and administrative authorities, including a military commander’s office, were situated in the town. On 5 September 2002 between 2 and 3 a.m. an APC and two URAL lorries arrived at the applicants’ block of flats. A group of up to forty servicemen in masks and camouflage uniforms got out of the vehicles. Up to fifteen of them stormed into the applicants’ flat. They spoke unaccented Russian. After locking Mr Mayrbek’s father in the kitchen and threatening his brother with a machinegun, the servicemen checked the identity documents of the other family members. Then searched Mayrbek, asked for his passport and told the relatives that they were taking him to the military commander’s office. Through the windows the applicants saw the servicemen beating Mayrbek while dragging him, with a plastic bag over his head, to Lenina Street, where they forced him in one of the vehicles and drove away. On the same morning the 1st applicant went to the Urus-Martan district prosecutor’s office and the district department of the interior (the ROVD) to report the abduction. Mayrbek’s parents contacted the local and the district administration. The applicants have not seen Mr Mayrbek Minayev since his abduction on 5 September 2002.

 
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Kisa Dzhabrailova and Others v. Russia, (68860/10)

  • Judgement date:  01/15/2015
  • Communicated:  09/07/2011
  • Lodged:  10/28/2010
  • Date of violations:  11/05/2002
  • Location:  Chechnya, Achkhoy-Martan
  • Representative:  MATERI CHECHNI
  • Violation:  Disappearance

On 5 November 2002 between 5 and 6 a.m. a group of armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms broke into the applicants’ house in Achkhoy-Martan. Those who were unmasked were of Slavic appearance. They spoke Russian. The servicemen locked the 1st applicant, her husband and kids in a room. Then, after searching the house, they dragged Mr Ibragim Dzhabrailov outside in his underwear, put him in an APC and drove away. The APC was accompanied by a UAZ “tabletka” minivan and a URAL lorry. Later in the morning the applicants informed about the abduction the Achkhoy-Martan district military commander’s office, the local administration and the police. The military commander’s office acknowledged that they had detained Ibragim and promised to release him later on the same day. However, the applicants’ relative was not released. At some point later the applicants were told that Ibragim had been taken away by servicemen from Grozny. The applicants have not seen Mr Ibragim Dzhabrailov since his abduction on 5 November 2002.

 
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Dadayeva v. Russia, (67305/10)

  • Judgement date:  01/15/2015
  • Communicated:  09/07/2011
  • Lodged:  11/08/2010
  • Date of violations:  09/24/2001
  • Location:  Chechnya, the settlement of Alkhazurovo
  • Representative:  No representative
  • Violation:  Disappearance

On 24 September 2001 armed servicemen of the federal forces carried out a special operation in Alkhazurovo. At around 4 a.m. a group of servicemen broke into the Shavanovs’ family house, beat family members, including the applicant, and took away Mr Mayrbek Shavanov and Mr Aslambek Shavanov. The intruders used a UAZ car and a URAL lorry belonging to the local police station and two KAMAZ lorries. At some point Mr G.A. Gadzhiyev, an officer of the Urus-Martan district military commander’s office unofficially acknowledged that the missing brothers were being held at the district FSB office situated on the 3rd floor of the military commander’s office. The applicant has not seen Mayrbek and Aslambek Shavanov since their abduction on 24 September 2001.

 
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Khadzhiyeva and others v. Russia, (4386/10)

  • Judgement date:  01/15/2015
  • Communicated:  09/07/2011
  • Lodged:  12/31/2009
  • Date of violations:  10/30/2001
  • Location:  Chechnya, Goyty
  • Representative:  D. Itslayev
  • Violation:  Disappearance

On 30 October 2001 the town of Goyty was under curfew. At around 4 a.m. a group of ten masked and armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms and bullet-proof vests broke into the applicants’ house. The servicemen, who spoke unaccented Russian, had arrived in two APCs, a URAL and two UAZ cars. They handcuffed Mr Khasan Khadzhiyev, checked his documents, took him into one of UAZ cars and drove away in the direction of Urus-Martan. On the same night at around 4 a.m. the servicemen broke into a neighbouring house. They checked the documents of Mr Khusseyn Magomadov, but did not take him away. In about seven days after the abduction the 1st applicant was informed that her brother was detained at the Urus-Martan district military commander’s office and that he would be released after a check. The applicants have not seen Mr Khasan Khadzhiyev since his abduction on 30 October 2001.

 
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Malika Yusupova v. Russia, (14705/09)

  • Judgement date:  01/15/2015
  • Communicated:  06/16/2011
  • Lodged:  03/03/2009
  • Date of violations:  03/23/2002
  • Location:  Chechnya
  • Representative:  SRJI
  • Violation:  Disappearance

On 23 March 2002 Arbi and Ilman Yusupovy were driving over Gudermes city, Chechnya, when their car was stopped by the Russian servicemen.  The brothers were forced to take a seat in an APC, their heads were put by  the sacks on  and they were taken to the checkpoint and then transferred to an unknown place. The brothers were detained in a basement and questioned about members of illegal armed groups. Ilman Yusupov was released in 5 days, but Arbi Yusupov disappeared. The investigation on this fact has no result.

 
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Kaimova and Others v. Russia, (24132/12)

  • Communicated:  12/03/2014
  • Lodged:  04/11/2012
  • Date of violations:  07/01/2010
  • Location:  Chechnya
  • Representative:  SRJI

Mr M. Kaimov, having been diagnosed with tuberculosis, started receiving anti-bacterial treatment. On 23 September 2006 Mr M. Kaimov was arrested and, by the final judgment of the Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic, on 28 October 2008 he was found guilty of several counts of criminal offences and sentenced to six years and six months of imprisonment. On 1 July 2010 Mr M. Kaimov died. On the following day the authorities issued the death certificate. It did not indicate the cause of death.

 
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Kushtova & Others v. Russia, (60806/08)

  • Communicated:  10/20/2014
  • Lodged:  01/15/2008
  • Date of violations:  01/25/2006
  • Location:  Ingushetia
  • Representative:  SRJI
  • Violation:  Disappearance

On 25 January 2006 Ibragim Kushtov disappeared. The applicants considered that he had been abducted by State agents. The applicants complain under Article 2 of the Convention that the State failed to protect life and secure an investigation into the forced disappearance of Ibragim Kushtov. The applicants complain that, as a result of Ibragim Kushtov’s disappearance, they endured mental suffering which amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment proscribed by Article 3 of the Convention.

 
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Cholayevy v. Russia, (24744/11)

  • Judgement date:  10/09/2014
  • Communicated:  11/21/2011
  • Lodged:  03/17/2011
  • Date of violations:  10/12/2001
  • Location:  Chechnya, Argun
  • Representative:  MATERI CHECHNI
  • Violation:  Disappearance

On 12 October 2001 at around 7.30 a.m. a group of masked servicemen in camouflage uniforms, armed with machineguns, stormed into the applicants’ house in Argun. They woke up Mr Timerlan Cholayev, handcuffed him and took him outside. There they put him in one of their two APCs without registration numbers and departed to an unknown destination. On the same day an officer of the Argun district military commander’s office acknowledged that Timerlan had been arrested by their forces and then taken to the Main Federal Military Base in Khankala. The applicants have not seen Mr Timerlan Cholayev since his abduction on 12 October 2001.

 
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Salamov and Others v. Russia, (64266/11)

  • Judgement date:  10/09/2014
  • Communicated:  02/06/2012
  • Lodged:  09/15/2011
  • Date of violations:  11/12/2002
  • Location:  Chechnya, Katyr-Yurt
  • Representative:  MATERI CHECHNI
  • Violation:  Disappearance

At the material time Katyr-Yurt was under curfew. At about 4 a.m. on 12 November 2002 a group of armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms and masks arrived at the applicants’ house in two APCs and a VAZ car. They broke into the house, quickly searched it, took Usman Salamov outside, forced him in one of the APCs and drove away. The applicants have not seen their son since his abduction on 12 November 2002.

 
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Idigov v. Russia, (424/08)

  • Judgement date:  10/09/2014
  • Communicated:  01/07/2010
  • Lodged:  10/26/2007
  • Date of violations:  05/04/2003
  • Location:  Chechnya, Village of Shalazhi
  • Representative:  No representative
  • Violation:  Disappearance

Around 2 a.m. on 4 May 2003 several armed servicemen broke into the family home of Anzor Idigov. The soldiers grabbed Anzor from his bed, who was undressed and barefoot, covered his mouth with adhesive tape, took him outside. He was driven off in an unknown direction. His family has not seen him since. The official investigation into his disappearance failed to produce any tangible results.

 
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Dzayanu Amerkhanova v. Russia, (4560/08)

  • Judgement date:  10/09/2014
  • Communicated:  02/01/2010
  • Lodged:  12/24/2007
  • Date of violations:  11/03/2002
  • Location:  Chechnya, Grozny
  • Representative:  EHRAC/Memorial
  • Violation:  Disappearance

From December 1999 onwards the village of Shalazhi was under the effective control of the Russian military forces. At around 8 p.m. on 3 November 2002 Rustam Amerkhanov left to visit his friend A., who was living nearby. Rustam's mother, Dzayanu Amerkhanova waited for her son to return home all that night, but by the the morning of 4 November 2002  he had not come home. Immediately after his disappearance, she began searching for her son and visited the commander of the district unit of the special forces of the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation (OMON). The commander confirmed that his unit had arrested Rustam and that he had transferred him to the second OMON unit. The head of the second OMON unit claimed that Rustam had been released in the morning of 4 November 2002. Mrs. Dzayanu Amerkhanova never saw her son again. The investigation into the disappearance of Rustam Amerkhanov has been pending since 2002.

 
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Sultygov and Others v. Russia, (42575/07)

  • Judgement date:  10/09/2014
  • Communicated:  09/02/2009
  • Lodged:  09/17/2007
  • Date of violations:  04/08/2000
  • Location:  Chechnya, Khankala
  • Representative:  SRJI
  • Violation:  Disappearance; Ill-treatment

In the morning on 4 August 2000, Alikhan Sultygov, Visadi Samrailov and Mr. U were stopped by Russian federal forces at roadblock no. 7 in Grozny. The three men were subsequently blindfolded and transported to the federal military base of Khankala.  In Khankala, they were forced to stay in an open pit with stones and broken glass on the ground. The servicemen threw stones at them and did not give them any food. On 5 August, the servicemen led Alikhan Sultygov away. Two days later, they took Visadi Samrailov away while releasing Mr. U. Visadi and Alikhan have been missing since. The investigation later established that the men had been detained at Khankala but yet failed to produce any results.

 
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Dubayevy v. Rusia, (3222/11)

  • Judgement date:  10/09/2014
  • Communicated:  06/16/2011
  • Lodged:  12/20/2010
  • Date of violations:  11/20/2002
  • Location:  Chechnya
  • Representative:  SRJI
  • Violation:  Disappearance

On 20 November 2002 Sharpudy Dubayev and four other men were driving in a car VAZ-2106 when they had been stopped by a group of servicemen of 34th brigada of the military forces near the village of Berkar-Yurt, Chechnya. The servicemen asked for passports of all car passengers, dragged out  them from the vehicle, forced them in a APC and took to the area of an unknown military base. Sharpudy were detained with Ruslan Agayev in the same cell. According to the latter, both of them were tortured by servicemen during questionings. On 23 November 2002 all of the arrested men except  Sharpudy  were driven to an unidentified place and then released. Sharpudy Dubayev got lost since that. The investigation on his disappearance has not given any results.

 
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Isayeva and Isayeva v. Russia, (311/08)

  • Judgement date:  10/09/2014
  • Communicated:  01/14/2010
  • Lodged:  12/06/2007
  • Date of violations:  02/03/2000
  • Location:  Chechnya, Village of Valerik
  • Representative:  SRJI
  • Violation:  Disappearance

On 3 February 2000 federal forces conducted a sweep operation in the village of Valerik. That morning a large number of servicemen arrived in three APCs
at the residence of the Isayev family. They searched the house and checked identity documents. When Nurdi Isayev ran outside, the servicemen opened fire at him. Nurdi's mother,  Zeina Isayeva, saw Nurdi fall to the ground and fainted from shock. When she regained consciousness, Nurdi was nowhere to be found. His relatives began searching for him and were told that he had been detained by the Western Zone Alignment in Chechnya, headed by General Shamanov. Nurdi has been missing since. An investigation was opened into the disappearance but has not produced meaningful results.

 
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Shakhbiyeva and Others v. Russia, (62220/10)

  • Judgement date:  10/09/2014
  • Communicated:  11/21/2011
  • Lodged:  10/11/2009
  • Date of violations:  09/04/2000
  • Location:  Chechnya, Tsotsi-Yurt
  • Representative:  SRJI
  • Violation:  Disappearance

On 4 September 2000 Russian servicemen launched a sweeping-up operation in the settlement of Tsotsi-Yurt (also referred to as Oktyabrskoe). The settlement was surrounded by servicemen riding URAL lorries and UAZ cars. Helicopters were flying over the area. The applicants resided in a family house together with Ezir-Ali, Abzu and Said-Magomed. A certain Nikhit (also referred to as Mr Ochayev) was staying at their place. At around 5 a.m. an APC and several UAZ cars and URAL lorries arrived at the applicants’ house. A group of twenty-five to thirty masked and camouflaged servicemen broke inside. They blindfolded Ezir-Ali, Abzu, Said-Magomed and Nikhit with torn sheets and took them outside. The servicemen put Ezir-Ali in his own VAZ-2106 car and the other three men in a URAL lorry and drove away. It appears that at least four other men were arrested in Tsotsi-Yurt that morning, including Khizir Agamerzayev (also referred to as Agmurzayev). A URAL lorry had driven him to the centre of the settlement. Several days later the applicants learnt from anonymous sources that Ezir-Ali, Abzu, Said-Magomed, Nikhit and Khizir had been taken to the Main Federal Military Base in Khankala. On 13 September 2000 Nikhit and Khizir and three other Tsotsi-Yurt residents were released at a crossroad on the Rostov-Baku road in the vicinity of Mesker-Yurt, where they had been brought in an APC. According to Khizir, after the arrest he, Ezir-Ali, Abzu, Said-Magomed and Nikhit were put in separate cells in a basement. Khizir was beaten up and questioned about a certain Yakub from Tsotsi-Yurt, the Barayevs and the Akhmadovs, allegedly members of illegal armed groups. On 12 September 2000 in the morning Khizir had seen that servicemen had taken Ezir-Ali, Abzu and Said-Magomed outside and put them in military vehicles. The applicants have not seen their three relatives since their abduction on 4 September 2000.

 
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Tekhiyeva v. Russia, (22257/11)

  • Judgement date:  10/09/2014
  • Communicated:  11/21/2011
  • Lodged:  04/01/2011
  • Date of violations:  05/04/2004
  • Location:  Chechnya, Serzhen-Yurt
  • Representative:  SRJI
  • Violation:  Disappearance

On 3 May 2004 Mr Magomed-Salakh Tekhiyev was staying at Mr Umar Mukhadiyev’s house in Serzhen-Yurt. On 4 May 2004 at 6 a.m. a large group of armed and masked servicemen in camouflage uniforms stormed into the house. Pointing their guns at the two men, the intruders asked them for their passports. Since Magomed-Salakh had no passport on him, the servicemen tied his hands behind the back, put him in their APC with obscured registration numbers and drove away in direction of Avtury. On the same day the servicemen took away Umar Mukhadiyev’s neighbour, Mr Abdulvakhab Chevchiyev. As soon as the applicant learnt about Magomed-Salakh’s abduction, she went to the Shali district military commander’s office. Mr Dubovik, the military commander, acknowledged the abduction. He told the applicant that Magomed-Salakh and Abdulvakhab were detained in Avtury and would be released in three days; however, in three days he denied the detention in Avtury. He said that the men had been taken to the Main Federal Military Base in Khankala and would be released in fifteen days. Fifteen days later Mr Dubovik informed the applicant that the two abductees had absconded during the transportation. The applicant has not seen Mr Magomed-Salakh Tekhiyev since his abduction on 4 May 2004.

 
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Titiyeva and Others v. Russia, (36897/11)

  • Judgement date:  10/09/2014
  • Communicated:  11/21/2011
  • Lodged:  06/10/2011
  • Date of violations:  07/16/2000
  • Location:  Chechnya, Grozny
  • Representative:  SRJI
  • Violation:  Disappearance

At the material time Mr Apti Medzhidov, Mr Akhmed Dudurkayev, Mr Visarkhan Dokuyev and Mr Alu Bultayev were policemen of the Road Patrol Service (Патрульно-постовая служба) at the Chechnya Ministry of the Interior (the MVD). They resided with their families in Tolstoy-Yurt, the Grozny district. In July 2000 the four men were in Grozny. The town was under curfew and only Russian military vehicles could freely move around. Apti, Akhmed and Visarkhan were staying at Markha Tatsuyeva’s flat and Alu was staying in another flat in the neighbourhood. Early in the morning on 16 July 2000 three or four APCs and several UAZ “tabletka” vehicles arrived at the building where Alu was staying. A group of fifteen servicemen in camouflage uniforms and helmets stormed into his flat, blindfolded and handcuffed him and put him in one of their APCs. The servicemen also arrested Ms Satsyta Sadykova, his neighbour, and put her into the same APC. After that the servicemen broke into Markha Tatsuyeva’s flat to arrest her, Apti, Akhmed, and Visarkhan. The servicemen put the four of them in the same APC with Alu and Satsyta. Then the APC drove to Khankala. Satsyta heard the sounds of helicopters and military vehicles throughout the one-hour journey.  In Khankala the six arrestees were placed in a detention centre. According to the applicants, the four men had been detained there until August 2001 without any official record of their detention there. Only Satsyta and Markha were officially registered as detainees. All of the detainees were kept in pits. Satsyta shared her pit with Alu. Once they managed to see Apti, Akhmed, Visarkhan and Markha. On 16 July 2000 Satsyta was transferred to another detention centre in Khankala and two days later to a temporary detention centre (SIZO) in Rostov-on-Don. On 21 July 2000 by a decision of Investigation unit of the FSB department in Rostov-on-Don Satsyta was released from detention. According to the decision, she had been arrested on suspicion of terrorist activities, in particular, blowing up a block of flats in Volgodonsk, the Rostov Region, on 16 September 1999. Markha was released on 21 July 2000. Some time later the applicants learnt from anonymous witnesses that as of August 2001 their relatives had been kept in the following detention facilities: SIZO no. 2 in Rostov-on-Don, a SIZO in Volgograd, SIZO no. 181 in Krasnodar and a SIZO in Chernokozovo. The applicants have not seen their four relatives since their abduction on 16 July 2000.

 
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Nuraliyevy v. Russia, (48134/11)

  • Judgement date:  09/18/2014
  • Communicated:  02/06/2012
  • Lodged:  07/13/2011
  • Date of violations:  06/16/2002; 06/23/2002
  • Location:  Chechnya, Chechen-Aul
  • Representative:  MATERI CHECHNI
  • Violation:  Disappearance

At the material time the applicants and their brothers Daud and Khalid lived together in Chechen-Aul. Between 10 and 24 June 2002 the Russian military forces conducted a ‘sweeping-up’ operation in Chechen–Aul. The temporary headquarters of the operation was stationed at the outskirt of the village.On 16 June 2002 a group of about ten armed military servicemen in camouflage uniforms arrived at the applicants’ house in two APCs. The servicemen, some of whom were masked, searched the house and demanded Daud in unaccented Russian to proceed with them for an identity check; Daud was put in one of the APCs which drove away towards the temporary military headquarters.  On 23 June 2002 at the corner of Sadovaya and Sovkhoznaya Streets the same group of military servicemen in APCs detained Khalid Nuraliyev and took him to the temporary headquarters. According to the applicants, at some point in 2005 they found out that after the abduction Khalid Nuraliyev had been detained in a prison in the Rostov region. In response to their requests to the authorities asking to confirm this information, the applicant received negative replies. The applicants have not seen their brothers since their abduction in June 2002.

 
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Saltuyevy v. Russia, (56574/11)

  • Judgement date:  09/18/2014
  • Communicated:  02/06/2012
  • Lodged:  08/18/2011
  • Date of violations:  10/14/2002
  • Location:  Chechnya, Urus-Martan
  • Representative:  No representative
  • Violation:  Disappearance

At the material time the town of Urus-Martan was under curfew; it was surrounded by military checkpoints. A number of law-enforcement   agencies, including the military commander’s office, were operating in the settlement. At about 2.30 a.m. on 14 October 2002 a group of ten armed servicemen  in camouflage uniforms, with flashlights attached to their foreheads, broke into the applicants’ house and took away their son, Aslanbek Saltuyev. The intruders, who were equipped with portable radios, took   Aslanbek to the UAZ minivan which was waiting in the street and drove away. The applicants saw that the servicemen had also arrived in an APC, a URAL lorry and another UAZ vehicle. The applicants have not seen their son since his abduction on 14 October 2002.

 
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