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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.

 

Ibragim 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.

 

Mutayeva and Ismailova v. Russia, (33539/12)

Judgement date: 21/06/2016
Communicated: 01/10/2012
Lodged: 02/06/2012
Date of violations: 02/05/2012
Location: Dagestan, Kizilyurt
Representative: D. Itslayev

At about 1 p.m. on 2 May 2012 Mr Kamil Mutayev and his twelve‑year old son Muradis were driving in their VAZ-21099 car in Shamil Street in the centre of the town of Kizilyurt, Dagestan, when they were blocked by two silver-coloured VAZ Priora cars with heavily tinted windows, one of which had an official registration number containing the digits “78”. Eight masked men in black uniforms and armed with pistols and machine guns got out of the Priora cars, knocked Mr Kamil Mutayev off his feet and forced him into one of their vehicles. They threatened his son with firearms and ordered him to stay in the car. The abduction took place approximately two hundred metres from the district police station (the department of the interior) and the public prosecutor’s office. After the abduction the perpetrators drove away through the local traffic police checkpoint. The applicants submitted to the Court the witness statements of Ms Ya.R. dated 7 February 2013 and of Ms As.I. dated 25 February 2013. According to both women, they did not see the abduction but both saw two Priora cars speeding away from the vicinity of where the incident took place around the time of the abduction. It does not appear that either of the witnesses provided a statement to the investigation.

 

Doshayev v. Russia, (25506/13)

Communicated: 31/05/2016
Lodged: 18/03/2013
Date of violations: 04/02/2000
Location: Chechnya
Representative: No representative
Violation: Disappearance

On 4 February 2000 Mr Akhmed Doshayev and Mr Alvi Doshayev along with other residents of the village were detained by military servicemen in the course of a “sweeping-up” operation in Shaami-Yurt. On 6 March 2000 the body of Mr Akhmed Doshayev was found in Shaami-Yurtn whereas the whereabouts of Mr Alvi Doshayev have not been established since. On 14 March 2001 the Achkhoy-Martan district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 27010 under Article 127 of the Criminal Code (unlawful detention). The investigation is still pending.

 

Bachayeva and Others v. Russia, (24737/13)

Communicated: 31/05/2016
Lodged: 21/03/2013
Date of violations: 11/01/2000
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Materi Chechni
Violation: Disappearance

On 11 January 2000 Mr Muslim Bachayev was forced by armed men in an APC at bus stop “Tashkala” in Grozny and taken away to an unknown destination. On an unspecified date in September 2000 the Grozny prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 12323. The investigation is still pending.

 

Gerimovy v. Russia, (8435/12)

Communicated: 31/05/2016
Lodged: 19/01/2012
Date of violations: 02/06/2000
Location: Chechnya
Representative: No representative
Violation: Disappearance

On 2 June 2000 Mr Akhyad Gerimov was stopped on the way to his work at a military checkpoint in the Zavodskoy district of Grozny. The servicemen put him in an APC and took him away to an unknown destination. On an unspecified date in August 2000 the Grozny prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 12073. The investigation is still pending.

 

Tagirova and Others v. Russia, (52056/11)

Communicated: 31/05/2016
Lodged: 29/07/2011
Date of violations: 04/06/2002
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Materi Chechni
Violation: Disappearance

On 4 June 2002 Mr Tapa Tagirov left his home in Yandare and disappeared. A few hours later his brother Mr Apti Tagirov left to search for him and also disappeared. On 7 June 2002 fifteen armed men in two white GAZelle minivans without registration numbers arrived at the applicants’ house with Mr Tapa Tagirov, searched the premises and left with Mr Tapa Tagirov. On 3 October 2004 the Nazran district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 045000023. The investigation is still pending.

 

Gaysanova v. Russia, (62235/09)

Judgement date: 12/05/2016
Communicated: 27/08/2013
Lodged: 25/11/2009
Date of violations: 31/10/2009
Location: Chechnya
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

The applicant did not witness her daughter’s abduction. Her account of the events is based on information obtained from her neighbours in Kalinin. On 31 October 2009, while Ms Zarema Gaysanova was at the applicant’s property on Second Darvina Lane, the law-enforcement authorities launched a special operation in the village, aimed at eliminating members of illegal armed groups. During the operation a man hid in the applicant’s property, which was blocked and shelled until it caught fire. As the house was burning down, Ms Gaysanova was pushed into a UAZ vehicle and taken away. After the house burnt to the ground, law-enforcement officers recovered a man’s body. Shortly thereafter the Chechen President, Mr Ramzan Kadyrov, and the Chechen Minister of the Interior, Mr Ruslan Alkhanov, arrived at the property. Mr Kadyrov, among other things, gave an interview to the local media, saying that a member of illegal armed groups had been “liquidated” in the applicant’s house. The applicant has had no news of her daughter since her disappearance.

 

BISULTANOVY against Russia, (75973/12)

Communicated: 16/03/2016
Lodged: 01/11/2012
Date of violations: 21/05/2004
Location: Chechnya
Representative: No representative
Violation: Disappearance

At the material time, Mr Bisultanov was a resident of Grozny. However, on account of the ongoing military operation in the Chechen Republic, he and his family moved to the neighbouring Stavropol Region, where they settled temporarily in the village of Nadezhda, in the Shpakovskiy district, situated about eleven kilometres from the city of Stavropol. At about 7.30 a.m. on 21 May 2004 (the date was also referred to as 22 May 2004 in the documents submitted), Mr Bisultanov, his wife Ms P.S. and their daughter, the second applicant, were at home when a group of about twenty armed military servicemen in camouflage uniforms arrived at their house at 15 Ponizovskaya Street (also spelled as Ponizovskogo and Ponazovskaya Street in the case file) in Nadezhda. The servicemen were in a PAZ bus and a Niva car without registration numbers. They were wearing balaclavas and military helmets. Having broken into the house, they conducted an unauthorised search of the premises and then forced Mr Bisultanov outside. Meanwhile, Ms P.S. asked one of the servicemen where her husband was being taken. The servicemen replied that, she would be able to find her husband at the Shpakovskiy district department of the interior (Отдел внутренних дел Шпаковского района Ставропольского края) as soon as certain questions had been clarified. Thereafter, the servicemen put Mr Bisultanov into the PAZ bus and drove off to an unidentified destination. The whereabouts of Mr Bisultanov have remained unknown since then.

 

Zayndi TESAYEV against Russia, (20432/11)

Lodged: 18/02/2011
Admissible: 15/03/2016
Location: Chechnya
Representative: I. Timishev
Violation: Fair trial

The facts of the case, as submitted by the parties, may be summarised as follows. In 2001 the applicant took part in several antiterrorist military operations in Chechnya. On 24 April 2003 he successfully sued the Military Commander of Shatoyskiy Region and obtained a judgment awarding him 400,000 Russian roubles as additional remuneration. This judgment was not appealed against and became final on 5 May 2003. On 15 February 2005 the applicant submitted five writs of execution to the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation (“the Ministry of Finance”). According to the applicant, on 10 April 2006 the Ministry of Finance returned the writs of execution stating that they should be submitted to the local branch of the Federal Treasury. On 27 August 2010 the applicant’s representative applied to the Ministry of Finance requesting information about the relevant financial authority to which the writs of execution should be submitted.
On 10 September 2010 the Ministry of Finance refused to provide this information to the applicant’s representative. On 17 October 2010 the applicant lodged an application with the Regional Military Court of the North Caucasus claiming compensation for the non-enforcement of the judgment of 24 April 2003. On 15 November 2010 the Regional Military Court of the North Caucasus returned the application stating that on 9 October 2007 the Presidium of the Regional Military Court of the North Caucasus had quashed by way of supervisory review the judgment of 24 April 2003 and dismissed the applicant’s claims.

 

Mikhazha Magomadova v. Russia, (67274/13)

Communicated: 02/03/2016
Lodged: 08/10/2013
Date of violations: 30/07/2002
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Materi Chechni
Violation: Disappearance

On 30 July 2002 a group of armed servicemen apprehended Mr Abu-Bakar Magomadov on a street in the centre of Grozny and took him away. On 10 April 2003 the Grozny town prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 30057. The investigation is still pending.

 

Chatuyeva and Others v. Russia, (3765/13)

Communicated: 02/03/2016
Lodged: 13/12/2012
Date of violations: 11/12/2000
Location: Chechnya
Representative: K. Moskalenko
Violation: Disappearance

On 11 December 2000 a group of armed servicemen arrested Mr Aslanbek Chatuyev on a street in Zakan-Yurt and took him away in a military Kamaz vehicle. On 23 February 2001 the Achkhoy-Martan district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 27007. Subsequently, the case was transferred for investigation to the military prosecutor’s office and given the number 34/33/0210-01Д. The investigation is still pending.

 

Golbatsova v. Russia, (77701/12)

Communicated: 02/03/2016
Lodged: 15/11/2012
Date of violations: 25/11/2004
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Tagir Shamsudinov
Violation: Disappearance

On 25 November 2004 a group of armed servicemen in two UAZ (“tabletka”) minivans and three URAL lorries arrested Mr Alikhan Golbatsov on a street in Avtury and took him away. On 10 January 2005 the Shali district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 46002. The investigation is still pending.

 

Metsoyeva and Others v. Russia, (40161/12)

Communicated: 02/03/2016
Lodged: 20/06/2012
Date of violations: 10/08/2005
Location: Chechnya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 10 August 2005 a group of armed servicemen in two UAZ vehicles arrested Mr Sayd-Eli Garbulatov in Grozny and took him away. On 8 May 2006 the Zavodskoy district prosecutor’s office in Grozny opened criminal case no. 51072. The investigation is still pending.

 

Tayubova v. Russia, (20191/12)

Communicated: 02/03/2016
Lodged: 12/03/2012
Date of violations: 08/08/2002
Location: Chechnya
Representative: No representative
Violation: Disappearance

On 8 August 2002 a group of armed servicemen in an APC and an UAZ (“tabletka”) minivan apprehended Mr Makhran Tayubov on the Rostov-Baku motorway next to Gudermes and took him away. On 9 August 2002 the Gudermes district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 57063. The investigation is still pending.

 

Tasuyev and Others v. Russia, (17499/12)

Communicated: 02/03/2016
Lodged: 29/02/2012
Date of violations: 29/05/2003
Location: Chechnya
Representative: No representative
Violation: Disappearance

On 29 May 2003 a group of armed servicemen arrested the first applicant in his house in Shalazhi, took him to unknown premises where he was detained and tortured for eleven days. On the same date, 29 May 2003, the same servicemen detained Mr Lechi Tasuyev on a street in Shalazhi, took him away in an UAZ vehicle and seized his car. On 2 June 2003 the Urus-Martan district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 34063. The investigation is still pending.

 

Mukhtarova and Others v. Russia, (13916/12)

Communicated: 02/03/2016
Lodged: 27/02/2012
Date of violations: 01/11/2003
Location: Chechnya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 1 November 2003 a group of armed servicemen apprehended Mr Sharpudi Mukhtarov and Mr Zaurbek Umarov on the outskirts of the village of Nesterovskaya, Ingushetia, and took them away in UAZ and VAZ vehicles without registration numbers to an unknown destination. On 18 November 2003 the Sunzhenskiy district prosecutor’s office in Ingushetia opened criminal case no. 23600076. The investigation is still pending.

 

Ismailovy v. Russia, (2664/12)

Communicated: 02/03/2016
Lodged: 20/12/2011
Date of violations: 30/07/2002
Location: Chechnya
Representative: No representative
Violation: Disappearance

On 30 July 2002 a group of armed servicemen abducted Mr Ruslan Ismailov from a car repair garage in the centre of Grozny. On 8 August 2002 the Grozny town prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 50121. The investigation is still pending.

 
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