Cases 1 - 20 of 618

Orlov and Others v. Russia, (5632/10)

Judgement date: 14/03/2017
Communicated: 09/10/2012
Date of violations: 08/12/2009
Location: Ingushetia, Nazran
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Ill-treatment

The case concerns the abduction and ill-treatment of a human rights activist and three journalists, in  Ingushetia (Russia), during November 2007. The first applicant, Oleg Orlov (born in 1953), was at the  relevant time the chairman of Memorial, a Russian human rights NGO. The other three applicants,  Artem Vysotskiy (born in 1974), Stanislav Goryachikh (born in 1986), and Karen Sakhinov (born in  1982), were a reporter and camera team for REN TV, a Russian television company. They were in the  region to cover a planned protest against the abuse of power by state security services. On the night  of 23 November 2007, which was the eve of the public protest, all four applicants were staying in the  Hotel Assan in Nazran, Ingushetia. According to multiple witnesses, the security guards and police  who were normally present at the hotel were summoned away from the premises, following a call made by a Deputy Minister of the Interior of Ingushetia.

 

Mukayev v. Russia, (22495/08)

Judgement date: 14/03/2017
Communicated: 18/02/2013
Lodged: 30/04/2008
Date of violations: 23/02/2006
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Torture

The applicant in the case, Arsan Mukayev, was arrested in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan at 13 January 2006. On February 2006 the Russian authorities officially requested the applicant’s extradition to Russia. Then the applicant was taken to remand prison IZ-77/4 in Moscow. On 23 February 2006 Arsan Mukayev was arrived at Operational Search Bureau no. 2 (“ORB-2”) in Grozny, where over the course of month he was subjected to torture on a regular basis, including severe beatings, electrocution, and was forced to sign confessions. In March 2006 the applicant retracted his statements, claiming that he had signed them only to escape further torture, and pled not guilty to the charges against him. Several days afterwards, Arsan was again tortured by electrocution. During his trial the applicant alleged that he had been tortured in detention in order to sign a confession by several police officers whose identities were known to him. On 22 May 2007 the Chechnya Supreme Court Chechnya convicted Arsan Mukayev based in the large part on the applicant’s statements obtained under torture.

 

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

Judgement date: 21/02/2017
Communicated: 20/10/2014
Lodged: 15/01/2008
Date of violations: 25/01/2006
Location: Ingushetia
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 5000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

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.

 

Abubakarova & Mudalishova v. Russia, (47222/07; 47223/07)

Judgement date: 31/01/2017
Communicated: 18/01/2011
Lodged: 12/09/2007
Date of violations: 30/09/2002
Location: Chechnya, the village of Berkat-Yurt
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Disappearance

The applicants alleged that on 30 September 2002 their husbands Shamkhan Abubakarov and Badrudi Abubakarov had been killed by military servicemen in Chechnya and that the authorities had failed to investigate the matter effectively.

 

Atashev and Atasheva v. Russia, (33727/14)

Judgement date: 08/12/2016
Communicated: 28/08/2015
Lodged: 16/04/2014
Date of violations: 26/09/2010
Location: Dagestan, Makhachkala
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Use of force
Non-pecuniary damage: 40000 €

The applicants complain under Article 2 of the Convention that police officers used unnecessary, potentially lethal force against them and the authorities failed to carry out an effective investigation into that incident.

 

Ortsuyeva and Others v. Russia, (3340/08)

Judgement date: 22/11/2016
Communicated: 04/03/2015
Lodged: 28/12/2007
Date of violations: 21/05/2002
Location: Chechnya, Mesker-Yurt
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

Between 21 May and 11 June 2002 servicemen of the federal forces conducted a sweeping-up operation in Mesker-Yurt village, Chechnya. They blocked the village, set up a temporary filtration camp at the outskirts of the settlement; as a result of this operation some people were apprehended from their homes, local mosque and other locations in the village. Sixteen persons were transferred to an unknown location and their relatives have had no news of them thereafter.

 

Magomedova and others v. Russia, (24689/10)

Judgement date: 21/11/2016
Communicated: 04/03/2015
Lodged: 31/03/2010
Date of violations: 01/06/2002
Location: Chechnya, Mesker-Yurt
Representative: NGO Borets za spravedlivost
Violation: Disappearance

On 23 may 2002 Mr Magomedrasul Magomedov went to his sister’s house in Mesker-Yurt with his friend Mr Kh. M. The next day, when they wanted to leave the settlement, they noticed that Mesker-Yurt was surrounded by military servicemen and all the roads leading to and from the village were blocked. In early June Mr Magomedov and Mr Kh. M. were told by the servicemen to go to the village mosque and join the other residents who had gathered there. Mr Magomedov was taken away from the mosque on the same day and, most probably, taken to the temporary filtration camp. His whereabouts remain unknown since. As for Mr Kh. M., a few days later he was allowed to leave the village.

 

Abdulkhadzhiyevа and Abdulkhadzhiyev v. Russia, (40001/08)

Judgement date: 04/10/2016
Communicated: 28/11/2011
Lodged: 28/07/2008
Date of violations: 08/10/1999
Location: Chechnya, the village of Savelyevskaya
Violation: Property
Ill-treatment

On 8 October 1999, the applicants Ms Malika Abdulkhadzhiyeva and Mr Ramzan Abdulkhadzhiyev together with the neighbors tried to evacuate their cattle due to artillery fire from the territory controlled by Russian military forces in the outskirts of village Savelyevskaya. Having permission from military, the applicants and other people walked toward the pasture when they were shot by a servicemen standing there. Both applicants were wounded in the arm. Another civilian, who witnessed the incident and tried to approach the servicemen, was shot dead. One of the neighbors managed to inform the authorities about the incident, while both applicants were hooded and moved to the military headquarters of unit no. 54256. They were soon released following the request from the local authorities. The cattle belonging to the applicants remained in control of the military. The criminal proceedings in regard to the incident were started in October 2000, but brought no results.

 

Lida Yevloyeva and Roza Tomova against Russia, (14667/09)

Communicated: 28/09/2016
Lodged: 02/03/2009
Date of violations: 11/03/2004
Location: Chechnya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

At about 10 p.m. on 11 March 2004 Mr Rasukhan Yevloyev and Mr Ibragim Izmaylov were driving in their white VAZ 2107 car on the
motorway from the direction of the town of Malgobek towards the Volga-14 stationary traffic checkpoint located at the intersection of the
Malgobek-Mayskoye and Nazran-Kantyshevo motorways in Ingushetia (also known as the Kantyshevkiy intersection). When they reached the checkpoint, a dark-grey metallic (цвет «мокрый асфальт») VAZ 21099 car without registration numbers overtook them at high speed and blocked the road. At the same time a white Niva car without registration numbers approached them from behind and bumped into their car’s rear end. Ten armed men in camouflage uniforms and balaclavas jumped out of the two cars, surrounded Mr Rasukhan Yevloyev and Mr Ibragim Izmaylov and opened fire; the armed men then handcuffed them, forced them into their vehicles and drove off in the direction of Nazran.

 

Amnat TASHUYEVA against Russia, (70438/14)

Communicated: 23/09/2016
Lodged: 17/10/2014
Date of violations: 06/01/2005
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Musa Khadisov
Violation: Disappearance

On 6 January 2005 (in the documents submitted the date was also referred to as 28 January 2005) the applicant and Mr Bekmagomed Daniyev were at home in their flat at 109 Shosseynaya Street in Argun when at about 6 a.m. a group of armed men in camouflage uniforms arrived at their block of flats in three cars, one of which was a white Gazel minivan. The men spoke Chechen and Russian; some of them were wearing balaclavas. They broke into the applicant’s flat, forced Mr Bekmagomed Daniyev outside, put him in one of their vehicles and drove off to an unknown destination. The white Gazel minivan was subsequently seen exiting from the premises of the office of the Argun military commander (комендатура г. Аргун). It is unclear whether the applicant provided this information to the investigators. The whereabouts of Mr Bekmagomed Daniyev have remained unknown ever since.

 

Garayeva and Others v. Russia, (51529/13)

Communicated: 23/09/2016
Lodged: 23/05/2013
Date of violations: 22/10/2000
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Materi Chechni
Violation: Disappearance

On 22 October 2000 Bekkhan Dzhanaliyev, together with his cousin, Mr M. D., was stopped in his VAZ 2199 car with the registration number “A186XA 05Rus in the vicinity of Mesker-Yurt by Russian servicemen in camouflage uniforms and taken away to an unknown destination. On 22 November 2000 the Shali district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 22069. The investigation is still pending.

 

Adamovy v. Russia, (33465/13)

Communicated: 23/09/2016
Lodged: 23/04/2013
Date of violations: 16/07/2001
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Materi Chechni
Violation: Disappearance

On 16 July 2001 a group of armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms and masks broke into the applicants’ house in Selmentauzen and took Mr Ruslan Adamov and Mr Supyan Adamov away to an unknown destination. On 25 November 2001 the Vedenskiy district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 37062. The investigation is still pending.

 

Dzhambekov v. Russia, (30709/13)

Communicated: 23/09/2016
Lodged: 29/04/2013
Date of violations: 05/10/2001
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Tagir Shamsudinov
Violation: Disappearance

On 5 October 2001 Magomed Dzhambekov’s white VAZ 2106 car with registration numbers K674XT95 was stopped at a checkpoint in Roshni-Chu for an identity check. The servicemen beat Magomed Dzhambekov, forced him into the boot of his VAZ 2106 car and drove away in the direction of the centre of Urus-Martan. On 3 November 2002 the Urus-Martan town prosecutor’s office opened criminal case number 61153. The investigation is still pending.

 

Gelayevy v. Russia, (26893/13)

Communicated: 23/09/2016
Lodged: 03/04/2013
Date of violations: 21/05/2002
Location: Chechnya
Representative: No representative
Violation: Disappearance

On 21 May 2002, while he was on the way home from his neighbour’s house in Grozny, a group of armed servicemen hit Mr Islam Gelayev in the head with a rifle butt and took him away in an UAZ car. On 3 November 2002 the Urus-Martan town prosecutor’s office opened criminal case number 61153. The investigation is still pending.

 

Magomadova and Timisultanov v. Russia, (26874/13)

Communicated: 23/09/2016
Lodged: 03/04/2013
Date of violations: 06/07/2003
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Tagir Shamsudinov
Violation: Disappearance

On 6 July 2003 the applicant’s relatives, Mr Khizir Magomadov and Mr Muslim Abzailov, were stopped by military servicemen while driving from Shali to Noviye Agati and taken away in a Ural lorry. On 4 August 2003 the Shali prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 22122. The investigation is still pending.

 

Aliyevy v. Russia, (26859/13)

Communicated: 23/09/2016
Lodged: 03/04/2013
Date of violations: 07/07/2003
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Tagir Shamsudinov
Violation: Disappearance

On 7 July 2003 a large group of military servicemen broke into the applicants’ house in Belgatoy and took Rustam Alyiev away. On 2 August 2003 the Shali district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 22120. The investigation is still pending.

 

Tumsoyeva and Others v. Russia, (25531/13)

Communicated: 23/09/2016
Lodged: 18/03/2013
Date of violations: 23/05/2002
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Said Mushayev
Violation: Disappearance

On 23 May 2002 about thirty armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms arrived at the applicants’ house in Zakan-Yurt and took Mr Yusup Khamzatov away. On 25 May 2002 the Achkhoy-Martan district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 63036 into Yusup Khamzatov’s abduction. The investigation is still pending.

 

Bitsayeva v. Russia, (14196/08)

Communicated: 23/09/2016
Lodged: 22/01/2008
Date of violations: 12/03/2001
Location: Chechnya
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Disappearance

On 12 March 2001 Mr Vait Askhabov was taken away from his garden in Chiri‑Yurt by servicemen in an Ural lorry. On 12 July 2001 the Shali district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 23132 into Vait Askhabov’s abduction. The investigation is still pending.

 

Dagma Akhyadova and others against Russia, (73542/14)

Communicated: 23/09/2016
Lodged: 15/11/2014
Date of violations: 06/10/2004
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Materi Chechni
Violation: Disappearance

At about 4 a.m. on 6 October 2004 a group of about ten armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms arrived at the applicants’ house at 31 Lugovaya Street in Vedeno in an UAZ (tabletka) minivan and an UAZ car without registration numbers. The servicemen spoke unaccented Russian and were wearing balaclavas. They made a forced entry into the house, arrested Ms Bariyat Akhyadova and took her away in one of the vehicles to an unknown destination. At about 12 noon on 8 October 2004 presumably the same group of armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms and balaclavas again arrived at the applicants’ house. They searched for Ms Bariyat Akhyadova’s children (the sixth and seventh applicants) and left having not found them in the house. The whereabouts of Ms Bariyat Akhyadova have remained unknown since the date of her abduction. The abduction took place in the presence of the applicants.

 

Kilsani YUSHAYEVA and others against Russia, (29541/14)

Communicated: 19/09/2016
Lodged: 31/03/2014
Date of violations: 23/02/2003
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Materi Chechni
Violation: Disappearance

On 23 February 2003 Mr Yushayev was at his relatives’ house at 21 Sovetskaya Street in the village of Oyskhar, Chechnya, when at approximately 3 a.m. a group of about ten armed servicemen in white camouflage uniforms arrived in two UAZ (tabletka) minivans without registration numbers. The servicemen were of Asian appearance and spoke unaccented Russian; some of them were wearing balaclavas. They made a forced entry into the house, arrested Mr Yushayeva and his relative, Mr S.Sh., put them into one of the vehicles and drove away to an unknown destination. The whereabouts of Mr Yushayev have remained unknown since the date of his abduction.

 
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