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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.

 

Satsita RESHIDOVA and Lechi RESHIDOV against Russia, (73593/13)

Communicated: 19/09/2016
Lodged: 05/11/2013
Date of violations: 07/12/2004
Location: Chechnya
Representative: No representative
Violation: Disappearance

At about 2.30 p.m. on 7 December 2004 Mr Usam Reshidov was at the intersection of Zavodskaya and A. Sheripova Streets in Argun, Chechnya, when a group of armed servicemen in military camouflage uniforms arrived in an armoured personnel carrier (APC), an UAZ car and a Niva car. The servicemen arrested Mr Usam Reshidov and took him away to an unknown destination. At about 7 p.m. on the same date presumably the same group of armed servicemen in military vehicles (among which were APCs an UAZ car and a Niva car) carried out a special operation in Sakhzavodskaya Street in Argun. The servicemen surrounded building no. 34 on that street, broke into flat no. 54 – where Mr Islam Reshidov was with his friends, Mr A.Kh. and Ms I.D. – arrested them and took them to the Argun military commander’s office. Ms I.D. was subsequently released and returned home. The whereabouts of the Reshidov brothers have remained unknown ever since.

 

Khalimat NAZIROVA against Russia, (71377/13)

Communicated: 19/09/2016
Lodged: 25/10/2013
Date of violations: 29/12/2004
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Materi Chechni
Violation: Disappearance

On the morning of 29 December 2004 Mr Ibragim Altyyev, who was a taxi driver in Grozny at the material time, left his home and went to work. He did not return. On the following day, two unidentified men contacted the applicant and gave her the passport of Mr Ibragim Altyyev and some documents from his car. On the same date the car was found abandoned on a street in the Zavodskoy district of Grozny. According to the applicant, she learned from an eyewitness, Mr R.B., that Mr Ibragim Altyyev had been abducted by a group of armed men in camouflage uniforms who had been in a Gazel minivan and a VAZ-21099 car. The men had stopped Mr Ibragim Altyyev’s car on a street in Grozny, apprehended him and driven off. Mr R.B. was subsequently questioned by the investigators. The whereabouts of Mr Ibragim Altyyev have remained unknown ever since.

 

Inna MOCHALOVA against Russia, (15432/10)

Communicated: 19/09/2016
Lodged: 25/02/2010
Date of violations: 19/11/2009
Location: Chechnya
Representative: No representative
Violation: Property

The applicant brought a counterclaim, seeking the reinstatement of her status as a forced migrant. She claimed that she had not applied for the prolongation of her status because of serious health problems. She had been classified as having a first-degree disability and had not managed to gather all the necessary documents in time. The compensation paid for her housing in Chechnya had been insufficient for buying a flat in St Petersburg. She did not have any other housing or family support. Her eldest son had been killed in Chechnya while another son did not have any housing of his own. The applicant complains under Article 8 of the Convention of a violation of her right to respect for the home.

 

Ramzan MEZHIYEV and others against Russia, (63000/14)

Communicated: 19/09/2016
Lodged: 01/09/2014
Date of violations: 24/07/2005
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Materi Chechni
Violation: Disappearance

At about 12 noon (in the documents submitted the time of the event was also referred to as 2 p.m.) on 24 July 2005 Mr Magomed Mezhiyev, who was an officer of the Chechnya Ministry of the Interior at the material time, and his acquaintance, Mr A.M. (in the documents submitted also referred to as Mr A.Kh.), were on Pobedy Avenue in Grozny when a group of armed men in camouflage trousers and black T-shirts forced them out of their car. The men apprehended Mr Magomed Mezhiyev and loaded him into the trunk of a car which was parked nearby. Shortly afterwards several VAZ 2107 cars without registration numbers arrived on the scene. The men forced Mr A.M. into one of those cars and drove off in the direction of Minutka Square, Grozny. According to the applicants, several days after the abduction an unidentified armed man in a black uniform contacted them and offered a video recording depicting Mr Magomed Mezhiyev and Mr A.M. detained on the premises of the Grozny district department of the interior (Грозненский районный отдел внутренних дел (РОВД)) (hereinafter “the Grozny ROVD”) in exchange for money (1,000 United States dollars (USD)). The applicants paid the requested sum for the video recording and submitted it to the investigators (see below). The whereabouts of Mr Magomed Mezhiyev have remained unknown ever since.

 

Abdulbek GADAYEV and others against Russia, (51119/15)

Communicated: 19/09/2016
Lodged: 02/10/2015
Date of violations: 05/08/2008
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Materi Chechni
Violation: Disappearance

At about 10 p.m. on 5 August 2008 a group of armed servicemen in civilian clothes arrived at the applicants’ house at 1 Tsvetochnaya Street in Mesker-Yurt, Chechnya in three vehicles: a white VAZ 2107 car with the registration numbers containing the digits 327 07 RUS; a VAZ 2112; and an UAZ jeep (the Hunter model) without registration numbers. The servicemen entered the courtyard of the applicants’ house, apprehended Mr Gadayev (a former member of illegal armed groups), forced him into the VAZ 2107 car and drove off in the direction of the Shali-Argun motorway. The first applicant saw the servicemen taking his son away and tried to intervene; however, one of the perpetrators threatened him with firearms and fired several warning shots into the ground. According to the applicants, shortly after the abduction the white VAZ 2107 car was seen parked on the premises of the Argun department of the interior (Аргунский отдел внутренних дел) (hereinafter “the OVD”). The car allegedly belonged to Mr Su.I., who was also abducted on 5 August 2008 by a group of armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms. According to the applicants’ version of the event, the servicemen seized Mr Su.I.’s VAZ 2107 car, changed its registration plate and drove to Mesker-Yurt, where they carried out the abduction of Mr Gadayev. The whereabouts of Mr Gadayev have remained unknown ever since.

 

Khava DEMELKHANOVA against Russia, (59203/13)

Communicated: 19/09/2016
Lodged: 08/07/2013
Date of violations: 28/03/2004
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Said Mushayev
Violation: Disappearance

In the afternoon of 28 March 2004 Mr Demelkhanov was at the junction of P. Musorova Street and 8 Marta Street in Grozny, Chechnya, when a group of armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms arrived in armoured personnel carriers (APCs), arrested him and took him away to an unknown destination. The whereabouts of Mr Abdula Demelkhanov have remained unknown ever since.

 

Alpatu BASHKUYEVA and Malika ARSAYEVA against Russia, (4887/14)

Communicated: 19/09/2016
Lodged: 17/12/2013
Date of violations: 31/03/2004
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Suleyman Khadzhimuratov
Violation: Disappearance

During the early hours of 31 March 2004 a group of armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms arrived in the village of Elistanzhi, Chechnya, in armoured personnel carriers (APCs) without registration numbers. The servicemen spoke unaccented Russian and were of Slavic appearance. Between midnight and 1.15 a.m. on that date they made a forced entry into the applicants’ houses, arrested Mr Bashkuyev and Mr Arsayev, put them in the military vehicles, and drove off to an unknown destination. The whereabouts of Mr Bashkuyev and Mr Arsayev have remained unknown ever since. Their abduction took place in the presence of the applicants and several of their neighbours.

 
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