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Dagalayeva v. Russia, (19650/11)

Judgement date: 12/03/2019
Location: Chechnya, Noviy Engenoy
Representative: Others
Violation: Killing

On 1 April 2006 Mr Vakhid Magamedov went fishing with his fellow villagers, Mr Z., Mr D. and Mr Yu., near the village of Sary-Su in the Shelkovskiy district of Chechnya. The four men arrived at the fishing spot in the VAZ-2107 car of Mr Z. Three of them then went to the other side of the pond (in the documents submitted also referred to as a “lake”), while the applicant’s husband fished near the car. Mr Z., Mr D. and Mr Yu. fished about 40 to 60 metres from each other and about two hundred metres or so from Mr Magamedov. 7. At about 9 p.m. Mr Z., Mr D. and Mr Yu. heard gunfire coming from the direction of the car. They went in that direction and saw six or seven men in military camouflage uniforms next to their car and heard them speaking Russian. Those men had arrived in armoured personnel carriers (“APCs”) and were using flashlights. Mr Z., Mr D. and Mr Yu. hid in the bulrushes. Then they saw the servicemen trying to push the car into the pond and, when their attempt failed, set it on fire. Then the perpetrators noticed the three men hiding in the bulrushes and opened gunfire in their direction. Mr Z., Mr D. and Mr Yu. ran to the village of Sary-Su to warn the police. On the way they got lost in the dark and only arrived at the village at about 4 a.m. on 2 April 2006. They knocked at the door of the house of a local resident, Mr Kh.V., and told him about the incident. Mr Kh.V. took them by car to the local police station. Then Mr Z., Mr D. and Mr Yu. returned to the pond, accompanied by the police. They found Vakhid Magamedov’s burnt body in the car. At about the same time three cars and two APCs belonging to the federal military forces arrived at the scene. The servicemen told the police that they were carrying out a special operation in the area. Mr Yu. told to the policemen that he would be able to identify the servicemen who had killed Vakhid Magomedov.

 

Abdulkhalimova and Others v. Russia, (23115/13)

Judgement date: 12/03/2019
Communicated: 10/07/2015
Lodged: 19/02/2013
Date of violations: 30/05/2003
Location: Chechnya, Goyty
Representative: MATERI CHECHNI
Violation: Disappearance

The applicants are close relatives of of Islam Asukhanov  who was allegedly abducted in 2003 by servicemen from home in Chechnya. The event took place in the area under full control of the military forces. The applicants have had no news of their missing relative thereafter. The proceedings, after having been suspended and resumed on several occasions, have been pending for several years without attaining any tangible results. Referring to Article 2 of the Convention, the applicants complain of the violation of the right to life of their relative and submit that the circumstances of his abduction and ensuing disappearance indicate that he had been abducted by State agents. The applicants further complain that no effective investigation was carried out into the incident.

 

Tamara Dutayeva v. Russia, (71672/12)

Judgement date: 12/03/2019
Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 17/10/2012
Date of violations: 13/02/2003
Location: Chechnya
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Disappearance

On 13 February 2003 a group of about forty armed servicemen arrived at Mr Zelimkhan Dutayev’s acquaintances’ block of flats in Grozny in two APCs and took Mr Zelimkhan Dutayev away. On 17 February 2003 the Grozny town prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 20039. The investigation is still pending.

 

Anisat Magomadova v. Russia, (66877/12)

Judgement date: 12/03/2019
Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 11/10/2012
Date of violations: 14/11/2002
Location: Chechnya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 3000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 80000 €

On the night of 13-14 November 2002 a large group of about one hundred armed servicemen arrived at the applicant’s house and took Mr Lema Magomadov away. On 15 November 2002 the Grozny town prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 48212. The investigation is still pending.

 

Abubakarova and Others v. Russia, (46621/12)

Judgement date: 12/03/2019
Communicated: 10/07/2015
Lodged: 20/07/2012
Date of violations: 26/11/2002
Location: Chechnya, Argun
Representative: MATERI CHECHNI
Violation: Disappearance

The applicants are close relatives of of Vakhab Abubakarov  who was allegedly abducted in 2002 by servicemen from home in Chechnya. The event took place in the area under full control of the military forces. The applicants have had no news of their missing relative thereafter. The proceedings, after having been suspended and resumed on several occasions, have been pending for several years without attaining any tangible results. Referring to Article 2 of the Convention, the applicants complain of the violation of the right to life of their relative and submit that the circumstances of his abduction and ensuing disappearance indicate that he had been abducted by State agents. The applicants further complain that no effective investigation was carried out into the incident.

 

Satuyev and Others v. Russia, (7214/12)

Judgement date: 12/03/2019
Communicated: 04/09/2015
Lodged: 11/01/2012
Date of violations: 14/06/2003
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: No representative
Violation: Disappearance

On 14 June 2003 twelve to fifteen armed servicemen in balaclavas and camouflage uniforms in white Niva car and in armoured UAZ vehicles without registration numbers arrived at the flat of Mr Alikhan Satuyev in Grozny and took him away to an unknown location. On 24 June 2003 the Zavodskoy district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 30097. The investigation is currently pending.

 

Chalayev and Others v. Russia, (73948/11)

Judgement date: 12/03/2019
Communicated: 15/10/2015
Lodged: 23/11/2011
Date of violations: 08/11/2006
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 45000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 160000 €

On 8 November 2006 a group of armed servicemen arrested Mr Rustam Gaysumov and Mr Khuseyn Elderkhanov on a street in Grozny and took them away. On 27 January 2007 the Zavodskoy district prosecutor’s office in Grozny opened criminal case no. 11006. The investigation is still pending.

 

Mukayevy v. Russia, (69462/11)

Judgement date: 12/03/2019
Communicated: 15/10/2015
Lodged: 27/10/2011
Date of violations: 15/03/2005
Location: Chechnya, Shali
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 6000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 80000 €

On 15 March 2005 a group of armed servicemen arrested Mr Supyan Mukayev on a street in Shali and took him away. On 7 July 2005 the Shali district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 46073. The investigation is still pending.

 

Nauzova and Others v. Russia, (52173/11)

Judgement date: 12/03/2019
Communicated: 04/09/2015
Lodged: 10/08/2011
Date of violations: 20/06/2003
Location: Chechnya, Druzhba
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 26500 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 80000 €

On 20 June 2003 Mr Vakha Nauzov was stopped at checkpoint no. 75 near Druzhba village on the highway Rostov-Baku and taken away. On 31 November 2005 the Gudermes prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 45129. The investigation is currently pending.

 

Makhmudova and Others v. Russia, (22983/10)

Judgement date: 12/03/2019
Communicated: 04/09/2015
Lodged: 30/03/2010
Date of violations: 04/01/2003
Location: Chechnya, Oyskhara
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 21000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 80000 €

On 4 January 2003 Mr Ismail Makhmudov was forced by ten armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms into grey UAZ minivan (“tabletka”), and taken away. On 21 January 2003 the Gudermes district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 32004. The investigation is currently pending.

 

Islamova and Tsamarayeva v. Russia, (52064/11)

Judgement date: 12/03/2019
Communicated: 04/09/2015
Lodged: 29/07/2011
Date of violations: 30/01/2002
Location: Chechnya, Noviye Atagi
Representative: MATERI CHECHNI
Violation: Disappearance

On 30 January 2002 Mr Ismail Dashtayev was stopped on the highway at the entrance to Noviye Atagi by servicemen who had blocked the road in APCs. Then Mr Ismail Dashtayev was forced into a grey UAZ minivan without registration number and taken away. On 31 May 2002 the Shali district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no.59116. The investigation is currently pending.

 

Yunusova and Yunusov v. Russia, (14202/08)

Judgement date: 05/02/2019
Communicated: 09/05/2017
Lodged: 30/11/2008
Date of violations: 04/01/2002
Location: Chechnya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Killing
Pecuniary damage: 9000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

Ruslan Yunusov killed on 4 January 2002, in Grozny. Criminal case no. 54001 (in the documents submitted also stated as no. 5 ПР-01) opened on 4 January 2002 by the Grozny prosecutor’s office. The proceedings are pending. The applicants complain under Article 2 of the Convention that Ruslan was killed by State agents and that the ensuing investigation was ineffective.

 

Aset Atabayeva and Others v. Russia, (21432/12)

Judgement date: 05/02/2019
Communicated: 09/05/2017
Lodged: 23/03/2012
Date of violations: 26/01/2005
Location: Chechnya
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Killing

Dzhabrail Atabayev and Alkhazur Atabayev were killed on 26 January 2005 in Grozny. On 26 January 2005 the Staropromyslovskiy district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 43015. The proceedings are pending.

 

Umarov and Others v. Russia, (5691/11)

Judgement date: 22/01/2019
Communicated: 10/07/2015
Lodged: 12/06/2010
Date of violations: 25/05/2005
Location: Chechnya, Duba-Yurt
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

The applicants are close relatives of Magomed Umarov who was allegedly abducted in 2005 by servicemen from home in Chechnya. The event took place in the area under full control of the military forces. The applicants have had no news of their missing relative thereafter. The proceedings, after having been suspended and resumed on several occasions, have been pending for several years without attaining any tangible results. Referring to Article 2 of the Convention, the applicants complain of the violation of the right to life of their relative and submit that the circumstances of his abduction and ensuing disappearance indicate that he had been abducted by State agents. The applicants further complain that no effective investigation was carried out into the incident.

 

Tsakayeva and others v. Russia, (54733/10)

Judgement date: 22/01/2019
Communicated: 07/09/2011
Lodged: 08/09/2010
Date of violations: 02/11/2001
Location: Chechnya, Alkhan-Yurt
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

Mr Timur Tsakayev was a relative of Mr Ramzan Tsakayev, an infamous Chechen fighter against the Russian federal forces in Alkhan-Yurt during the second counter-terrorism campaign in Chechnya in 1999. Fearing persecution on that account, Timur and his family moved to Ingushetia in 1999. For the same reason, to visit his relatives in Chechnya, Timur had to use a forged passport on the name of Islam Idrisovich Khalidov. In October 2001 Mr Timur Tsakayev went to Alkhan-Yurt to visit his grandmother. On 2 November 2001 at around 3 a.m. the family members were woken up by the noise of two APCs and a URAL vehicle, which arrived at their gate. A group of 40-50 armed masked servicemen in camouflage uniforms cordoned off the house and searched it. Timur showed them his forged passport. The servicemen took him and his uncle Musa to the backyard and questioned them in unaccented Russian. Meanwhile the other servicemen locked Timur’s relatives in the house. An hour later they let Musa go and put Timur in the URAL lorry. Local residents saw the servicemen and some other men with sacks over their heads in the lorry. The URAL and one of the APCs drove away shortly. The other APC left later in the morning.
For several months after Timur Tsakayev’s abduction his relatives complained to various authorities referring to him under the name of Islam Khalidov. In February 2002 the 1st applicant disclosed her son’s identity to the authorities. The applicants have not seen Mr Timur Tsakayev since his abduction on 2 November 2001.

 

Shavkhayeva and Bekayeva v. Russia, (51029/08)

Judgement date: 22/01/2019
Communicated: 22/04/2015
Lodged: 30/09/2008
Date of violations: 09/06/2001
Location: Chechnya, Argun
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 14000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 180000 €

On 9 June 2001 a group of fifteen to twenty armed camouflaged and masked servicemen arrived at the applicants’ houses and took their relatives away On 12 August 2001 the Shali district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 23170. The investigation is still pending.

 

Soltagirayeva and others v. Russia, (43724/09)

Judgement date: 22/01/2019
Communicated: 09/01/2012
Lodged: 16/07/2009
Date of violations: 12/04/2002
Location: Chechnya, Gudermes
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

In 2001 Mr Askhab Soltagirayev was pardoned as a result of an act of the Government aimed at former members of illegal armed groups. In 2000 Askhab’s brother, Mr Alikhan Soltagirayev, was allegedly killed by Russian servicemen. At the material time the applicants, save for the first applicant, resided together in Gudermes. According to the documents submitted, on 12 April 2002 Russian servicemen conducted a special operation in the Gudermes area, as a result of which many men were arrested. At around 3 a.m. on that date a group of ten to fifteen masked servicemen in camouflage uniforms armed with grenades and machineguns broke into the applicants’ house. The unmasked intruders were of Slavic appearance and spoke unaccented Russian, while the masked ones spoke Chechen. Some of them searched the house, while the others grabbed Askhab and his passport, took him outside and put him in a grey UAZ “tabletka” minivan. Then the servicemen departed towards the town centre, accompanied by another grey UAZ car and a URAL lorry. Later in the morning the applicants and their relatives went to the Gudermes ROVD, where many people were waiting for the release of their relatives who had been detained on the same day under similar circumstances. At around 10 a.m. one of the arrested men, Mr Askhab from the village of Belorechye (also referred to as Ilaskhan-Yurt), was released and told the applicants that their relative had been detained at the ROVD along with other men. On the same day two ROVD officers, Mr Dzhanar Yasayev and Mr Ilyas Makayev, confirmed that Askhab Soltagirayev had been detained there until at least 2 p.m. and then taken to the premises of an FSB department. However, some time later the head of the ROVD, Mr Magomed Eldarov, informed Askhab’s uncle, Mr Said-Magomed Soltagirayev, that his nephew had not been detained on their premises. The applicants have not seen Mr Askhab Soltagirayev since his abduction on 12 April 2002.

 

Mestoyevy v. Russia, (66394/10)

Judgement date: 22/01/2019
Communicated: 10/07/2015
Lodged: 20/10/2010
Date of violations: 29/09/2003
Location: Chechnya, Achkhoy-Martan
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 8500 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

The applicants are close relatives of Magomed Mestoyev who was allegedly abducted in 2002 by servicemen from home in Chechnya. The event took place in the area under full control of the military forces. The applicants have had no news of their missing relative thereafter. The proceedings, after having been suspended and resumed on several occasions, have been pending for several years without attaining any tangible results.Referring to Article 2 of the Convention, the applicants complain of the violation of the right to life of their relative and submit that the circumstances of his abduction and ensuing disappearance indicate that he had been abducted by State agents. The applicants further complain that no effective investigation was carried out into the incident.

 

AKHMETKHANOVA and Others v. Russia, (43706/09)

Judgement date: 22/01/2019
Location: Chechnya
Representative: SRJI
Pecuniary damage: 14500 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

Kulishova v. Russia, (37430/09)

Judgement date: 22/01/2019
Communicated: 25/01/2016
Lodged: 25/06/2009
Date of violations: 14/03/2005
Location: Chechnya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 8000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

On 14 March 2005 a group of armed men broke into the flat in Grozny, where Mr Dmitry Kulishov was temporarily residing, and took him away. On 11 April 2005 the Leninskiy district prosecutor’s office in Grozny opened criminal case no. 40071. The investigation is still pending.

 
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