Cases 321 - 340 of 707

Amirov v. Russia, (51857/13)

Judgement date: 27/11/2014
Communicated: 21/10/2013
Lodged: 12/08/2013
Date of violations: 07/08/2013
Location: Dagestan
Representative: No representative
Violation: Proper medical assistance

The applicant was arrested on 1 June 2013 on suspicion of organised aggravated murder and attempted murder of State officials. On the following day the Basmanniy District Court of Moscow ordered the applicant’s detention pending trial, citing the gravity of the charges against him and the risk that he might abscond, interfere with the investigation, in particular influence witnesses, and reoffend. The District Court dismissed the applicant’s arguments pertaining to his poor state of health. The applicant complained that he was unable to obtain effective medical care while in detention, which had led to a serious deterioration in his condition, put him in a life-threatening situation and subjected him to severe physical and mental suffering, in violation of the guarantees of Article 3 of the Convention.

 

Dubas v. Russia, (35569/08)

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Lodged: 15/07/2008
Location: Chechnya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 14000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

Ms Milana Ozdoyeva (1982) was abducted on 19 January 2004 in Katyr-Yurt, Chechnya. On 29 January 2004 the Achkhoy-Martan district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 38004. The investigation is still pending.

 

Bekova v. Russia, (53679/07)

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Lodged: 22/11/2007
Location: Ingushetia, Nazran
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 10000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

Mr Ruslan Yandiyev (1982) was abducted on 29 September 2005 in Nazran, Ingushetia. On 9 October 2005 the Nazran town prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 05560115. The investigation is still pending.

 

Cholayevy v. Russia, (24744/11)

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Communicated: 21/11/2011
Lodged: 17/03/2011
Date of violations: 12/10/2001
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.

 

Idigov v. Russia, (424/08)

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Communicated: 07/01/2010
Lodged: 26/10/2007
Date of violations: 04/05/2003
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.

 

Dzayanu Amerkhanova v. Russia, (4560/08)

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Communicated: 01/02/2010
Lodged: 24/12/2007
Date of violations: 03/11/2002
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.

 

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

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Communicated: 02/09/2009
Lodged: 17/09/2007
Date of violations: 08/04/2000
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.

 

Dubayevy v. Rusia, (3222/11)

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Communicated: 16/06/2011
Lodged: 20/12/2010
Date of violations: 20/11/2002
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.

 

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

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Communicated: 14/01/2010
Lodged: 06/12/2007
Date of violations: 03/02/2000
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.

 

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

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Communicated: 21/11/2011
Lodged: 11/10/2009
Date of violations: 04/09/2000
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.

 

Tekhiyeva v. Russia, (22257/11)

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Communicated: 21/11/2011
Lodged: 01/04/2011
Date of violations: 04/05/2004
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.

 

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

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Communicated: 21/11/2011
Lodged: 10/06/2011
Date of violations: 16/07/2000
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.

 

Kerefov v. Russia, (28480/13)

Communicated: 01/10/2014
Location: Kabardino-Balkaria, Nalchik
Representative: M. Abubakarov
Violation: Fair trial

The applicant live in the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria.He was a clean-up worker at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident. As a result he suffered from extensive exposure to radioactive emissions which later led to his disability. In late 2010 the Nalchik Town Court awarded the applicant compensation of non pecuniary damage in the above connection. The judgment have not been appealed against and became final and enforceable. However, Federal Treasury Fund on behalf of the Russian Ministry of Finance lodged an appeal against the final judgments requesting that the statutory ten-day time limit for lodging such an appeal against the judgments be restored. Finally, the ten-day time limit was restored and the decision regarding the compensation was quashed. The applicant complains under Article 6 § 1 of the Convention that restoration of the time-limit for an appeal resulting in quashing of the final judgment in his favour violated the principle of legal certainty.

 

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

Judgement date: 18/09/2014
Communicated: 06/02/2012
Lodged: 15/09/2011
Date of violations: 12/11/2002
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.

 

Makayeva v. Russia, (37287/09)

Judgement date: 18/09/2014
Communicated: 17/06/2010
Lodged: 15/07/2009
Date of violations: 26/06/2009
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

In October 2005 Mr Apti Zaynalov was convicted of belonging to an illegal armed group. In July 2006 he was released from detention and after that date lived in Saratov, working in the construction industry. The applicant, his mother, often stayed with him in Saratov. On 26 June 2009 the applicant received a message from Apti Zaynalov on her mobile phone saying that he would be flying to Egypt the next day. She did not hear from him again and had assumed that he was in Egypt. The applicant complained that the right to life of her son had been violated, and that the authorities had failed to investigate this complaint.

 

Nuraliyevy v. Russia, (48134/11)

Judgement date: 18/09/2014
Communicated: 06/02/2012
Lodged: 13/07/2011
Date of violations: 16/06/2002
23/06/2002
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.

 

Saltuyevy v. Russia, (56574/11)

Judgement date: 18/09/2014
Communicated: 06/02/2012
Lodged: 18/08/2011
Date of violations: 14/10/2002
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.

 

Khamstkhanova v. Russia, (49486/11)

Judgement date: 18/09/2014
Communicated: 06/02/2012
Lodged: 18/07/2011
Date of violations: 12/01/2006
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Disappearance

At about 11 p.m. on 12 January 2006 a group of ten armed servicemen in bulletproof vests and special helmets (the uniform usually worn by special forces) arrived at the applicant’s house in three UAZ vehicles. One of the vehicles was armoured, the others were equipped with radio stations. The servicemen smashed windows and broke into the house. They grabbed Iles and dragged him outside; two of the intruders held the applicant’s son Khussein at gun point and ordered him not to move. The servicemen put Iles in one of the vehicles and drove away in the direction of the Oktyabrskiy district department of the interior in Grozny (the ROVD). The applicant’s son Khussein immediately went to the ROVD with his relatives; there they were told that Iles had been arrested by mistake and that he would be released soon. The applicant has not seen her husband Iles Khamstkhanov since his abduction on 12 January 2006.

 

Idigova and others v. Russia, (44277/11)

Judgement date: 18/09/2014
Communicated: 06/02/2012
Lodged: 14/07/2011
Date of violations: 05/12/2004
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

At the material time the applicants and Mr Magomed Khamzatov lived in the Staropromyslovskiy district of Grozny. At about 5 a.m. on 5 December 2004 the first applicant saw from the window a group of about ten to twelve armed servicemen in military uniforms, masks, bulletproof vest and helmets running down the street and breaking into the neighbouring house, which belonged to the applicants’ relatives. Shortly after that the armed men went to the applicants’ house demanded that the first applicant opened the door. They said that they were the police conducting identity checks. The intruders, who spoke unaccented Russian, took Magomed outside along with his passport and some clothing. The first applicant followed the abductors and saw that they had arrived in the neighbourhood in a UAZ minivan parked on a neighbouring street. A number of the applicants’ neighbours saw the servicemen forcing Magomed Khamzatov in the vehicle and driving away. On the same night the same group of servicemen broke into the house of the applicants’ neighbours, the family of Ms A.T., quickly checked identity documents and searched the house. The applicants have not seen Magomed Khamzatov since his abduction on 5 December 2004.

 

Vezirov and others v. Russia, (44284/11)

Judgement date: 18/09/2014
Communicated: 06/02/2012
Lodged: 14/07/2011
Date of violations: 07/07/2003
Location: Chechnya, Ilyinovskoe
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

At about 4 a.m. on 7 July 2003 a group of about ten servicemen arrived at the applicants’ house in several UAZ vehicles and a GAZEL minivan. The servicemen, who were armed and in camouflage uniforms and masks, checked identity documents of the family members and then dragged Kharun Vezirov to the backyard, where they subjected him to beatings demanding in unaccented Russian that he showed them firearms allegedly hidden in the house. Having searched the house, the servicemen forced Kharun and Askhab Vezirov in the GAZEL minivan and drove away in the direction of the town of Argun, Chechnya. The applicants have not seen Kharun and Askhab Vezirov since their abduction on 7 July 2003.

 
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