Velkhiyev and Others v. Russia , (34085/06)
|Date of violations:||20/07/2004|
|Location:||Ingushetia, Village of Barsuki|
At approximately 8.30 a.m. on 20 July 2004 a group of about thirty armed servicemen arrived at a house in the village of Barsuki, Ingushetia. They searched the house and detained the two brothers Bekhan and Bashir Velkhiyev. Bekhan and Bashir were taken to the the Organised Crime Unit at the Ministry of the Interior of Ingushetia in Nazran. They were brought to an interrogation room where several officers started beating them. Eventually, they were separated and taken to different rooms. The officers continued beating Bekhan and subjected him to electric shocks. On the following day, Bekhan was released and told that his brother Bashir had died. A forensic report stated that Bashir had multiple injuries caused by hard blunt objects. The injuries had eventually caused a cardiovascular collapse. On 28 March 2007 the Nazran District Court acquitted an officer of the Organised Crime Unit at the Ministry of the Interior of Ingushetia who had served on 20 July 2004 from all charges relating to the ill-treatment of the brothers.
Koshkarov v. Russia, (10603/08)
|Date of violations:||16/07/2003|
|Violation:||Death due to negligence|
On 13 July 2003 the son of applicant Vasiliy Koshkarov and other officers from the military unit of federal forces in Chechnya had been sent to mow grass in a field. Maps dating back to 1999 indicated that it was a minefield and there were warning boards which said that the field was mined. No mines had been however detected by a mine detector. In the evening a mine had exploded killing the applicant’s son and wounding two officers. On 11 September 2003 the applicant’s son’s body was released to his family. On 12 September 2003 he was buried. In November 2003 Vasiliy Koshkarov complained to the military prosecutor’s office about the belated notification of his son’s death and belated release of the body. He further asked the prosecutor to clarify the circumstances around his son’s death. By letters of 15 June 2005 and 9 August 2007 the prosecutor’s office informed the applicant that the investigation was pending without attaining any tangible results.
Isayev and Others v. Russia, (43368/04)
|Date of violations:||09/05/2004|
|Location:||Chechnya, Village of Goy-Chu, Urus-Martan District|
In the evening of 9 May 2004 a group of armed men in two UAZ vehicles arrived at the Isayevs' home in the village of Goy-Chu. The servicemen searched the house, handcuffed Zelimkhan Isayev and took him with them. Zelimkhan was placed in the detention facility of the ROVD. A day later his relatives were told that he was in poor health. On 13 May Zelimkhan told his brothers that the servicemen had beaten him and used electrical current and cigarrettes to obtain a confession. On 16 May he was taken to a hospital in Nazran where he died shortly after his arrival. His death was caused by acute renal insufficiency, pulmonary oedema as well as by blunt injuries of the abdomen and chest. A criminal investigation was opened but concluded that there were no grounds for prosecution of the FSB servicemen.
Nakayev v. Russia, (29846/05)
|Date of violations:||04/12/1999|
|Location:||Chechnya, Village of Martan-Chu|
Between 11 a.m. And 12 p.m. on 4 December 1999 Russian federal forces subjected the area around the village of Martan-Chu, Chechnya to shelling launched by rocket systems stationed 10 km away from the village. Ibragim Nakayev was standing in a friend's yard when a projectile landed on a car parked next to him. Ibragim recieved numerous splinter wounds and had to undergo several rounds of medical treatment. Despite his request to open a criminal investigation, it is unclear whether an investigation was ever instituted.
Giriyeva and Others v. Russia, (17879/08)
|Date of violations:||09/01/2002|
|Location:||Chechnya, Village of Avtury|
In the afternoon of 9 January 2002 Isa Aygumov and several neighbors were sawing firewood in the Aygumov family's yard in the village of Avtury. The village was at this time under full control of the Russian federal forces. At about 4 pm. two UAZ vehicles arrived at the Aygumov’s gate. A large number of servicemen got out and ran into the yard where they separated into smaller groups. Some searched the house while others detained Isa. They then put Isa in one of the vehicles before driving off towards Shali. Isa has not been seen since.
Makharbiyeva and Others v. Russia, (26595/08)
|Date of violations:||24/03/2001|
In the afternoon of 24 March 2001 Adam Makharbiyev and his two cousins I.M. and L.M. drove from the village of Chernorechye to Gekhi. They were stopped at a checkpoint manned by OMON officers from Yaroslavl. The servicemen detained all three men. The cousins were subsequently taken to the district military commander’s office in Urus-Martan where they were separated. L.M. was released on the following day and I.M. was released a day later. The district military commander later confirmed that Adam had been detained but Adam was never released and is still missing.
Koboladze and Others v. Russia, (50135/09)
|Date of violations:||08/11/2008|
|Location:||South Ossetia, Thskhinvali|
The applicants complain under Articles 3, 5, 8 and 13 of the Convention.
Movsayeva and Movsayev v. Russia, (20303/07)
|Date of violations:||23/02/2006|
On 23 February 2006 Salambek Movsayev went to Chechen-Aul with his wife and son to visit a relative. Chechen-Aul at this time remained under full control of the Russian federal forces. At about 2 p.m. the family left for Grozny when their car was stopped by two servicemen on Ordzhonikidze Street. The men dragged Salambek out of his car while another seven or eight servicemen emerged from two cars parked nearby. Salambek was forced into one of the cars. Both cars subsequently drove off in the direction of Grozny. Salambek has been missing since.
Gerasiyev and Others v. Russia, (28566/07)
|Date of violations:||05/04/2000|
|Location:||Chechnya, Village of Shaami-Yurt|
In the beginning of April 2000, the village of Shaami-Yurt came under bombardment and several villagers, including Valid Gerasiyev, took shelter in a basement. On 5 April 2000 federal forces started a special “sweeping” operation in the village. The servicemen ordered all persons from the basement to come outside to conduct an identity check. General Shamanov, who was in command of the operation, was present during the identity checks. The servicemen subsequently put Valid in a minibus and drove away. There has been no news of Valid since. Three other residents of Shaami-Yurt were also apprehended that day. One of them were later found killed, the other two are still missing.
Vitayeva and Others v. Russia, (27459/07)
|Date of violations:||27/03/2004|
At about 11.45 p.m. on 27 March 2004 a group of Russian servicemen arrived at the house of the Kudayev family in Grozny. The servicemen seized Magomed-Emi Kudayev and placed him in one of their cars before driving away towards Khankala. Magomed-Emi has not been seen since. His family later heard from different sources that he had been detained by servicemen from the battalion Vostok under the command of Mr. S. Ya. The official investigation however never produced any tangible results.
Kosumova and Others v. Russia, (27441/07)
|Date of violations:||21/11/2002|
At about 4 a.m. on 22 November 2002 a group of Russian military servicemen burst into the Kasumov family's home in Mesker-Yurt. They violently searched the houses and threatened several family members at gunpoint before leaving with Abdul Kasumov. Abdul has not been seen or heard from since.
Maayevy v. Russia, (7964/07)
|Date of violations:||10/03/2003|
On 10 March 2003 at 2 a.m. a group of Russian servicemen burst into the Maayev family's home in Urus-Martan. They threatened Isa Maayev's parents, then apprehended Isa and left taking him with them. Isa is missing since.
Malika Alikhadzhiyeva v. Russia, (37193/08)
|Date of violations:||20/04/2005|
|Location:||Chechnya, village of Mesker-Yurt|
At about noon on 20 April 2005 Ruslanbek Alikhadzhiyev’s car was stopped at the checkpoint of the Russian federal forces in the vicinity of the village of Mesker-Yurt. Eyewitnesses saw how he was subsequently detained by three servicemen and taken inside the checkpoint which was surrounded by blocks. Ruslanbek is missing since.
Khamzayev and Others v. Russia, (1503/02)
|Date of violations:||19/10/1999|
The facts of the case are connected to Kerimova and Others v. Russia, no. 17170/04; 20792/04; 22448/04; 23360/04; 5681/05; 5684/05, decided on 3 May 2011.
Shokkarov and Others v. Russia, (41009/04)
|Date of violations:||06/01/2003|
|Location:||Ingushetia, Sunzhenskiy District|
|Representative:||International Protection Centre|
Early in the morning on 6 January 2003 a group of policemen arrested Visadi Shokkarov in the Satsita camp located in the Sunzhenskiy District, Ingushetia. Later the same day his family went to the department of the interior (the ROVD) to ask for him. There two men in civilian clothes approached Visadi's brother Visita Shokkarov and led him through the gates of the ROVD. Visita has been missing since. Visadi was charged with murder and his arrest prolonged. According to the authorities, Visadi died in a car crash on 2 February 2003. His body had been burned and carbonised after his death. His family was informed about his death nine days later. They visited the morgue where they examined the corpse and concluded that it was not Visadi. The investigations into the faiths of Visadi and Visita Shokkarov has not produced any results.
Matayeva and Dadayeva v. Russia, (49076/06)
|Date of violations:||08/06/2006|
On 7 June 2006, Khamzat Tushayev was ordered to report to the prosecutor's office of the Leninskiy District in Grozny on the following day. On 8 June 2006 Khamzat and his wife went to the complex of government buildings in Grozny, the prosecutor's office being situated within its guarded grounds. At the check point an on-duty officer gave Khamzat a pass and let him in. His wife stayed outside to wait for him. Two hours later, she asked the on-duty officer to call the prosecutor's office. After a telephone conversation the officer told her that Khamzat had not entered the premises of the prosecutor's office. Khamzat has not been seen since. The investigation into his disappearance has not been meaningful.
Esmukhambetov and Others v. Russia, (23445/03)
|Date of violations:||12/09/1999|
|Location:||Chechnya, Shellkovskiy District, the village of Kogi|
The applicants are 27 former residents of Kogi, Chechnya, including the relatives of three women and two children who were killed during an air strike conducted in by Russian military forces in the town on 12 September 1999. Two military planes indiscriminately dropped over seventy bombs on the village, which also destroyed many houses. The Court found that the government failed in its duty to safeguard the lives of the civilians in Kogi and that the force employed was grossly disproportionate to the perceived threat from rebel fighters.
Murtazov and Others v. Russia, (11564/07)
|Date of violations:||19/11/2002|
|Location:||Chechnya, Village of Naurskaya|
At about 3.30 a.m. on 19 November 2002 a large group of federal servicemen burst
into Ayub Murtazov's house in the village of Naurskaya. They put his wife and two young sons in one of the rooms and tied them up with adhesive tape. They then left the house taking Ayub with them. Ayub has been missing since. The family's neighbours saw several armoured personnel carriers in the village that night. However, the investigation into his disappearance has not produced any results.
Ruslan Tsechoyev v. Russia, (39358/05)
|Date of violations:||23/10/1998|
|Location:||Ingushetia, Malgobek district, settlement of Sagopshi|
On the night of 23 October 1998, a group of armed men apprehended Suleyman Tsechoyev in the settlement of Sagopshi, Ingushetia. The deputy prosecutor of Malgobek later confirmed that he was detained by state authorities and demanded 6,000 USD for his release. The family did not pay. When relatives visited him in pre-trial detention in Nalchik in March and July 1999, Suleyman stated that he had been subjected to ill-treatment. On 23 August 1999, four police officers from Malgobek produced documents requesting his transfer from Nalchik to Malgobek. Suleyman was handed over to them. On 24 August 1999, Suleyman's body was found with firearm wounds to the head. The investigation into his murder has not produced any results.
Kerimova and Others v. Russia, (17170/04, 20792/04, 22448/04, 23360/04, 5681/05, 5684/05)
|Date of violations:||
On 2 October 1999, Russian military planes attacked Urus-Martan, where the Russian
authorities had previously launched a counter-terrorism operation. One of the bombs hit
the block of flats in which Roza Kerimova lived with her family, killing her brother and
husband and wounding her and her three minor children. On 19 October 1999, the town
again came under aerial attack by Russian federal forces. The bombing resulted in the
deaths of six people and injuries to 16 people, including three of the applicants, and in
the destruction or damage of 40 houses, including those inhabited by 18 of the applicants in the case. In April 2000, the military prosecutor refused to open criminal proceedings in connection with the attacks of 2 and 19 October 1999, but in July 2000 the prosecutor’s office of the Chechen Republic instituted criminal proceedings. According to the Russian Government’s submissions, the bombing had been conducted by an “unidentified plane” and those responsible had not been established. The criminal case was suspended and reopened on a number of occasions, and the proceedings appear to be pending.