Cases 661 - 680 of 694

Sangarieva and Gaitaev v.Russia, (1839/04)

Judgement date: 29/05/2008
Communicated: 07/06/2006
Date of violations: 24/01/2003
Location: Chechnya, Urus-Martan
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

In the middle of the night on 24 January 2003, Musa and Magamed Gaitayev were both detained at their houses in Urus-Martan by Russian military servicemen. Magamed recognized the Urus-Martan military commander as one of their abductors. Magamed was released the same day after being beaten and drugged but Musa has since disappeared.  Despite Musa's family's efforts to locate him, the investigation into his disappearance has been inconclusive and is currently suspended.

 

Betayev and Betayeva v. Russia, (37315/03)

Judgement date: 29/05/2008
Communicated: 23/05/2006
Date of violations: 26/04/2003
Location: Chechnya, Village of Goyty
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

On the night of 25 to 26 April 2003 Russian military servicemen broke into the Betayevs’ home in the village of Goyty and detained Lecha and Ibragim Betayev. Both men subsequently disappeared. A criminal investigation was opened into their case but it failed to produce any results.

 

Gekhayeva and Others v. Russia, (1755/04)

Judgement date: 29/05/2008
Communicated: 08/06/2006
Date of violations: 16/05/2003
Location: Chechnya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

Gekhayeva and Others v. Russia In the early morning of 16 May 2003 about 20 Russian military servicemen forcibly entered the home of Gekhayeva, binding her eyes, nose and mouth such that she could barely breathe. After she was freed by her neighbors later that night, her house was in disarray and her daughter, Kurbika Zinabdiyeva, and another female visitor, Aminat Dugayeva, were missing. Aminat was 15 years old at the time and since birth had suffered from various medical problems. The Russian media reported on the kidnapping and, citing official sources, stated that the women had been arrested on suspicion of involvement with the 2002 siege of the Dubrovka theater in Moscow. In the course of the investigation into the women's disappearance, various law-enforcement bodies denied the involvement of federal forces in the kidnapping. Despite the applicants' active search for their relatives, and the examination of their case by the Russian Human Rights Commission, the investigation into the kidnappings was suspended without having established any concrete information as to the perpetrators of the crime.

 

Ibragimov and Others v. Russia, (34561/03)

Judgement date: 29/05/2008
Communicated: 23/05/2006
Date of violations: 09/12/2002
Location: Chechnya, Village of Urus-Martan
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

In the early morning of 29 December 2002 a group of Russian military servicemen entered the home of Rizvan Ibragimov, searched the house and led Rizvan away, threatening his relatives with death if they tried to follow them. Several neighbors witnessed Rizvan being put into a military vehicle which drove off in the direction of Urus-Martan. Rizvan subsequently disappeared.

 

Utsayeva and Others v. Russia, (29133/03)

Judgement date: 29/05/2008
Date of violations: 02/06/2002
Admissible: 15/02/2007
Location: Chechnya, Shali district, Novye Atagi
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

Early in the morning of 2 June 2002, Russian troops on armored personnel carriers and other military vehicles drove to the village Novye Atagi for a targeted military operation. The soldiers burst into the Utsayev home, detained Islam Utsayev, and drove him away in an APC. The troops then proceeded to detain Movsar Taisumov, Idris Abdulazimov and Masud Tovmerzaev in their respective homes. On this same day, troops also detained Said-Magomed Imakaev (see Imakayeva v. Russia). None of the men have been seen or heard from since. Authorities within the procuracy have provided only perfunctory responses in reply to the families' exhaustive inquiries as to the whereabouts of their relatives and the investigations into their disappearances. Beginning in July 2004, one of the families in the case suffered repeated raids on their home, during which federal forces brutally beat one elderly applicant and threatened other family members with violence and death. The family was forced to leave their home and relocate to another village, but continue to fear for the safety of their relatives.

 

Kaplanova v. Russia, (7653/02)

Judgement date: 29/04/2008
Date of violations: 12/05/2001
Admissible: 24/10/2006
Location: Chechnya, City of Grozny
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

On 12 May 2001, 20 federal servicemen arrived in armoured personnel carriers at Khadizhat Kaplanova's household in Grozny. The armed servicemen searched the house and left with Kaplanova's son, Isa Kaplanov, her son-in-law, Ruslan Sadulayev, and her neighbour. The three men were detained and interrogated at the Staropromyslovskiy military check-point. The neighbour was released after one night in custody. Kaplanov and Sadulayev were instead taken away in an all-terrain vehicle. They have not been seen since. The official investigation into their case has not produced any results.

 

BUDAYEVA AND OTHERS v. RUSSIA, (15339/02, 21166/02, 20058/02, 11673/02 and 15343/02)

Judgement date: 20/03/2008
Lodged: 09/03/2002
Date of violations: 18/07/2000
Admissible: 05/04/2007
Location: Kabardino-Balkaria
Representative: No representative
Violation: Right to life

Relying on Articles 2, 8 and 13 of the Convention and on Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the Convention, the applicants alleged that the national authorities were responsible for the death of Mr Budayev, for putting their lives at risk and for the destruction of their property, as a result of the authorities' failure to mitigate the consequences of a mudslide which occurred in Tyrnauz on 18-25 July 2000, and that no effective domestic remedy was provided to them in this respect.

 

Aziyevy v. Russia, (77626/01)

Judgement date: 20/03/2008
Date of violations: 24/09/2000
Admissible: 21/09/2006
Location: Chechnya, City of Grozny
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

Aziyevy v. Russia In the early morning of 24 September 2000, a group of eight military servicemen broke into the house of the Aziyev family in Grozny, Chechnya. The servicemen kicked and beat the owner of the house, Lech Aziyev, who suffered several injuries, including a concussion and fractured ribs. The servicemen, who did not identify themselves, then proceeded to detain Lech's two sons, Lom-Ali and Umar-Ali Aziyev. They assured the family that the two sons would be released as soon as they had checked their identities. The Aziyev family has had no news of their two sons since.

 

Khatsiyeva and Others v. Russia, (5108/02)

Judgement date: 17/01/2008
Date of violations: 06/08/2000
Admissible: 23/10/2006
Location: Ingushetia, Arshty
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Extra-judicial execution

Around noon on 6 August 2000 a Russian military helicopter opened fire at a group of men who were mowing grass in the hills near the Ingush village of Arshty (just across the border with Chechnya) without apparent reason. Khalid Khatsiyev and Kazbek Akiyev were both killed in the attack. An investigation into the killings was closed on the ground that the order to use lethal force had been justified in the circumstances of the case.  

 

Zubayrayev v. Russia, (67797/01)

Judgement date: 10/01/2008
Lodged: 09/03/2001
Date of violations: 17/09/2000
Location: Chechnya, Starye Atagi
Representative: No representative
Violation: Extra-judicial execution

In the early hours of the night on 17 September 2000 the Zubayrayev family was woken up by loud screams. A large group of men dressed in camouflage, some of them masked, entered the house and forced all the inhabitants outside. They were not allowed to dress and no reasons were given for the intervention. The inhabitants of the house were lined up in the courtyard facing the wall and their passports were collected. When the men left, they locked the women in the house and took Salaudi Zubayrayev with them. When the family managed to break out of the house, they found Salaudi about 100- 200 metres away from the house. He was shot in the back of his head from an automatic rifle. Four other persons were killed in similar circumstances in Starye Atagi that night.

 

Tangiyeva v. Russia, (57935/00)

Judgement date: 29/11/2007
Date of violations: 11/01/2000
Admissible: 18/05/2006
Location: Chechnya, City of Grozny, Staropromyslovsky district
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Extra-judicial execution

In October 1999, hostilities resumed in Chechnya and Grozny came under heavy bombardment. Zaynap Tangiyeva and her family remained in their house in Grozny where they hid in the cellar. In December, the shelling intensified and several persons, including Tangiyeva, moved to a safer cellar. Her father, Abdul-Vagap Tangiyev, her mother, Khirzan Gadaborsheva, her uncle, Ismail Gadaborshev, and a neighbour stayed in the house to look after the property. Tangiyeva checked on them every day. On 10 January 2000 she asked the OMON officers stationed at the street to not shoot at the old persons staying in the house. On 11 January 2000 Tangiyeva found the house on fire. As she forced herself inside she discovered the body of her father and that of their neighbour. They had both been shot. Her mother and uncle were also found dead inside the house. The criminal investigation into the killings has not been meaningful.

 

Pukhigova v. Russia, (15440/05)

Communicated: 21/11/2007
Lodged: 10/02/2005
Date of violations: 12/02/2001
Location: Chechnya, Village of Goyty
Representative: No representative
Violation: Disappearance

At about 2.00 a.m. on 12 February 2001 an armoured personnel carrier (“APC”) and several UAZ vehicles arrived at the house of the Abdulazizov family in the village of Goyty. Around twenty armed men got off the vehicles and burst inside. They apprehended Salman Abdulazizov and took him away. He has been missing since. The investigation into his disappearance has not been meaningful.

 

Khamidov v. Russia, (72118/01)

Judgement date: 15/11/2007
Lodged: 28/06/2001
Date of violations: 13/10/1999
Admissible: 23/10/2006
Location: Chechnya
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Property

In Khamidov v. Russia the Court held that the Russian authorities had violated Khanbatay Khamidov's right to private life (Article 8) and right to property (Article 1, Protocol 1) when a police unit occupied and damaged his property in Chechnya between 1999 and 2002. In addition, the Court held that Khamidov's right to a fair trial was violated when he attempted to seek redress for the illegal occupation and damage of his property (Article 6).

 

Khamila Isayeva v. Russia, (6846/02)

Judgement date: 15/11/2007
Date of violations: 29/04/2001
Admissible: 24/10/2006
Location: Chechnya, Alkhan-Kala
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 29 April 2001  Russian troops conducted a sweep operation in Alkhan-Kala. In the course of the operation they detained eleven men including Sultan Isayev who subsequently disappeared. Isayev's wife, Khamila Isaeva, has since sought to establish the whereabouts of her husband but to no avail.

 

Kukayev v. Russia, (29361/02)

Judgement date: 15/11/2007
Date of violations: 26/11/2000
Admissible: 23/10/2006
Location: Chechnya, City of Grozny
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance
Extra-judicial execution

On 26 November 2000, Aslanbek Kukayev, a Chechen OMON officer, was detained along with other policemen of Chechen origin during a "sweeping-up" operation conducted by Russian military forces at Grozny central market. Some of the policemen were released later that day, whereas Kukayev disappeared after being apprehended. On 22 April 2001, two corpses bearing signs of a violent death were found in a basement located close to the spot where Kukayev was last seen alive. One of the bodies was identified as Aslanbek Kukayev. The criminal investigation into his death has not produced any results.

 

Medov v. Russia, (1573/02)

Judgement date: 08/11/2007
Date of violations: 23/01/2000
Admissible: 07/09/2006
Location: Chechnya, Chernokozovo
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Torture

Medov v. Russia On 23 January 2000, servicemen from the Russian Ministry of the Interior detained Suleyman Medov and seven other men in the Staropromyslovsky district in the city of Grozny, Chechnya. Medov was initally brought to a nearby military encampment and later transferred to Chernokozovo detention centre and detention centres in Mozdok, Pyatigorsk and Stavropol. Medov was finally released on 3 May 2000 and criminal proceedings against him were dropped, officially under a 1999 amnesty. In his application to the ECHR, Medov complained about the conditions of detention, that he had been tortured during his detention, and that the Russian authorities had failed to properly investigation his allegations of torture.

 

Makhauri v. Russia, (58701/00)

Judgement date: 04/10/2007
Date of violations: 22/01/2000
Admissible: 18/05/2006
Location: Chechnya, City of Grozny, Staropromyslovsky district
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Extra-judicial execution

On 22 January 2000, Kheyedi Makhauri returned to the Staropromyslovskiy district in Grozny with two other women, Larisa and Nura. They had decided to return after having watched a Russian TV channel broadcast the news that the federal forces had full control of their settlement, and that it was hence safe to return. The women wanted to check on the houses that they had left behind. Turning a street corner, they came across a large group of soldiers who were taking valuables out of the houses and stacking them into armoured personnel carriers. The soldiers stopped the women, covered their eyes and escorted them into a courtyard. Two soldiers suddenly started to shoot at them with machine guns. Makhauri lost consciousness. When she woke up, she had lost a lot of blood. A bullet had entered her arm and exited her neck. Larisa and Nura were both dead, killed by several gunshots. The official investigation has not produced any conclusive results.

 

Goncharuk v. Russia, (58643/00)

Judgement date: 04/10/2007
Date of violations: 19/01/2000
Admissible: 18/05/2006
Location: Chechnya, City of Grozny, Staropromyslovsky district
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Extra-judicial execution

On 19 January 2000, the federal forces carried out a massive attack on the Staropromyslovskiy district in Grozny. Yelena Goncharuk and five other persons hid in a cellar to avoid the shelling. When the shelling subsided, several military servicemen ordered them out of the cellar. The soldiers told them that they should be killed and subsequently commanded them back into their hiding place. Shortly thereafter, tear-gas grenades were thrown into the cellar. The six persons were then asked to come out again one by one. As they did, the soldiers shot at them with machine guns. Goncharuk lost consciousness. When she awoke, she discovered that the others were dead. She had gunshot wounds in her legs and chest, and later had to undergo surgery. An official investigation into the summary executions was opened but it has not been meaningful.

 

Goygova v. Russia, (74240/01)

Judgement date: 04/10/2007
Date of violations: 19/01/2000
Admissible: 18/05/2006
Location: Chechnya, City of Grozny, Staropromyslovsky district
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Extra-judicial execution

Goygova v. Russia When the applicant's mother was wounded by shrapnel in the Staropromyslovsky district in the city of Grozny on 19 January 2000, three men including the applicant's brother tried to take her out of Grozny in a wheel barrow. A witness saw the three men with the wheel barrow being stopped by Russian military servicemen. Without warning a serviceman shot the applicant's mother in the head and the three men were taken away. Their bodies were discovered in garage nearby on 10 February. The bodies had numerous gunshot wounds. Russian prosecutors opened a criminal investigation into the summary executions, but the investigation has not been meaningful. <br><br>The two men detained together with the applicant's brother were Khamid Khashiyev and Rizvan Taymeskhanov. The European Court of Human Rights held Russia responsible for their deaths in the case Khashiyev and Akayeva v. Russia, (57942/00 and 57945/00). <br><br>Dozens of people were killed in the Staropromyslovsky district in the relevant period. The following cases are also related: Goncharuk v. Russia (58643/00), Makhauri v. Russia, (58701/00), Tangiyeva v. Russia, (57941/00, 58699/00, and 60403/00).

 

Musayev and Others v. Russia, (57941/00, 58699/00, 60403/00)

Judgement date: 26/07/2007
Date of violations: 05/02/2000
Admissible: 13/12/2005
Location: Chechnya, Novye Aldy
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Extra-judicial execution

On 5 February 2000 Russian forces began a "mopping-up" operation in the district of Novye Aldy in Grozny. In the course of the operation dozens of civilians were killed and numerous houses were burnt down. The three applications, which the Court joined into one case, concern the killing of 11 people that day: Yusup Musayev witnessed seven of his relatives being killed in Novye Aldy. Suleyman Magomadov and Tamara Magomodova who had fled the hostilities later found out that Magodev's two brothers, one of them married to Magomodova, had both been shot to death. Khasan Abdulmazhidov and Malika Labazanova, husband and wife, witnessed the execution of Abdulmazhidov's sister and brother. The servicemen set their house and barn on fire before they left. The criminal investigation into the extra-judicial excecutions has not produced any tangible results.<p> On 12 October 2006, the European Court of Human Rights delivered its judgment in the case <a href=http://www.srji.org/cases.html#Estamirov%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia target=_blank>Estamirov and Others v. Russia</a>, holding the Russian government reponsible for the extra-judicial execution of five family members of the Estamirov family in Novy Aldy on the same day.

 
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