Cases 421 - 440 of 707

Elikhanova v. Russia, (47393/10)

Judgement date: 10/10/2013
Communicated: 15/09/2011
Lodged: 13/08/2010
Date of violations: 01/11/2001
Location: Chechnya, Urus-Martan
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

At about 3 p.m. on 4 November 2001 Khavazhi Elikhanov with two friends, Mr Sh.S. and Mr A.A., was walking down the street situated next to the crossroads of Soldatskya and 2-ya Polevaya Streets in Urus-Martan, in about fifty metres from the applicant's house. A group of about fifteen to twenty masked armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms pulled over in a URAL lorry and a VAZ-2121 {'Niva') car. They opened gunfire and ordered the residents in unaccented Russian to stay inside. Then they detained the three men, put them in the lorry and took them to the Ums-Martan district military commander's office. Khavazhi has gone missing since.  It is unclear whether the investigation into the murder and/or the disappearance of the applicant’s son has been completed.

 

Arzhiyeva v. Russia, (33175/10)

Judgement date: 10/10/2013
Communicated: 15/09/2011
Lodged: 21/05/2010
Date of violations: 03/05/2005
Location: Chechnya, Avtury
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Disappearance

In the moming on 3 May 2005 Usman Arzhiyev and his brother Valid Arziyev went to tend sheep in the south-eastern outskirts of Avtury. At about 7 p.m. the flock of sheep retumed home without the shepherds. The applicant and her relatives got worried and went to the pasture to look for the brothers. There they found piece of Usman's clothing and footprints of military boots. Following the prints for about four or five km the applicant's relatives found traces of tracks of an APC and a URAL lorry. Later in the evening the applicant was informed that her sons had been detained by military servicemen stationed on the premises of the state farm 'Avturinksiy". The applicant has not seen her sons since their abduction. The investigation into disappearance has not given any results.

 

Khamizat Magomadova v. Russia, (28779/10)

Judgement date: 10/10/2013
Communicated: 15/09/2011
Lodged: 29/04/2010
Date of violations: 25/12/2000
Location: Chechnya, Urus-Martan
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Disappearance

In the moming of 25 December 2000 the federal forces were conducting a special operation in the vicinity of the market in Urus-Martan to arrest a leader of an illegal armed group Mr M. Tsagarayev. At about 11 a.m. the servicemen who had arrived at the market in an APC, a URAL lorry and a VAZ-2121 CNiva'} car of the head of the local administration Ms Sh.Ya., detained Akhmed Gazuyev who was walking to his aunt's house. The servicemen put him in the Niva car and took him to the centre of Urus-Martan. The applicant has not seen her son since his abduction. The investigation into his disappearance has not yielded any results.

 

Alimkhanova and Others v. Russia, (25518/10)

Judgement date: 10/10/2013
Communicated: 15/09/2011
Lodged: 05/04/2010
Date of violations: 26/01/2001
Location: Chechnya, the village of Komsomolskoye
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Disappearance

On 26 January 2001 the Russian federal forces from 71 regiment of the Ministry of Defence (the MO) and 46^'^ brigade of the Ministry of the Interior (the MVD) had arrived in Komsomolskaya in armoured personnel carriers ("APC"), the battle infantry vehicles (BMP) and URAL lorries to conduct a special 'sweeping-up' operation. Khamzat Alimkhanov and his brother-in-law Sulim Khatulov were walking to the bus station when they were stopped by servicemen for identity check. Sulim and Khamzat were talking to the servicemen when the head of the village administration Mr K.B. approached them and asked what was going on. The servicemen told him that they were taking Kamzat and Sulim to the operation's headquarters in the north-eastern outskirts of the village for the check. The applicants have not seen their two relatives since their abduction.

 

Yesiyeva and Others v. Russia, (4401/10)

Judgement date: 10/10/2013
Communicated: 15/09/2011
Lodged: 30/12/2009
Date of violations: 19/09/2002
Location: Chechnya, Urus-Martan
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

At the material time Aldam Yesiyev worked as a driver of a GAZEL taxi minivan on the route between Grozny and Urus-Martan. At about 3 p.m. on 19 September 2002 Aldam Yesiyev was in his minivan at the taxi stand located next to a café on Sovetskaya Street in the centre of Urus-Martan. A group of armed masked men in military uniforms arrived at the stand in two khaki-coloured UAZ vehicles, one of which was a minivan (Тabletka'). They jumped out of the vehicles, grabbed Aldam Yesiyev and forced him into one of their cars. In unaccented Russian they threatened to shoot the bystanders if anyone tried to approach. After that they drove away in the direction of Grozny. Aldam had never been seen since. The investigation about this case has not given any results.

 

Zara Gakayeva v. Russia, (51534/08)

Judgement date: 10/10/2013
Communicated: 15/09/2011
Lodged: 30/09/2008
Date of violations: 07/06/2003
Location: Chechnya, Shali
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 7 June 2003 Timerlan Soltakhanov went to Shall with his aunt Ms R.G. to visit his sister Ms T. Akh.. Next to the central market Timerlan and his two female relatives met an acquaintance, Mr Dzh. Abdurzakov. The four of them were talking when a grey UAZ minivan {'tabletka ') pulled over and a group of six or seven armed servicemen of Slavic appearance got out of the vehicle. The men, who were in camouflage uniforms and armed with automatic weapons, opened gunfire. Timerlan Soltakhanov was wounded in the leg and fell. The servicemen put him in their vehicle. According to the applicant, it was her son Timerlan Soltakhanov who had been wounded and arrested by mistake by the authorities on 7 June 2003 instead of Mr Dzh. Abdurzakov, who remained at large. Timerlan had never been seen since. It appears that the criminal proceedings are currently pending.

 

Abdulkhanov and Others v. Russia, (22782/06)

Judgement date: 03/10/2013
Communicated: 17/11/2009
Lodged: 15/05/2006
Date of violations: 17/02/2000
Location: Chechnya, village of Aslanbek-Sheripovo
Representative: I. Timishev
Violation: Indiscriminate bombing

The applicants in this case are 13 Russian nationals who are natives or residents of the village of Aslanbek-Sheripovo, Shatoy district, the Chechen Republic. The case concerns an air and artillery strike on the applicants’ village by the Russian military on 17 February 2000, which killed 18 of the applicants’ relatives and wounded three of the applicants and several of their relatives. The applicants complain that their right and the right of their deceased and injured relatives was violated under Article 2 (right to life), both by the lethal attack and by the authorities’ failure to conduct an investigation to establish the circumstances of the use of lethal force. Relying on Article 6 § 1 (right to a fair hearing) and Article 13 (right to an effective remedy), the applicants further complain that the court proceedings in which their civil claims for compensation were rejected – in a decision eventually upheld in December 2005 – were not fair.

 

Arapkhanova and Others v. Russia, (2215/05)

Judgement date: 03/10/2013
Communicated: 04/10/2007
Lodged: 30/12/2004
Date of violations: 20/07/2004
Location: Ingushetia, Village of Galashki
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Extra-judicial execution

Early in the morning on 20 July 2004, a group of armed men burst into Beslan Arapkhanov's house in the village of Galashki, Ingushetia. They searched the house and dragged Beslan to the court-yard. His wife who had been locked into one of their rooms heard machine-gun fire shortly thereafter. Beslan was later found dead in the courtyard. Zelimkan Arapkhanov, Beslan's cousin, who lived close by heard the shots and went outside. The armed men started to interrogate him and beat him before leaving. The investigation into Beslan's murder has not yielded any results.

 

Dalakov v. Russia, (35152/09)

Communicated: 26/09/2013
Lodged: 30/05/2009
Date of violations: 02/09/2007
Location: Ingushetia, Karabulak
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Killing

On 2 September 2007 Apti Dalakov and his friend I.D. left a computer club in Karabulak, Ingushetia. While they were walking, two Gazel minivans with blackened windows and without licence plates stopped by and a group of men armed with assault rifles and pistols emerged from the vehicles. Two armed men wore plainclothes, while the others wore camouflage uniforms and masks. Without introducing themselves or giving any explanations, they pointed their guns at Apti Dalakov and I.D. and opened fire. Apti Balakov was killed. The applicant complains under Article 2 of the Convention about the killing of his nephew and the national authorities’ failure to carry out an effective investigation into the matter.

 

Urusov v. Russia, (47544/10)

Communicated: 04/09/2013
Lodged: 16/08/2008
Date of violations: 26/10/2005
Location: Kabardino-Balkaria, Nalchik
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Torture

On 13 October 2005 a large group of rebel fighters organised a raid in Nalchik, the Republic of Kabardino-Balkariya, targeting a number of buildings associated with the Russian security forces. More than 100 people were reported to have been killed and many others were wounded. On 26 October 2005 Mukhamed Urusov confessed to his involvement in the Nalchik attack. On the same day he was taken to the Organised Crime Department of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkariya (УБОП МВД КБР) and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. beaten up by three officers. He was subsequently handcuffed to another suspect and left until the following morning... Mukhamed alleged that he was threatened and beaten up by police officers throughout the whole period of pre-trial investigation. He supported his submissions by written statements of other suspects in the Nalchik attack.

 

Yelkanov v. Russia, (11745/13)

Communicated: 03/09/2013
Lodged: 15/01/2013
Date of violations: 15/08/2012
Location: Kabardino-Balkaria, Nalchik
Representative: No representative
Violation: Proper medical assistance

As appears from medical documents submitted by the applicant, on 6 September 2012, following his complaints of a severe pain during the urination, pain in the lumbar region, general fatigue and a headache, he was transferred to the prison hospital of correctional colony no. 12 in the Kabardino-Balkariya Republic. The applicant alleges that the detention conditions in the facility are particularly hard on him. He does not receive dietary food and vitamin therapy required to support his health. Furthermore, the daily walks when he has to take stairs and go outside irrespective of weather conditions amount to inhuman treatment. One of such walks led to his fall from the stairs when he lost consciousness from pain and fatigue. The applicant further alleges that he does not receive any medical assistance, including painkillers, although he experiences a severe pain in the back. The applicant complained, among other matters, about the lack of adequate medical assistance in detention.

 

Saidova v. Russia, (51432/09)

Judgement date: 01/08/2013
Communicated: 25/03/2011
Lodged: 05/09/2009
Date of violations: 08/10/2002
Location: Chechnya, the settlement of Novo-Tsentoroy
Representative: Others
Violation: Disappearance

At about 4 p.m. on 8 October 2002 a group of 15-20 men arrived in the UAZ-459 car with registration number 31-42 ЧИ to the Saidovs' house in Novo-Tsentoroy, Chechnya. The men were armed with automatic weapons and wore masks and camouflage uniforms. Some of them spoke Russian and some spoke Chechen. They checked the identity papers of the family members and examined the amnesty certificate of Ramzan Saidov. Then they locked Tumisha Saidova and her mother in the house, brought Ramzan Saidov into the car and drove away. Tumisha Saidova has had no news of her son since that date.

 

Khavani Vagapova v. Russia, (61274/09)

Judgement date: 01/08/2013
Communicated: 25/03/2011
Lodged: 13/10/2009
Date of violations: 23/02/2000
Location: Chechnya, the village Ilyinskoye
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Disappearance

On 23 February 2000 Shaaman Vagapov was driving his KAMAZ lorry with registration number C059AB from the village of Ilyinskoye to Petropavlovskaya, Chechnya. At 1p.m. he was stopped by the military servicemen at the checkpoint located approximately 1 km from Ilyinskoye. There had been between 30 and 50 servicemen at the checkpoint. They had been armed with automatic weapons. An URAL lorry and an UAZ car had been parked next to the checkpoint. The servicemen brought Shaaman Vagapov and his lorry to the military base in Khankala. Khavani Vagapova has had no news of her husband ever since. The investigation into his disappearance has not yielded any results.

 

Ayub Gakayev and others v. Russia, (56745/08)

Judgement date: 01/08/2013
Communicated: 25/03/2011
Lodged: 11/11/2008
Date of violations: 03/06/2000
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

The facts of the case are linked to the application Luluyev and Others v. Russia (no. 69480/01, ECHR 2006 XIII (extracts)) in that Markha Gakayeva, Raisa Gakayeva and Zavalu Tazurkayev were abducted together with Nura Said-Alviyevna Luluyeva. On 3 June 2000, armed masked men on an armoured personnel carrier detained  the three relatives of the applicants and several other people at the Northern market in Grozny. In March 2001, their bodies were discovered among those retrieved from a mass grave in Dachny village, outside Grozny. Russian prosecutors failed to conduct a meaningful investigation. No full forensic examination was conducted on the body, and physical evidence, including clothing and blindfolds, was not saved as material evidence.

 

Muzayeva, Suleymanova and Katayeva v. Russia, (7862/08)

Judgement date: 01/08/2013
Communicated: 25/03/2011
Lodged: 21/12/2007
Date of violations: 03/02/2000
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Disappearance

In January 2000, when the hostilities began in Grozny, about 30 local residents, including the first applicant, Suleyman Surguyev, Adam Suleymanov and Mirza Elmurzayev, hid in the basement of the school no.50. On 2 February 2000 in the afternoon three infantry battle vehicles arrived at the school building and several armed servicemen wearing camouflage uniforms got out of the vehicles. They ordered everyone to leave the basement, forced the men to stand up against the wall and searched them. Then they brought Suleyman Surguyev, Adam Suleymanov and Mirza Elmurzayev to the infantry battle vehicle with identification number 318. One of the soldiers told the first applicant that the men were being brought to a military unit. Suleman, Adam and Mirsa are missing since.  The investigation failed to produce any results.

 

Kaykharova and Murtazova v Russia, (11554/07)

Judgement date: 01/08/2013
Communicated: 25/03/2011
Lodged: 02/03/2007
Date of violations: 22/12/2002
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On the night of 20 December 2002 a large group of federal servicemen burst into Gelani Kaykharov's house in the Oktyabrskiy District of Grozny. They put his wife Natalya Murtazova and their young daughter in the bedroom. They then left the house taking Gelani with them. Gelani has been missing since. The investigation into his disappearance has not been meaningful.

 

Baysultanova and Others v. Russia, (7461/08)

Judgement date: 04/07/2013
Communicated: 15/02/2010
Lodged: 28/01/2008
Date of violations: 07/03/2000
Location: Chechnya, Ken-Yurt
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

At about 7 a.m. on 7 May 2000 four armed men wearing camouflage uniforms
burst into the family home of Beslan Baysultanov in the village of Ken-Yurt, Chechnya. One of the men, the only one not wearing a mask, ordered Beslan Baysultanov and his other family members to hand over their identity cards. Beslan Baysultanov was ordered to follow the soldiers outside and the family was told that Beslan was being "taken to the district military commander's office for a check". After Beslan was led outside, the unmasked man pushed his family back inside the house. Beslan has been missing since. The investigation into his disappearance has not produced any results.

 

Turlueyva v. Russia, (63638/09)

Judgement date: 20/06/2013
Communicated: 06/10/2010
Lodged: 02/12/2009
Date of violations: 21/10/2009
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

Sayd-Salekh Ibragimov studied at the second year of the Oil Institute in Grozny and stayed at his uncle’s place. On 21 October 2009 Sayd-Salekh came home of his uncle Adnan I. in Grozny at about 3 p.m. Soon afterwards he called a taxi and left towards the city centre. A group of armed men arrived to their house almost as soon as Sayd-Salekh had left and demanded from him to tell them where his nephew had gone or to accompany them there. As far as Adlan I. did not know where to go, they left. At about 10 p.m. three servicemen arrived at the house and accompanied Adlan I. in their car to the office of Sherip Demilkhanov, the head of the external guard regiment of the Ministry of the Interior of Chechnya. Twenty minutes later another serviceman accompanied Sayd-Salekh Ibragimov into the room. Adnan I. saw signs of beatings on his nephew’s face. The policemen told them that Sayd-Salekh Ibragimov could save his life by cooperating with the police; otherwise they would kill him in retribution for the death of their colleague. Adnan I. was allowed to talk to his nephew. The latter admitted that he had maintained contacts with the participants of illegal armed groups through Internet and mobile phone and promised that he would cooperate with the police. Soon after midnight Adnan I. was released. The family had no news of Sayd-Salekh Ibragimov after that date.

 

Vitrigov and others v. Russi, (21123/09)

Communicated: 12/06/2013
Lodged: 23/03/2009
Date of violations: 20/07/2005
Location: Chechnya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Torture

At about 12.30 p.m. on 20 July 2005 a group of four policemen of the Nadterechny ROVD arrived at the sheepfold and ordered Aslanbek Vitrigov  to follow them to the ROVD. On 21 July 2005 a group of policemen of the Nadterechny ROVD arrived at the sheepfold in Komarovo, where were Anzor Agamerzayev. Six to seven persons grabbed and beat him up in front of his relatives. They twisted his arms behind his back, tied them with his belt and threw him into their car, where they continued beating him up on the way to the Nadterechny ROVD. On 30 July 2005 Adam Tuntuyev was instructed by his superior to follow police officers to the Nadterechny ROVD “for an identification parade”. Upon arrival the applicant was filmed and photographed. At about 11 p.m. on 30 July 2005 he was placed in the ROVD detention ward. Within the premises of the  ROVD Aslanbek Vitrigov, Anzor Agamerzayev and Adam Tuntuyev were severely tortured into confessing to crimes.

 

Sabanchiyeva v. Russia, (38450/05)

Judgement date: 06/06/2013
Communicated: 14/12/2006
Date of violations: 13/10/2005
Admissible: 10/11/2008
Location: Kabardino-Balkaria, Nalchik
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Non-return of bodies

Early in the morning of 13 October 2005 law enforcement officers in the city of Nalchik were attacked, reportedly by armed insurgents. Around 135 people were killed in the ensuing battle, and dozens of unidentified bodies were taken to the town morgue. Each of the applicants in the case lost a relative during the fighting, and claims that the Russian authorities unlawfully interfered with their right to privacy and family life by refusing to return the bodies to them, instead keeping them in the town morgue under appalling conditions. Although the relatives of the dead appealed to the authorities for the release of the bodies, they were told that the bodies would be released only after the conclusion of criminal investigations opened in connection with the armed attack on Nalchik. Several applicants appealed this decision in the courts, but their applications were rejected as premature.

 
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