Cases 341 - 360 of 709

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.

 

Ismailova and others v. Russia, (44313/11)

Judgement date: 18/09/2014
Communicated: 06/02/2012
Lodged: 12/07/2011
Date of violations: 16/04/2003
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

At the material time the applicants and Aslambek Isayev lived together in Grozny. The applicants’ neighbourhood was surrounded by military checkpoints. The area was under curfew. At about 3 a.m. on 16 April 2003 a group of about ten armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms arrived at the applicants’ house in two UAZ vehicles. They broke into the house, asked the applicants in Russian whether any firearms were hidden on the premises and quickly searched it. After that they told the applicants that identity checks had been conducted in the area and that more than fifty persons had been already arrested as the result. Then they said that they would check Aslambek’s identity, put him in one of the UAZ cars and drove away. The applicants have not seen Mr Aslambek Isayev since his abduction on 16 April 2003.

 

Aguyeva and others v. Russia, (52076/11)

Judgement date: 18/09/2014
Communicated: 06/02/2012
Lodged: 11/08/2011
Date of violations: 21/01/2003
Location: Chechnya, Gudermes
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

At the material time the town of Gudermes was under curfew; it was surrounded by military checkpoints. A special military unit no. 291 of the 42nd regiment of the motorised infantry division of the Russian Ministry of Defence called ‘Battalion Vostok’ (батальон 291-го мотострелкового полка 42-ой гвардейской мотострелковой дивизии Министерства Обороны РФ) was stationed in the settlement. According to the applicants, the battalion was involved in special operations of the Russian federal forces. Dzhandar and Dzhalil Ismailov lived with their families, including the applicants, on the second floor of block of flats at no. 52 in Kavkazskaya Street in Gudermes. In the early hours of 21 January 2003 a group of about ten to fifteen servicemen in camouflage uniforms and masks arrived at the applicants’ address in a grey UAZ vehicle with smeared registration numbers. The only one serviceman without mask had dark hair and a clearly visible scar on the left cheek. The intruders, who were armed with machineguns, dispersed throughout the building on each floor. Then they broke into the applicants’ flat; quickly searched it and took away gold jewellery and 250,000 Russian rubles (RUB) (about EUR 6,500). They were in a rush and gave no explanations for their actions; after the search they took Dzhandar and Dzhalil outside without allowing them to put on warm clothing. They forced the brothers in the UAZ vehicle and drove away in the direction of Grozny. About two of three months after the abduction the second applicant was informed by Mr A.Kh., an officer from the Vostok battalion, that his sons were detained by the battalion’s commander Dzhabrail Yamadayev. The applicants have not seen their relatives since their abduction on 21 January 2003.

 

Sangariyevy v. Russia, (52182/11)

Judgement date: 18/09/2014
Communicated: 06/02/2012
Lodged: 11/08/2011
Date of violations: 12/02/2001
Location: Chechnya, Starye Atagi
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On the night between 11 and 12 February 2001 two cousins Said-Ibragim Sangariyev and Idris Sangariyev were staying at the house of their uncle Said-Khussein in Stariye Atagi. At 6 a.m. a group of about forty to fifty military servicemen arrived in three APCs at Said-Khussein’s house. Other military vehicles and URAL lorries cordoned off the neighbourhood; the servicemen ordered the neighbours to stay inside. The servicemen climbed over the fence and broke into the house. Threatening to blow up the dwelling, they took Said-Khussein outside and put him on the knees against the wall demanding that he told them where were his nephews Said-Ibragim and Idris. Then the servicemen searched the house looking for the two cousins; about an hour later they found them and dragged them outside. Then the servicemen reported the arrest to their superiors via portable radios using code numbers ‘22-23-43’. After that they took Said-Ibragim’s VAZ-2107 car with registration number C96 AP 20RUS, put both cousins there and drove them away in the direction of Grozny. According to the documents submitted, the applicants’ relatives were taken to Khankala, the headquarters of the Russian federal forces in Chechnya. In less than a month after the abduction, the fourth applicant saw that Said-Ibragim’s car was driven around by a group of military servicemen of Slavic appearance, whose uniform had small stars on the shoulder straps. The applicants have not seen their relatives since their abduction on 12 February 2001.

 

Nutayevy v. Russia, (55055/11)

Judgement date: 18/09/2014
Communicated: 06/02/2012
Lodged: 23/08/2011
Date of violations: 26/02/2003
Location: Chechnya, Starye Atagi
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

At the material time the village of Stariye Atagi was under curfew.   It was surrounded by military checkpoints situated in all roads leading   to and from the settlement. A military unit of the Russian federal forces   was stationed at the outskirts of the village, on the premises of the   former mill factory (‘the mill’). According to the applicants, the   mill was used as a filtering point by the military for the processing   and detention of local residents detained during special operations.  At about 5 a.m. on 26 February 2003 a group of about twenty armed   military servicemen in camouflage uniforms arrived at the applicants’   house in two grey UAZ minivans and two VAZ-2121 (‘Niva’) cars. The   vehicles surrounded the house. Some of the servicemen were wearing masks;   some of them had helmets on. The servicemen broke into the applicants’   house and ordered everyone to show their identity documents. Then they   grabbed Saykhan, forced him outside and put him into one of the vehicles.   The applicants, accompanied by a neighbour, also got in a car and followed   the abductors to the premises of the military unit at the mill. There   they tried to gain access to the military compound, but to no avail.   On-duty servicemen denied having seen any cars leaving or entering the   premises. The applicants have not seen their son since his abduction on 26 February   2003.

 

Dashtayev and others v. Russia, (66831/11)

Judgement date: 18/09/2014
Communicated: 06/02/2012
Lodged: 21/10/2011
Date of violations: 20/07/2003
Location: Chechnya, Novye Atagi
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

According to the applicants, who live in the same street, on 20 July 2003 the Russian federal forces conducted a sweeping-up operation in Noviye Atagi, as the result of which at least three local residents were arrested, including the applicants’ relatives. Military checkpoints were situated in all of the roads leading to and from the settlement. The area was under curfew. At about 5 a.m. on 20 July 2003 a convoy of military vehicles, consisting of at least three APCs (with hull numbers 100, 101 and F-121), one URAL lorry (with registration number 75-99 6 RUS) and a UAZ all-terrain car, arrived at the applicants’ street. A group of about fifty heavily-armed military servicemen in camouflage uniforms got out of the vehicles and broke into at least four houses in the street, including those of the applicants. A group of about fifteen servicemen climbed over the fence and broke into the house of the Akhmadov family. They checked identity documents of the male residents, quickly searched the house without producing any warrant or giving explanations to their actions and took Idris Akhmadov outside. The servicemen also took some of the family valuables. They put Idris into the UAZ minivan, and then they dragged him out and forced him into the APC and drove away. At about 5.30 a.m. group of fifteen to twenty servicemen in a yellow UAL lorry with registration number 75 99 86 broke in the house of the Dashtayev family. Several APCs and a UAZ minivan were waiting in a neighbouring street. They found in the yard Imran Dashtayev; they demanded his passport. Imran’s passport was submitted for renewal, so the servicemen told his relatives that they would take him for an identity check. Then they forced Imran in the yellow lorry and drove away. The applicants have not seen their relatives since their abduction on 20 July 2003.

 

Glot and Ivanov v. Russia, (58446/13)

Communicated: 10/09/2014
Lodged: 26/08/2013
Date of violations: 26/12/2012
Location: Kabardino-Balkaria, Nalchik
Representative: M. Abubakarov
Violation: Fair trial

The applicants served as clean-up workers at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident. As a result they suffered from extensive exposure to radioactive emissions which later led to their disability. In late 2010 they lodged a complaint with the Nalchik Town Court of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria$ and, by a judgment of 17 January 2011, the Town Court allowed the claims in part and awarded 1,100,000 Russian roubles. However, on 28 February 2013 the Supreme Court of Kabardino-Balkaria quashed the decision and restored the time-limit for appealing against the judgment of 17 January 2011.The Supreme Court further ordered them to return the money they had received pursuant to the judgment of 17 January 2011.

 

Shavorskiy v. Russia, (56960/13)

Communicated: 10/09/2014
Lodged: 26/08/2013
Date of violations: 26/12/2012
Location: Kabardino-Balkaria, Nalchik
Representative: M. Abubakarov
Violation: Fair trial

The applicant served as clean-up workers 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 he lodged a complaint with the Nalchik Town Court of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria and, by a judgment of 17 January 2011, the Town Court allowed the claims in part and awarded 1,100,000 Russian roubles. However, on 28 February 2013 the Supreme Court of Kabardino-Balkaria quashed the decision and restored the time-limit for appealing against the judgment of 17 January 2011.The Supreme Court further ordered him to return the money he had received pursuant to the judgment of 17 January 2011.

 

Ruslan Khadzhimuradov v. Russia and 16 other applications, (21194/09)

Communicated: 01/09/2014
Lodged: 31/03/2009
Date of violations: 05/02/2000
Location: Chechnya, Novye Aldy
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Killing

The facts of the present cases (nos. 21194/09, 21200/09, 24693/09, 24700/09, 27063/09, 27064/09, 27159/09, 27259/09, 30531/09, 30538/09, 30578/09, 32851/09, 32855/09, 32862/09, 32992/09, 18777/10, 22304/10) are connected to the case Musayev and Others v. Russia, nos. 57941/00, 58699/00 and 60403/00, 26 July 2007, in so far as the applicants claim that their relatives were killed by the same persons and in the same circumstances as the relatives of the applicants in the Musayev and Others case.
The applicants allege, principally, that their twenty-one close relatives (spouses, children, brothers and uncle) have been killed on 5 February 2000 in the Novye Aldy settlement at the outskirts of Grozny by the State servicemen.
A criminal investigation into the murders and looting of property was opened on 5 March 2000 by the Grozny Town Prosecutor’s Office. The applicants, or close members of their families, have been granted victim status in the proceedings. It appears that these proceedings are still pending. It appears that only one applicant (application no. 22304/10) had been in Novye Aldy at the time of the events; other applicants had been out of the district, or out of Chechnya, due to heavy fighting in the preceding months. In support of their claims, the applicants submitted copies of the death certificates issued in respect of their relatives, copies of some documents from the criminal investigation file, decisions to grant them or their close relatives the status of victims in the criminal proceedings, statements produced by them and by several persons who had witnessed the killings, press and NGO reports about the events. Several applicants also submitted documents issued in 2000 by the local administration or “neighbourhood committees” confirming that the houses where they had lived had been destroyed or damaged in 2000.

 

Zholayev and Others v. Russia, (19156/13)

Communicated: 27/08/2014
Lodged: 22/02/2013
Date of violations: 17/11/2012
Location: Kabardino-Balkaria, Nalchik
Representative: M. Abubakarov
Violation: Fair trial

The applicants were clean-up workers at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident. As a result they suffered from extensive exposure to radioactive emissions which later led to their disability. In early 2011 the applicants lodged a complaint with the Nalchik Town Court of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria (“the Town Court”) against the Russian Ministry of Finance seeking compensation of non pecuniary damage in the above connection.On 12 April 2011 the Town Court allowed the applicants’ claims in part and awarded the applicants compensations. The judgment above has not been appealed against and became final and enforceable. On 17 August 2012 the Department of the Federal Treasury Fund in the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kabardino Balkaria and requested that the statutory ten day time limit for lodging such an appeal against the judgments be restored. On 24 August 2012 the Town Court ordered that the time limit for appeal be extended on the grounds that there was no evidence that the FTF had received copy of the judgment in due course. The applicants complain, among others, under Article 6 § 1 of the Convention that restoration of the time-limit for an appeal resulting in quashing of the final judgment in their favour violated the principle of legal certainty.

 

Kibalo and Others v. Russia, (35845/11)

Communicated: 13/04/2014
Lodged: 06/06/2011
Date of violations: 07/02/2008
Location: Chechnya, the Dubovskaya village
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Private and family life

On 7 February 2008 the applicant's husband arrived at the penitentiary facility in the Amur Region in the Far-East of Russia, some 8,000 kilometres away from the Dubovskaya village in the Chechen Republic, where his family lives. According to the applicant, it became virtually impossible for her and her daughters to visit her husband in prison as they could not afford to travel so far. The applicant complains under Article 8 of the Convention that such a transfer to remote penitentiary facilities effectively amount to a breach of family ties between the detainees and their wives and children.

 

ALEKSANDROV v. RUSSIA, (26083/07)

Communicated: 13/04/2014
Lodged: 11/05/2007
Date of violations: 24/04/2006
Location: the Kurgan Region
Representative: No representative
Violation: Private and family life

On 6 February 2007 it was established that penitentiary facilities of the Kurgan Region were populated up to the maximum capacity and it was decided that the applicant should be transferred to a strict regime penitentiary facility in the Udmurt Republic. However, penitentiary facility of in the Udmurt Republic is located 1,200 km away from Kurgan where applicant’s family lives. According to him, it became virtually impossible for his wife and two daughters to visit him in prison as they could not afford to travel to the Udmurt Republic. The applicant complains under Article 8 of the Convention that such transfers to remote penitentiary facilities effectively amount to a breach of family ties between the detainees and their wives and children.

 

AUSHEVY v. RUSSIA, (44279/10)

Communicated: 01/04/2014
Lodged: 27/07/2010
Date of violations: 17/06/2007
Location: Ingushetia, the village of Surkhakhi
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Torture

Magomed Osmanovich Aushev and Magomed Maksharipovich Aushev complain under Article 3, 5 and 13 of the Convention that they were abducted, unlawfully detained and ill-treated by law-enforcements authorities and that the investigations into their allegations of ill-treatment and unlawful detention were ineffective.

 

Bugayev and Others v. Russia, (23199/13)

Communicated: 21/03/2014
Lodged: 25/03/2013
Date of violations: 17/01/2011
Location: Kabardino-Balkaria, Nalchik
Representative: No representative
Violation: Fair trial

On 17 January 2011 the Nalchik Town Court awarded the applicants compensation of non pecuniary damage in the connection with suffering from exposure to radioactive emissions which later led to their disability. On 1 June 2011 the Department of the Federal Treasury Fund in the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court of Kabardino Balkaria against the judgment of 17 January 2011 requesting that the statutory ten-day time limit for lodging such an appeal against the judgment be restored. The Supreme Court restored the limit and ordered the applicants to return the money they had received pursuant to the judgment of 17 January 2011.The applicants complain under Article 6 § 1 of the Convention that restoration of the time-limit for an appeal resulting in quashing of the final judgment in their favour violated the principle of legal certainty.

 

Sokiryanskaya and others against Russia, (4505/08)

Communicated: 12/03/2014
Lodged: 27/12/2007
Date of violations: 16/10/2006
Location: Ingushetia, Nazran
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Freedom of expression

On 16 October 2006 the applicants tried to take part in a peaceful assembly (‘picket’) in Nazran, the Republic of Ingushetia. At the site of the planned picket the applicants were attacked by the men in civilian clothes, who beat and injured some of the picketers and subsequently apprehended them without giving any reasons for the arrest. Relying on Articles 10 and 11 of the Convention, the applicants allege that by failing to give sufficient reasons for the prohibition of the picket and by preventing them from holding the picket, the authorities breached the applicants’ rights to hold a peaceful assembly to express their solidarity with Ms Politkovskaya and protest against her murder.

 

Tamayev v. Russia, (54728/09)

Judgement date: 27/02/2014
Communicated: 09/01/2012
Lodged: 11/09/2009
Date of violations: 06/01/2001
Location: Chechnya, the settlement of Roshni-Chu
Representative: Others
Violation: Disappearance

At the material time Mr Akhdan Tamayev lived together with his family and the applicant in the settlement of Roshni-Chu. The settlement was under curfew. According to enclosed documents, on 4-6 January 2001 Russian servicemen conducted a sweeping-up operation in Roshni-Chu. The operation’s head office was stationed on the outskirts. On 6 January 2001 at around 9 a.m. the applicant went to the local administration, taking Akhdan’s passport with him. A group of servicemen arrived at the applicant’s house and took Akhdan with them because he failed to show his passport. They put him in a GAZ-66 lorry and drove to the outskirts of Roshni-Chu. Akhdan’s wife, who witnessed the abduction, ran to the local administration, where she met the applicant and told him about the events. When the applicant returned home, Akhdan was not there. The house was surrounded by servicemen armed with machineguns, accompanied by the head of the administration, Mr Mamatsuyev. A serviceman took Akhdan’s passport and confirmed to the applicant that his soon would soon be released. Shortly thereafter Mr G.A. Gadzhiyev, the military commander for the Urus-Martan district, and Mr Z.K. Kuryayev, the head of the Urus-Martan ROVD, arrived at the spot. They informed the applicant that Akhdan would be taken to the ROVD for an identity check and released. On the same day the servicemen arrested two other residents, the brothers Muslim and Alikhan Movkayev. After their release that evening, the brothers informed the applicant that Akhdan had been arrested with them. The servicemen had taken the three of them to the outskirts of town in the GAZ lorry, kept them there until 5 p.m. and then took them to the ROVD. At around 6 p.m. Muslim and Alikhan had been released, whereas Akhdan had remained at the police station. On 7 January 2001 Mr Mamatsuyev told the applicant that he had gone to the ROVD, where he had been promised that Akhdan would be released at 10 a.m. on the same day. However, the applicant’s son was not released. On 5 February 2001 the applicant went to the police station. An officer informed him that Akhdan’s detention there had been registered and that he had been transferred to the premises of an FSB department. The applicant has not seen Mr Akhdan Tamayev since his abduction on 6 January 2001.

 
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