Cases 401 - 420 of 709

Saraliyeva and others v. Russia, (63608/09)

Judgement date: 09/01/2014
Communicated: 07/09/2011
Lodged: 18/11/2009
Date of violations: 14/02/2002
Location: Chechnya, Urus-Martan
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

In the morning of 14 February 2002 Mr Aydrus Saraliyev, Mr Artur Yeliseyev and Mr Bislan Chadakhanov were staying at the house of their friends’, brothers Islam and Movldi Dzhabrailov, in Urus-Martan. A checkpoint was situated nearby and a military commander’s office operated in the town centre. The town was under curfew. At about 5 a.m. a group of men in camouflage uniforms in two APC and three URAL vehicles arrived at the house. The men were of Slavic appearance and spoke unaccented Russian. They fired their machineguns, wounded Mr Islam Dzhabrailov, who was then taken outside, and ordered the three guests to go outside. The intruders put plastic bags over the heads of the three men and the Dzhabrailov brothers. After that the servicemen quickly searched the house, put the five blindfolded men in a URAL lorry and took them to the town centre. The servicemen dropped off the Dzhabrailov brothers at the Urus Martan department of the interior (the ROVD) and then drove away to an unknown destination with the applicants’ relatives. On the same date Molvdi Dzhabrailov was released and his brother Islam was taken by the ROVD officers to the district hospital for treatment. In March 2002 Mr Galyamov and Mr Lapin, officers of the Urus-Martan district prosecutor’s office, returned the passports of the three disappeared men to the applicants. They explained that the passports had been handed over to them at the Urus-Martan ROVD, where the applicants’ sons had been taken after their arrest. The applicants have not seen their three relatives since their abduction on 14 February 2002.

 

Adiyeva v. Russia, (61258/09)

Judgement date: 09/01/2014
Communicated: 08/09/2011
Lodged: 06/11/2009
Date of violations: 08/09/2004
Location: Chechnya, Chernorechye
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 8 September 2004 at around 8 a.m. a white VAZ-2107 car with blackened windows and policemen on board arrived at the applicant’s house in Chernorechye. Three more cars, a silver VAZ-21099, a Volga and a UAZ, parked in a neighbouring street. The cars had no registration numbers. Ten to fifteen camouflaged and masked policemen armed with short-barreled machineguns broke into the applicant’s house. They spoke Chechen. The applicant thought that they were conducting a sweeping-up operation. The policemen grabbed Mr Said Adiyev, dragged him into their VAZ-2107 vehicle and rapidly drove away. During her search for Said the applicant met Mr Alikhan Mutsayev, the commander of the 6th division of the oil squadron of the Chechnya Ministry of the Interior. The man admitted that he had participated in the abduction and acknowledged that Said was being detained by his colleagues from the FSB. Said’s father told the investigator about Mr Alikhan Mutsayev but the investigator refused to question him. In the beginning of 2008 Mr Alikhan Mutsayev and his FSB acquaintances had been killed. The applicant submitted that prior to his abduction Mr Said Adiyev had been arrested in a sweeping–up operation but subsequently released as his participation in illegal armed groups had not been proved. The applicant has not seen Mr Said Adiyev since the abduction on 8 September 2004.

 

Petimat Magomadova v. Russia, (36965/09)

Judgement date: 09/01/2014
Communicated: 07/09/2011
Date of violations: 27/10/2002
Location: Chechnya, Mesker-Yurt
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

On 27 October 2002 Mr Buvaysar Magomadov and other relatives were sleeping in the applicant’s house. At around 6 a.m. two APCs and a GAZEL vehicle pulled over at the house. A group of up to 20 masked armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms and bullet proof vests jumped out of the vehicles and stormed into the house. Speaking unaccented Russian, they checked Buvaysar’s and his father’s identity documents. They told the father that they were taking Buvaysar with them for an identity check. The applicant asked them whether they had come from Shali and whether they had been checking other villagers. The servicemen nodded in the affirmative. Then they put Buvaysar in their GAZEL and departed. The applicant’s brother, Ismail, immediately reported the abduction to the head of the local administration. According to servicemen on duty at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Mesker-Yurt, a convoy of the two APCs and the GAZEL passed through and drove in the direction of Shali. On the same day the applicant with her relatives went to the Shali district military commander’s office. An on-duty serviceman told her that an arrested man had been brought in and handed over to the district FSB. Later that day the head of the district FSB told the applicant that Buvaysar would be questioned and then released in 3 days. However, subsequently the officer denied having any knowledge about the events. On 31 October 2002 the relatives learnt that Buvaysar had been taken to Khankala, where the main base of the Russian military in Chechnya was situated. The applicant has not seen Mr Buvaysar Magomadov since his abduction on 27 October 2002.

 

Adiyeva and Others v. Russia, (30327/09)

Judgement date: 09/01/2014
Communicated: 07/09/2011
Lodged: 15/05/2009
Date of violations: 30/06/2002
Location: Chechnya, Shali
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 30 June 2002 Mr Aslambek Adiyev, Mr Albert Midayev and Mr Magomed Elmurzayev and their respective families gathered at Mr Albert Midayev’s house in Shali. At 2.05 p.m. a grey UAZ “tabletka” and another UAZ car pulled over at the gate. 7 or 8 servicemen in brand-new camouflage uniforms with pistols, machineguns and shields got out of the cars. All but two were wearing masks. The servicemen opened fire at Mr Aslambek Adiyev’s and shot him in the leg. Then they dragged him into a VAZ car. Then servicemen broke into the house and ordered everyone in unaccented Russian to get down on the floor. They hit those who did not obey. In the meanwhile applicant 6 walked out into the backyard and saw Mr Albert Midayev facing the wall with his hands above his head and a serviceman kicking him in the leg. Shortly thereafter, the servicemen put Mr Albert Midayev and Mr Magomed Elmurzayev in the same VAZ car and drove them down Ivanovskaya Street to the town centre. The VAZ car was followed by a convoy of at least five vehicles, including an APC, a UAZ, a white VAZ car, a white Volga car and an armoured infantry carrier. The applicants unsuccessfully tried to follow the convoy. On 29 August 2002 an officer of the Chechnya FSB told that the intruders belonged to the 34th special military unit based in Argun. The applicants have not seen their three relatives since their abduction on 30 June 2002.

 

Debizovy, Kasumovy, Taysumovy and Others v. Russia , (24708/09)

Judgement date: 09/01/2014
Communicated: 07/09/2011
Lodged: 28/04/2009
Date of violations: 05/11/2002
Location: Chechnya, Novye Atagi
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

In the morning of 5 November 2002 the Russian federal forces conducted a special operation in the settlement of Novye Atagi. Military checkpoints  surrounded the settlement and blocked free passage through the area. Between 6 and 8 a.m. the applicants were in their homes located at the outskirts of the settlement when they heard military vehicles. Groups of 3 to 30 camouflaged servicemen carrying machine-guns broke into their houses. Some of them were wearing masks and/or helmets. Most of the unmasked men were of Slavic appearance and spoke unaccented Russian. According to the applicants, they would be able to identify some of the servicemen. The servicemen subjected the applicants and Mr. Khamsan Debizov, Mr. Akhmed Kasumov, Mr. Magomed Kasumov, Mr. Adam Eskirkhanov, Mr. Ismail Taysumov to insults and beatings and searched the houses. Then they beat the applicants' five male relatives, tied their hands and put them in APCs. Eleven APCs were seen that day in the settlement; three of them were used for the abduction. Mr Akhmed Kasumov was taken in an APC with the registration no. 304. Servicemen opened gunfire and drove away in the direction of the town centre or the Argun river. The servicemen freely passed through the checkpoints, where as the applicants were not allowed to do so. The applicants subsequently found out that Mr Khamzan Debizov had been held at the Urus-Martan disfrict department of the interior (the ROVD) and Mr Akhmed Kasumov at the Shall ROVD but this information has not been officially confirmed. According to the applicants, the servicemen belonged to the FSB and the special unit of the Privolzhskiy Circuit of the Internal Forces of the Ministry of the Interior (Оперативная бригада Приволжского округа ВВ МВД) and who arrested the applicants' relatives as active members of illegal armed groups. The applicants have not seen Mr. Khamsan Debizov, Mr. Akhmed Kasumov, Mr. Magomed Kasumov, Mr. Adam Eskirkhanov, Mr. Ismail Taysumov since their abduction. It is unclear whether the criminal proceedings are currently pending.

 

Salamova and Others v. Russia, (61785/08)

Judgement date: 09/01/2014
Communicated: 07/09/2011
Lodged: 24/11/2008
Date of violations: 06/06/2003
Location: Chechnya, Koshkeldy
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 6 June 2003 at 2 a.m. around 30 servicemen of Slavic appearance riding 4 APCs broke into the applicants' yard in Koshkeldy. They were armed, used portable radio stations and were wearing green camouflage uniforms. They spoke unaccented Russian. 10 masked servicemen stormed into the house. They tied the hands of applicants and ordered them to lie down on the floor. After searching the house, the servicemen beat up the Eskiyev brothers, collected their and their spouses' passports and took the two men away. Their vehicles freely passed through a checkpoint at the entry of the village. That same night the servicemen broke into the house of Mr Kaim Eskhiyev, a neighbour. They were looking for his son, Mr Danilbek Eskiyev, who had allegedly participated in an illegal armed group and who had left the village two years prior to the events. The applicants heard the servicemen speaking with someone over the radio: "We did not find the guilty one, only two innocent men. What should we do?" "Take them, I never mind". Mr Isa Eskiyev and Mr Usman Eskiyev have gone missing since 6 June 2003.

 

Pitsayeva and Others v. Russia, (53036/08)

Judgement date: 09/01/2014
Communicated: 07/09/2011
Lodged: 22/10/2008
Date of violations: 14/11/2002
Location: Chechnya, Samashki
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

Mr Mulat Barshigov worked as a deputy head of the Samashki administration. On 14 November 2002 at 2 a.m. 5-6 camouflaged servicemen armed with machine-guns broke into the applicants' house in Samashki. One of them was unmasked and had Slavic features. They spoke unaccented Russian. The servicemen tied the applicants' and Mr Barshigov's limbs, gagged them with duct tape, then they beat the latter unconscious and carried him away. They used APCs and UAZ cars. According to military unit no. 20102, a special operation was carried out that day in the area. The village was under curfew. At least three roadblocks were located in the vicinity. A military commander's office operated in the village.  The applicants have not seen Mr Mulat Barshigov since the abduction. The investigation was pending without attaining any tangible results.

 

Dobriyeva and Others v. Russia, (18407/10)

Judgement date: 19/12/2013
Communicated: 30/05/2011
Lodged: 05/04/2010
Date of violations: 25/12/2009
Location: St.Petersburg
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

The case concerns the alleged abduction and disappearance on 26 December 2009 in St Petersburg of four of their male relatives following their arrival the previous day from Ingushetia. The applicants last saw their male relatives late in the evening of 25 December 2009 when the men drove away to one of the family’s homes. According to the applicants’ submissions, one of the men called his wife and told her that the car was being followed by a suspicious vehicle, after which telephone contact was cut off. Following the applicants’ complaints to various authorities, a criminal investigation was opened on 25 January 2010.

 

Gatsalova v. Russia, (41318/10)

Communicated: 13/11/2013
Lodged: 16/07/2010
Date of violations: 14/10/2005
Location: Kabardino-Balkaria, Nalchik
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Non-return of bodies

The applicant refers to the death of her husband Timur Dzankhotovich Gatsalov who died in the result of the events of 13-14 October 2005 in Nalchik. According to those who took part in identification of the bodies, during several days following the events of 13 and 14 October 2005 the corpses were kept in the morgue and in a few other locations in wholly unsatisfactory conditions. On several occasions the applicant requested various officials, including the prosecutors, to return the bodies of her husband for burial. The requests either remained unanswered or were refused. The applicant complains under Articles 8 and 9 of the Convention that the State authorities unnecessarily interfered with her right to family and private life and freedom of religion by denying her access to the body of her killed relative for religious burial according to Islam traditions and customs.

 

Bopayeva and Others v. Russia, (40799/06)

Judgement date: 07/11/2013
Communicated: 17/04/2009
Lodged: 28/09/2006
Date of violations: 17/04/2000
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 17 April 2000 Luiza Dagayeva, who was pregnant with her third child, travelled to Grozny to check up on her flat. On the same day Sharip Khaysumov, whose flat was located in the same house, and Ramzan Alaudinov, who owned a house on a neighbouring street, also went to check on their property. None of the three returned home after that day. Witnesses saw how they were detained by military servicemen and brought to the nearby Oktyabrskiy District Temporary Department of the Interior (VOVD). Their disappearance was investigated within the same criminal case as the case of Mr A. Sadykov who was detained at the Oktyabrskiy VOVD over the same
period of time and who alleged that he had been subjected to torture there
(see the case of Sadykov v. Russia, no. 41840/02).

 

Tovbulatova v. Russia , (26960/06)

Judgement date: 31/10/2013
Communicated: 09/09/2008
Lodged: 21/05/2006
Date of violations: 08/12/2001
Location: Chechnya, Village of Valerik
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Disappearance

At about 2 a.m. on the night of 8 December 2001 a group of armed masked men in camouflage uniforms broke into Magomed Edilov's house in the village of Valerik, Chechnya. They dragged Magomed outside, put him in one of their two UAZ cars and drove away. There has been no news from him since. The investigation into his disappearance has not yielded any results.

 

Vadilova and Others v. Russia, (6382/09)

Judgement date: 31/10/2013
Communicated: 11/03/2009
Lodged: 29/12/2008
Date of violations: 09/12/2001
Location: Chechnya, Village of Valerik
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Disappearance

At about 2 a.m. on 9 December 2001 a large group of armed masked men in camouflage uniforms broke into the Vadilov family's home in the village of Valerik, Chechnya. They did not introduce themselves and started searching the house, swearing and shouting insults. Two of the armed men took Ali Vadilov by his hands and brought him to the courtyard where they put him in an UAZ car and drove away. He has not been seen since. Ali was disabled since childhood and could not move without assistance. On the same night three other residents of Valerik were abducted by the same group of armed men (see Isayeva and Others v. Russia, 6371/09, and Tovbulatova v. Russia, 26960/06).

 

Isayeva and Others v. Russia, (6371/09)

Judgement date: 31/10/2013
Communicated: 11/03/2009
Lodged: 30/12/2008
Date of violations: 09/12/2001
Location: Chechnya, Village of Valerik
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Disappearance

At about 2 a.m. on 9 December 2001 a group of armed masked men in camouflage uniforms broke into the home of the Isayev family in the village of Valerik, Chechnya. One of them requested Akhamdi Isayev to give his name and hit him with a rifle butt. They tied his hands behind his back, put him into an UAZ car and went off towards the centre of the village. On the same night two other persons were abducted by the same group of armed men (see Tovbulatova v. Russia, 26960/06, and Vadilova and others v. Russia, 6382/09).

 

Chilayev and Dzhabayeva v. Russia, (27926/06)

Judgement date: 31/10/2013
Communicated: 11/03/2009
Lodged: 11/07/2006
Date of violations: 09/04/2006
Location: Chechnya, Sernovodsk
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

Early in the morning on 9 April 2006 law-enforcement authorities and military conducted a large-scale “sweeping operation” in Sernovodsk, Chechnya. Aslan Israilov was detained but later released. Around noon that day, Aslan and Bulat Chilayev left Sernovodsk by car to go to Grozny. At a junction outside the village, their car was stopped by a group of masked armed men in camouflage uniforms. Witnesses saw how Aslan and Bulat were beaten with rifle butts and had their hands tied behind their backs before being put in a car that drove off towards Grozny. The two men have not been seen since. The investigation into their disappearance has not yielded any results.

 

Khutsayeva v Russia, (32782/10)

Judgement date: 24/10/2013
Communicated: 25/07/2011
Lodged: 24/05/2010
Date of violations: 26/02/2001
Location: Chechnya, Urus-Martan
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Killing

At about 6.45 a.m. on 26 February 2001 a group of about 30 armed men in camouflage uniforms broke into the house of Khutsayev's family. The men had arrived in an armoured Ural lorry. They forced Supyan Khutsayev into the lorry and the vehicle drove away, without being stopped at the military checkpoint located on the road between Urus-Martan and Gekhi. The vehicle arrived at the Urus-Martan district military commander’s office. On 27 February 2001 Mariyat Khutsayeva and her daughter waited outside of the military commander’s office for the news about Supyan. At some point the Ural lorry pulled out from the office’s premises; its registration number was covered with mud. On 4 March 2001 Supyan Khutsayev's body with traces of violent death was found next to the Michurina state farm in the Urus-Martan district. The investigation into his killing failed to produce any results.

 

Tamara Magomadova v Russia, (10937/10)

Judgement date: 24/10/2013
Communicated: 25/07/2011
Lodged: 22/02/2010
Date of violations: 30/12/2002
Location: Chechnya, Kurchaloy
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Disappearance

At the material time Tamara Magomadova and her family, including her son Khizir Gulmutov, lived in the settlement of Kurchaloy, Chechnya. At about 3 a.m. on 30 December 2002 a large group of armed men in camouflage uniforms broke into their house. They spoke unaccented Russian, arrived in an APC and a military Ural vehicle. The abductors ordered Khizir to get into the URAL vehicle and drove away to an unknown destination. On 8 January 2003 a blown-up body was found in about 1, 5 km from the northern outskirts of Kurchaloy, in 2 km from military checkpoint KPPM-95.On 9 January 2003 the applicant’s relatives identified the body as that of Khizir Gulmutov. The investigation into his killing has not been effective.

 

Dovletukayev v. Russia, (7821/07)

Judgement date: 24/10/2013
Communicated: 25/07/2011
Lodged: 29/12/2006
Date of violations: 09/01/2004
Location: Chechnya, Avtury
Representative: O. Sadovskaya
Violation: Disappearance

At about 11 p.m. on 9 January 2004 a group of up to eighteen masked armed men in camouflage uniforms arrived at the Dovletukayev’s house in the settlement of Avtury, Chechnya, in three APCs and two grey UAZ minivans. The men were equipped with portable military radio sets. The group checked identity documents in three other houses in the street. Then the group went to the applicant’s house and checked passports of all of the males present there. The men did not return Aslan Dovletukayev’s passport; they took Aslan from the yard into the street and forced him in one of their vehicles. After that the abductors drove away in the direction of Shali having crossed a military checkpoint on the way. At about 10.20 a.m. on 17 January 2004 Aslan Dovletukayev’s body was found by two servicemen of 34th squadron stationed in Argun, next to the Dzhalka village in the Gudermes district, Chechnya. The investigation into his killing has not been effective.

 

Tazurkayeva and Others v Russia, (14046/10)

Judgement date: 24/10/2013
Communicated: 25/07/2011
Lodged: 05/03/2010
Date of violations: 20/01/2001
08/09/2003
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

At about 2 p.m. on 20 January 2001 Islam Tazurkayev and three other men were driving in a VAZ car in Grozny when they were stopped by a group of Russian military servicemen in an APC and a white VAZ-2121 (Niva) car for an identity check. Having checked the documents, the servicemen blindfolded Islam, forced him in the APC and drove away in the direction of the military base in Khankala, the headquarters of the Russian military forces in Chechnya. On 5 March 2001 Islam Tazurkayev’s body with traces of violent death was found in a mass grave in “Zdorovye”, an abandoned holiday village in the Oktyabrskiy district of Grozny, along with bodies of about fifty other persons, including that of Nura Luluyeva (see Luluyev and Others v. Russia, no. 69480/01, § 28, ECHR 2006-XIII (extracts)).
On the night between 7 and 8 September 2003 the applicants’ neighbourhood was cordoned off by the military. At about 3 or 4 a.m. a group of armed men in military uniforms arrived at the first applicant’s house and took away Abubakar Tazurkayev in a white VAZ car. The applicants have not had any news of Abubakar ever since.

 

Bersanova v. Russia, (43811/06)

Judgement date: 10/10/2013
Communicated: 07/04/2009
Lodged: 31/10/2006
Date of violations: 05/12/2004
Location: Ingushetia, Malgobek
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

At about 1.20 a.m. on 5 December 2004 a group of Russian servicemen burst into the apartment of the Bersanov family in Malgobek, Ingushetia. They arrested Adam Bersanov in front of his mother before driving off in the direction of Magas. Adam has not been seen since. The investigation into his disappearance has not been meaningful.

 

Yandiyev and Others v. Russia, (34541/06)

Judgement date: 10/10/2013
Communicated: 17/04/2009
Lodged: 31/07/2006
Date of violations: 16/03/2004
Location: Ingushetia, Nazran
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

On 16 March 2004 Timur Yandiyev stopped by Ingushenergo in Nazran, Ingushetia. Timur stayed in the building between 3.40 and 4.30 p.m. When he came out, two white vehicles entered the courtyard of the building. Six persons dressed in camouflage uniforms and masks got out of the vehicles, caught up with Timur and threw him to the ground. They threw him into one of the cars and left towards Magas, the administrative capital of Ingushetia. Timur has not been seen since.

 
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