Sagayev and Others v. Russia, (4573/04)
|Date of violations:||
Early in the morning of 30 August 2002, Russian military servicemen arrived at the house of the Sagayev family in Urus-Martan. They detained and took away Ilias Sagayev. Neighbours saw how the servicemen drove away on armored personnel carriers (APCs). Ilias has not been seen since. At around 2 a.m. on 13 September 2002, six Russian military servicemen broke into the house of another branch of the Sagayev family in Urus-Martan. They apprehended Yunadi Sagayev and left. Yunadi has been missing since.The investigation into the two men's disappearances has not produced any results.
Vagapova and Zubirayev v. Russia, (21080/05)
|Date of violations:||21/12/2004|
|Location:||Chechnya, Village of Chechen-Aul|
At about 5.15 a.m. on 21 December 2004 several Russian military servicemen burst into the Zubirayev's house in the village of Chechen-Aul. They started to beat the family's son Alis Zubirayev. As they left, they took Alis with them, put him in an UAZ vehicle and drove away. Alis has not been seen since. The investigation into his disappearance has not produced any results.
Astamirova and Others v. Russia, (27256/03)
|Date of violations:||05/08/2002|
|Location:||Chechnya, Village of Gekhi|
In the early morning of 5 August 2002, a group of Russian military servicemen arrived at the Astamirov family's house in Gekhi village and apprehended Aslanbek Astamirov without any explanation. He was driven away in an unknown direction and has not been seen since. The Urus-Martan prosecutor's office did not begin officially investigating his disappearance until December 2002, despite his family's immediate and persistent appeals for assistance.
Taziyeva and Others v. Russia, (50757/06)
|Date of violations:||27/12/2005|
|Location:||Ingushetia, Village of Nasyr-Kort|
|Representative:||International Protection Centre|
In the early morning on 27 December 2005 a hundred armed men in black masks and military uniforms arrived at the village of Nasyr-Kort in Ingushetia on an armoured personnel carrier (APC), several minibuses and cars without number plates. The APC battered down the gates to Taziyev family's house and entered the courtyard. They ordered the family members to come out of the house, tied up one of them and threatened him with a gun. The servicemen stayed for several hours. After their departure the family found that furniture, carpets and utensils had been damaged and that valuables and documents had disappeared. The criminal investigation into the unlawful search and theft has not been effective.
Meshayeva and Others v. Russia, (27248/03)
|Date of violations:||17/12/2002|
|Location:||Chechnya, Village of Martan-Chu|
In the night between 16 and 17 December 2002 a large group of Russian military servicemen, arriving on several military vehicles, violently burst into the homes of Leoma Meshayev and Bislan Saydayev in the village of Martan-Chu. They detained Leoma and Bislan and drove off in the direction of Urus-Martan. Leoma and Bislan have been missing since. Although the domestic investigation concluded that it was likely that military servicemen detained Leoma and Bislan it was unable to identify the perpetrators or the military unit involved in the operation.
Ayubov v. Russia, (7654/02)
|Date of violations:||19/01/2000|
When his parents fled hostilities in Grozny in the winter 1999-2000, Adam Ayubov stayed behind to look after the family's house. On 19 January 2000, a group of soldiers arrived in the street where the house was located. They checked the residents' documents and ordered three men, including Ayubov, to get into their Ural military truck before driving away. About an hour later the same truck and soldiers returned and destroyed the house and two cars using a flame-thrower. The two men who were detained with Ayubov were released later that day stating that they had been detained by a unit of the Special Police Force (OMON). Ayubov is still missing. The authorities did not open an investigation into the case until 10 months later.
Bantayeva and Others v. Russia, (20727/04)
|Date of violations:||02/01/2003|
|Location:||Chechnya, Village of Komsomolskoye|
Early in the morning on 2 January 2003, Russian military servicemen broke into the house of Abubakar Bantayev in the village of Komsomolskoye. The men seized some valuables and took Abubakar with them in an UAZ vehicle. Shortly thereafter, the same operation was repeated in the nearby house of his brother, Salman Bantayev. Salman was forced into an UAZ vehicle that drove towards Gudermes. The brothers have not been seen since. An investigation was later opened into their disappearance but the investigative authorities failed to question key witnesses for more than four and a half years.
Khaydayeva and Others v. Russia, (1848/04)
|Date of violations:||09/06/2002|
|Location:||Chechnya, Village of Duba-Yurt|
On 9 June 2002 at 3 pm Suliman Malikov, Adlan Khatuyev, Aslam Khatuyev, Sayd-Salu Akhmatov and Mansur Ismailov were stopped at a checkpoint manned by federal forces in Duba-Yurt, Chechnya. The men were detained and placed in a truck, which drove away escorted by an armored personnel carrier. Several eyewitnesses, including two members of the special police forces employed at the checkpoint, subsequently stated to investigators that soldiers belonging to the 348th battalion of Interior Ministry troops had detained the men. For several years the authorities denied that they had ever arrested the five men. In October 2007 the Russian government informed the Court that it had detained the five men on 9 June 2002 but they had been released on 10 June 2002. However, it failed to produce any documents showing that the men were released. There has been no news of the five men since.
Idalova and Idalov v. Russia, (41515/04)
|Date of violations:||22/11/2002|
|Location:||Chechnya, Village of Akhkinchu-Borzoy|
At about 6.00 a.m. on 22 November 2002 an armoured personnel carrier (APC), an infantry battle vehicle and an Ural vehicle arrived at the Idalov's house in the village of Akhkinchu-Borzoy. A group of Russian military servicemen descended from the cars and started to break the entrance door and windows. Inside the house, they hit Agdulmusum Idalov, tied his arms and pointed a machine-gun at him. Thereafter, they entered the room of his son, Marvan Idalov, a graduate student of secondary school. They tied his arms, put a sack on his head and took him with them in one of their vehicles. Marvan Idalov has not been seen since. Neighbours have submitted that the vehicles drove towards the base of military unit no. 24 which was located near the village The investigation into Marvan's disappearance has not produced any results.
Khadisov and Tsechoyev v. Russia, (21519/02)
|Date of violations:||23/09/2001|
Salambek Khadisov and Islam Tsechoyev, who had never met before, were detained on 23 September 2001 in the Sunhza district of Ingushetia. The next day a local court sanctioned their arrest for 3 days. On the same day they were illegally transferred first to a military base near Nazran, Ingushetia, where they were beaten, and later by helicopter to Khankala, the main Russian military base in Chechnya. Upon arrival they were thrown into a pit in the ground. They were held in the pit for 5 days and were only taken out for interrogation. During interrogations they were severely tortured. The two men were subsequently transferred to the Sixth Department of the Organized Crime Unit of the Staropromyslovskiy district of Grozny and finally released on 12 October 2001. Upon release Salambek and Islam could hardly walk, the skin on their feet peeled off, and their faces and bodies were bloated and covered with haematomas.
Elza Alikhanovna Bekoyeva v. Georgia, (48347/08)
|Date of violations:||08/08/2008|
|Location:||South Ossetia, Thskhinvali|
On 7 August 2008 the Georgian armed forces started the shelling of the town of Tskhinvali. The applicant and her fourteen years old daughter hid in the basement in the block of flats where they lived together with other forty civilians, where they had no food and water. In respect to these conditions, the applicant complains that she was subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment and had no effective remedy at her disposal in that respect (art 3 and 13). In the night of 9 August the applicant's brother decided to drive the applicant and her daughter out of the town. In the turn toward Tbet village the passing vehicles were shot at and several bullets hit the car. The passengers then left the car, trying to escape by running away. At that moment the applicant's daughter was killed by a snipers bullet. The applicant complaints under art 2 that her daughter was deprived of life. In addition, according to the applicant she was discriminated on the ground of her nationality (art 14 in conjuction with art 3 and 13).
Ilona Georgiyevna Tekhova v. Georgia , (50669/08)
|Date of violations:||07/08/2008|
|Location:||South Ossetia, Tskhinvali|
On 7 August 2008 the Georgian armed forces started the shelling of the town of Tskhinvali. The applicant and her three sons hid in the basement together with neighbours, where they had no food and water. At night the Russian peace keeping corps arrived and rescued the children. The next day the applicant was rescued too, she was moved to a bomb bunker. On 9 August, the Russian troops moved her to the village of Dzhava, and futher to Mozdok, where she was riunited with her chilldren. The applicant complains that her right to protection of property was violated as her house was destroyed (Protocol 1, art 1). She also complains that she was subjected to Inhuman treatment due to the conditions of the basement, where she had to stay while bombardment. She also complains that her right to private and family life was violated (art 8) and that she was discriminated on the ground of her nationality (art. 14 in conjuction with art 3, 8 and 13).
Zaurbekova and Zaurbekova v. Russia, (27183/03)
|Date of violations:||11/02/2003|
|Location:||Chechnya, City of Grozny|
At 3 o'clock in the morning on 11 February 2003 approximately fifteen Russian soldiers entered an apartment shared by Isa Zaurbekov and his sister in Grozny. The soldiers detained Zaurbekov and left. Witnesses saw three armed personnel carriers and two other military vehicles drive away from the apartment building immediately thereafter. The authorities failed to open a criminal investigation into the detention until June 2003. Dokka Itslaev of the Urus-Martan office of Memorial filed an application with ECtHR on behalf of the Zaurbekov family in June 2003. The family has since been represented by Itslaev in cooperation with SRJI.
Dolsayev and Others v. Russia, (10700/04)
|Date of violations:||21/10/2002|
|Location:||Chechnya, Village of Martan-Chu|
At about 4.00 a.m. on 21 October 2002 around thirty Russian military servicemen belonging to the Main Intelligence Department of the Ministry of Defense (GRU) broke into the Dolsayevs' house. The servicemen ordered the men to stand along the wall and checked everyone's identity papers. Some of them searched the house without producing any warrant. Then the servicemen instructed Beslan, Rizvan, Rizavdi and Shuddi Dolsayev to proceed to the courtyard and loaded them into the APC before driving off. The four brothers have not been seen since. The investigation into their disappearance have not produced any results.
Sambiyev and Pokayeva v. Russia, (38693/04)
|Date of violations:||10/04/2004|
|Location:||Chechnya, Starye Atagi|
In the evening of 10 April 2004, Anzor Sambiyev was at his parents' house in Stariye Atagi, Chechnya. Suddenly, around fifty Russian military servicemen entered the yard and surrounded the house. Anzor's mother was forced out of the house and went into her neighbor's yard. At this point, she heard shooting. When the servicemen left she returned home but could not find her son. In the morning of the next day, Anzor's dead body was found outside a nearby village. The investigation into his death has not been meaningful.
Dibirova v. Russia, (18545/04)
|Date of violations:||16/07/2002|
|Location:||Chechnya, Village of Alkhazurovo|
In 1999 the Russian Government launched a counter-terrorist operation in the Chechen Republic. On 16 July 2002 federal forces carried out an air attack on the Alkhazurovo village. A missile hit Khanipat Dibirova's house and resulted in its complete destruction. As a result of the attack, Khanipat was injured in her left shoulder, body and legs. The criminal investigation into the attack has not produced any results.
Medova v. Russia, (25385/04)
|Date of violations:||17/06/2004|
|Location:||Ingushetia, Village of Ordzhonikidzevskaya|
In the evening on 15 June 2004 Adam Medov left Nazran by car. He did not return home that night. On 17 June 2004, the Medovs were informed that Adam was detained at the Sunzhenskiy department of the Interior (ROVD) in the village of Ordzhonikidzevskaya. Later that evening, they were told that he had been driven to Chechnya. Adam has been missing since. An investigation into his disappearance was initiated but it has not produced any results.
Abdurzakova and Abdurzakov v. Russia, (35080/04)
|Date of violations:||25/10/2002|
Vakha Khavazhovich Abdurzakov was arrested by Russian military servicemen at his home in the town of Urus-Martan, Chechnya, on 25 October 2002. A few days after Vakha's arrest, his parents were approached by a woman who proposed them to pay a ransom to an officer of the Urus-Martan Department of the FSB in return for the release of their son. The woman later testified to investigators that she gave the money to the officer. However, Vakha was never released.
Dangayeva and Taramova v. Russia, (1896/04)
|Date of violations:||23/10/2002|
|Location:||Chechnya, City of Grozny|
On 23 October 2002, Saikhasan Dangayev, a senior bailiff, was at his home in Grozny together with his family when a group of Russian military servicemen entered the family's courtyard asking whether there were any weapons in the house. While Dangayev showed them his officer's badge, one of the servicemen shouted at a female family member using swearwords. When Dangayev told the man to watch his language, the servicemen started hitting him. As Dangayev made a grab for his duty weapon, the servicemen shot him several times and then left the courtyard. Dangayev died several minutes later from the wounds. An investigation into the incident has not established who carried out the alleged document check and killed Dangayev.
Abdulkadyrova and Others v. Russia, (27180/03)
|Date of violations:||08/09/2002|
On 8 September 2002 at about midday, a group of military servicemen in several armed personnel carriers (APCs) arrived at the house of the Dzhabayev family in Urus-Martan. The servicemen ordered everybody out of the house. Ayndi Dzhabayev told his children to go outside while he got dressed. Dzhabayev's son turned around on his way out and saw how the servicemen pointed a gun at his father. When the servicemen left they returned to the house but could not find Dzhabayev. He has been missing since. The investigation into his disappearance has not yielded any results.