Cases 321 - 340 of 710

Malika Yusupova v. Russia, (14705/09)

Judgement date: 15/01/2015
Communicated: 16/06/2011
Lodged: 03/03/2009
Date of violations: 23/03/2002
Location: Chechnya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 10000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

On 23 March 2002 Arbi and Ilman Yusupovy were driving over Gudermes city, Chechnya, when their car was stopped by the Russian servicemen.  The brothers were forced to take a seat in an APC, their heads were put by  the sacks on  and they were taken to the checkpoint and then transferred to an unknown place. The brothers were detained in a basement and questioned about members of illegal armed groups. Ilman Yusupov was released in 5 days, but Arbi Yusupov disappeared. The investigation on this fact has no result.

 

Albakova v. Russia, (69842/10)

Judgement date: 15/01/2015
Lodged: 17/11/2010
Location: Ingushetia
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial

On 10 July 2009 Ms Albakova’s son was allegedly taken from the family home by a group of armed men, speaking Russian, Chechen and Ingush following a passport check of all the family members present. Eleven days later Ms Albakova discovered on the internet that her son had been shot dead by Russian servicemen during a counter-terrorist operation in a forest close to Arshty, a village in the Ingushetiya Republic. Her son’s body was subsequently returned to her with multiple injuries, including gunshot and stab wounds, fractured bones, burns, bruises and a partially severed arm. An initial inquiry was conducted and then, in August 2009, an official criminal investigation was officially opened, which eventually concluded in May 2012 that Batyr Albakov, a member of an illegal armed group, had died in an exchange of gunfire with a Russian military unit

 

Minayevy v. Russia, (70695/10)

Judgement date: 15/01/2015
Communicated: 07/09/2011
Lodged: 10/11/2010
Date of violations: 05/09/2002
Location: Chechnya, Urus-Martan
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Disappearance

In September 2002 Urus-Martan was under curfew and surrounded by Russian military checkpoints. A number of law-enforcement and administrative authorities, including a military commander’s office, were situated in the town. On 5 September 2002 between 2 and 3 a.m. an APC and two URAL lorries arrived at the applicants’ block of flats. A group of up to forty servicemen in masks and camouflage uniforms got out of the vehicles. Up to fifteen of them stormed into the applicants’ flat. They spoke unaccented Russian. After locking Mr Mayrbek’s father in the kitchen and threatening his brother with a machinegun, the servicemen checked the identity documents of the other family members. Then searched Mayrbek, asked for his passport and told the relatives that they were taking him to the military commander’s office. Through the windows the applicants saw the servicemen beating Mayrbek while dragging him, with a plastic bag over his head, to Lenina Street, where they forced him in one of the vehicles and drove away. On the same morning the 1st applicant went to the Urus-Martan district prosecutor’s office and the district department of the interior (the ROVD) to report the abduction. Mayrbek’s parents contacted the local and the district administration. The applicants have not seen Mr Mayrbek Minayev since his abduction on 5 September 2002.

 

Kisa Dzhabrailova and Others v. Russia, (68860/10)

Judgement date: 15/01/2015
Communicated: 07/09/2011
Lodged: 28/10/2010
Date of violations: 05/11/2002
Location: Chechnya, Achkhoy-Martan
Representative: MATERI CHECHNI
Violation: Disappearance

On 5 November 2002 between 5 and 6 a.m. a group of armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms broke into the applicants’ house in Achkhoy-Martan. Those who were unmasked were of Slavic appearance. They spoke Russian. The servicemen locked the 1st applicant, her husband and kids in a room. Then, after searching the house, they dragged Mr Ibragim Dzhabrailov outside in his underwear, put him in an APC and drove away. The APC was accompanied by a UAZ “tabletka” minivan and a URAL lorry. Later in the morning the applicants informed about the abduction the Achkhoy-Martan district military commander’s office, the local administration and the police. The military commander’s office acknowledged that they had detained Ibragim and promised to release him later on the same day. However, the applicants’ relative was not released. At some point later the applicants were told that Ibragim had been taken away by servicemen from Grozny. The applicants have not seen Mr Ibragim Dzhabrailov since his abduction on 5 November 2002.

 

Dadayeva v. Russia, (67305/10)

Judgement date: 15/01/2015
Communicated: 07/09/2011
Lodged: 08/11/2010
Date of violations: 24/09/2001
Location: Chechnya, the settlement of Alkhazurovo
Representative: No representative
Violation: Disappearance

On 24 September 2001 armed servicemen of the federal forces carried out a special operation in Alkhazurovo. At around 4 a.m. a group of servicemen broke into the Shavanovs’ family house, beat family members, including the applicant, and took away Mr Mayrbek Shavanov and Mr Aslambek Shavanov. The intruders used a UAZ car and a URAL lorry belonging to the local police station and two KAMAZ lorries. At some point Mr G.A. Gadzhiyev, an officer of the Urus-Martan district military commander’s office unofficially acknowledged that the missing brothers were being held at the district FSB office situated on the 3rd floor of the military commander’s office. The applicant has not seen Mayrbek and Aslambek Shavanov since their abduction on 24 September 2001.

 

Khadzhiyeva and others v. Russia, (4386/10)

Judgement date: 15/01/2015
Communicated: 07/09/2011
Lodged: 31/12/2009
Date of violations: 30/10/2001
Location: Chechnya, Goyty
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Disappearance

On 30 October 2001 the town of Goyty was under curfew. At around 4 a.m. a group of ten masked and armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms and bullet-proof vests broke into the applicants’ house. The servicemen, who spoke unaccented Russian, had arrived in two APCs, a URAL and two UAZ cars. They handcuffed Mr Khasan Khadzhiyev, checked his documents, took him into one of UAZ cars and drove away in the direction of Urus-Martan. On the same night at around 4 a.m. the servicemen broke into a neighbouring house. They checked the documents of Mr Khusseyn Magomadov, but did not take him away. In about seven days after the abduction the 1st applicant was informed that her brother was detained at the Urus-Martan district military commander’s office and that he would be released after a check. The applicants have not seen Mr Khasan Khadzhiyev since his abduction on 30 October 2001.

 

Amirov v. Russia, (51857/13)

Judgement date: 27/11/2014
Communicated: 21/10/2013
Lodged: 12/08/2013
Date of violations: 07/08/2013
Location: Dagestan
Representative: No representative
Violation: Proper medical assistance

The applicant was arrested on 1 June 2013 on suspicion of organised aggravated murder and attempted murder of State officials. On the following day the Basmanniy District Court of Moscow ordered the applicant’s detention pending trial, citing the gravity of the charges against him and the risk that he might abscond, interfere with the investigation, in particular influence witnesses, and reoffend. The District Court dismissed the applicant’s arguments pertaining to his poor state of health. The applicant complained that he was unable to obtain effective medical care while in detention, which had led to a serious deterioration in his condition, put him in a life-threatening situation and subjected him to severe physical and mental suffering, in violation of the guarantees of Article 3 of the Convention.

 

Dubas v. Russia, (35569/08)

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Lodged: 15/07/2008
Location: Chechnya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 14000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

Ms Milana Ozdoyeva (1982) was abducted on 19 January 2004 in Katyr-Yurt, Chechnya. On 29 January 2004 the Achkhoy-Martan district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 38004. The investigation is still pending.

 

Bekova v. Russia, (53679/07)

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Lodged: 22/11/2007
Location: Ingushetia, Nazran
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 10000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

Mr Ruslan Yandiyev (1982) was abducted on 29 September 2005 in Nazran, Ingushetia. On 9 October 2005 the Nazran town prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 05560115. The investigation is still pending.

 

Cholayevy v. Russia, (24744/11)

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Communicated: 21/11/2011
Lodged: 17/03/2011
Date of violations: 12/10/2001
Location: Chechnya, Argun
Representative: MATERI CHECHNI
Violation: Disappearance

On 12 October 2001 at around 7.30 a.m. a group of masked servicemen in camouflage uniforms, armed with machineguns, stormed into the applicants’ house in Argun. They woke up Mr Timerlan Cholayev, handcuffed him and took him outside. There they put him in one of their two APCs without registration numbers and departed to an unknown destination. On the same day an officer of the Argun district military commander’s office acknowledged that Timerlan had been arrested by their forces and then taken to the Main Federal Military Base in Khankala. The applicants have not seen Mr Timerlan Cholayev since his abduction on 12 October 2001.

 

Idigov v. Russia, (424/08)

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Communicated: 07/01/2010
Lodged: 26/10/2007
Date of violations: 04/05/2003
Location: Chechnya, Village of Shalazhi
Representative: No representative
Violation: Disappearance

Around 2 a.m. on 4 May 2003 several armed servicemen broke into the family home of Anzor Idigov. The soldiers grabbed Anzor from his bed, who was undressed and barefoot, covered his mouth with adhesive tape, took him outside. He was driven off in an unknown direction. His family has not seen him since. The official investigation into his disappearance failed to produce any tangible results.

 

Dzayanu Amerkhanova v. Russia, (4560/08)

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Communicated: 01/02/2010
Lodged: 24/12/2007
Date of violations: 03/11/2002
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

From December 1999 onwards the village of Shalazhi was under the effective control of the Russian military forces. At around 8 p.m. on 3 November 2002 Rustam Amerkhanov left to visit his friend A., who was living nearby. Rustam's mother, Dzayanu Amerkhanova waited for her son to return home all that night, but by the the morning of 4 November 2002  he had not come home. Immediately after his disappearance, she began searching for her son and visited the commander of the district unit of the special forces of the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation (OMON). The commander confirmed that his unit had arrested Rustam and that he had transferred him to the second OMON unit. The head of the second OMON unit claimed that Rustam had been released in the morning of 4 November 2002. Mrs. Dzayanu Amerkhanova never saw her son again. The investigation into the disappearance of Rustam Amerkhanov has been pending since 2002.

 

Sultygov and Others v. Russia, (42575/07)

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Communicated: 02/09/2009
Lodged: 17/09/2007
Date of violations: 08/04/2000
Location: Chechnya, Khankala
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Ill-treatment

In the morning on 4 August 2000, Alikhan Sultygov, Visadi Samrailov and Mr. U were stopped by Russian federal forces at roadblock no. 7 in Grozny. The three men were subsequently blindfolded and transported to the federal military base of Khankala.  In Khankala, they were forced to stay in an open pit with stones and broken glass on the ground. The servicemen threw stones at them and did not give them any food. On 5 August, the servicemen led Alikhan Sultygov away. Two days later, they took Visadi Samrailov away while releasing Mr. U. Visadi and Alikhan have been missing since. The investigation later established that the men had been detained at Khankala but yet failed to produce any results.

 

Dubayevy v. Rusia, (3222/11)

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Communicated: 16/06/2011
Lodged: 20/12/2010
Date of violations: 20/11/2002
Location: Chechnya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 20 November 2002 Sharpudy Dubayev and four other men were driving in a car VAZ-2106 when they had been stopped by a group of servicemen of 34th brigada of the military forces near the village of Berkar-Yurt, Chechnya. The servicemen asked for passports of all car passengers, dragged out  them from the vehicle, forced them in a APC and took to the area of an unknown military base. Sharpudy were detained with Ruslan Agayev in the same cell. According to the latter, both of them were tortured by servicemen during questionings. On 23 November 2002 all of the arrested men except  Sharpudy  were driven to an unidentified place and then released. Sharpudy Dubayev got lost since that. The investigation on his disappearance has not given any results.

 

Isayeva and Isayeva v. Russia, (311/08)

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Communicated: 14/01/2010
Lodged: 06/12/2007
Date of violations: 03/02/2000
Location: Chechnya, Village of Valerik
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 3 February 2000 federal forces conducted a sweep operation in the village of Valerik. That morning a large number of servicemen arrived in three APCs
at the residence of the Isayev family. They searched the house and checked identity documents. When Nurdi Isayev ran outside, the servicemen opened fire at him. Nurdi's mother,  Zeina Isayeva, saw Nurdi fall to the ground and fainted from shock. When she regained consciousness, Nurdi was nowhere to be found. His relatives began searching for him and were told that he had been detained by the Western Zone Alignment in Chechnya, headed by General Shamanov. Nurdi has been missing since. An investigation was opened into the disappearance but has not produced meaningful results.

 

Shakhbiyeva and Others v. Russia, (62220/10)

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Communicated: 21/11/2011
Lodged: 11/10/2009
Date of violations: 04/09/2000
Location: Chechnya, Tsotsi-Yurt
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 4 September 2000 Russian servicemen launched a sweeping-up operation in the settlement of Tsotsi-Yurt (also referred to as Oktyabrskoe). The settlement was surrounded by servicemen riding URAL lorries and UAZ cars. Helicopters were flying over the area. The applicants resided in a family house together with Ezir-Ali, Abzu and Said-Magomed. A certain Nikhit (also referred to as Mr Ochayev) was staying at their place. At around 5 a.m. an APC and several UAZ cars and URAL lorries arrived at the applicants’ house. A group of twenty-five to thirty masked and camouflaged servicemen broke inside. They blindfolded Ezir-Ali, Abzu, Said-Magomed and Nikhit with torn sheets and took them outside. The servicemen put Ezir-Ali in his own VAZ-2106 car and the other three men in a URAL lorry and drove away. It appears that at least four other men were arrested in Tsotsi-Yurt that morning, including Khizir Agamerzayev (also referred to as Agmurzayev). A URAL lorry had driven him to the centre of the settlement. Several days later the applicants learnt from anonymous sources that Ezir-Ali, Abzu, Said-Magomed, Nikhit and Khizir had been taken to the Main Federal Military Base in Khankala. On 13 September 2000 Nikhit and Khizir and three other Tsotsi-Yurt residents were released at a crossroad on the Rostov-Baku road in the vicinity of Mesker-Yurt, where they had been brought in an APC. According to Khizir, after the arrest he, Ezir-Ali, Abzu, Said-Magomed and Nikhit were put in separate cells in a basement. Khizir was beaten up and questioned about a certain Yakub from Tsotsi-Yurt, the Barayevs and the Akhmadovs, allegedly members of illegal armed groups. On 12 September 2000 in the morning Khizir had seen that servicemen had taken Ezir-Ali, Abzu and Said-Magomed outside and put them in military vehicles. The applicants have not seen their three relatives since their abduction on 4 September 2000.

 

Tekhiyeva v. Russia, (22257/11)

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Communicated: 21/11/2011
Lodged: 01/04/2011
Date of violations: 04/05/2004
Location: Chechnya, Serzhen-Yurt
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 3 May 2004 Mr Magomed-Salakh Tekhiyev was staying at Mr Umar Mukhadiyev’s house in Serzhen-Yurt. On 4 May 2004 at 6 a.m. a large group of armed and masked servicemen in camouflage uniforms stormed into the house. Pointing their guns at the two men, the intruders asked them for their passports. Since Magomed-Salakh had no passport on him, the servicemen tied his hands behind the back, put him in their APC with obscured registration numbers and drove away in direction of Avtury. On the same day the servicemen took away Umar Mukhadiyev’s neighbour, Mr Abdulvakhab Chevchiyev. As soon as the applicant learnt about Magomed-Salakh’s abduction, she went to the Shali district military commander’s office. Mr Dubovik, the military commander, acknowledged the abduction. He told the applicant that Magomed-Salakh and Abdulvakhab were detained in Avtury and would be released in three days; however, in three days he denied the detention in Avtury. He said that the men had been taken to the Main Federal Military Base in Khankala and would be released in fifteen days. Fifteen days later Mr Dubovik informed the applicant that the two abductees had absconded during the transportation. The applicant has not seen Mr Magomed-Salakh Tekhiyev since his abduction on 4 May 2004.

 

Titiyeva and Others v. Russia, (36897/11)

Judgement date: 09/10/2014
Communicated: 21/11/2011
Lodged: 10/06/2011
Date of violations: 16/07/2000
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

At the material time Mr Apti Medzhidov, Mr Akhmed Dudurkayev, Mr Visarkhan Dokuyev and Mr Alu Bultayev were policemen of the Road Patrol Service (Патрульно-постовая служба) at the Chechnya Ministry of the Interior (the MVD). They resided with their families in Tolstoy-Yurt, the Grozny district. In July 2000 the four men were in Grozny. The town was under curfew and only Russian military vehicles could freely move around. Apti, Akhmed and Visarkhan were staying at Markha Tatsuyeva’s flat and Alu was staying in another flat in the neighbourhood. Early in the morning on 16 July 2000 three or four APCs and several UAZ “tabletka” vehicles arrived at the building where Alu was staying. A group of fifteen servicemen in camouflage uniforms and helmets stormed into his flat, blindfolded and handcuffed him and put him in one of their APCs. The servicemen also arrested Ms Satsyta Sadykova, his neighbour, and put her into the same APC. After that the servicemen broke into Markha Tatsuyeva’s flat to arrest her, Apti, Akhmed, and Visarkhan. The servicemen put the four of them in the same APC with Alu and Satsyta. Then the APC drove to Khankala. Satsyta heard the sounds of helicopters and military vehicles throughout the one-hour journey.  In Khankala the six arrestees were placed in a detention centre. According to the applicants, the four men had been detained there until August 2001 without any official record of their detention there. Only Satsyta and Markha were officially registered as detainees. All of the detainees were kept in pits. Satsyta shared her pit with Alu. Once they managed to see Apti, Akhmed, Visarkhan and Markha. On 16 July 2000 Satsyta was transferred to another detention centre in Khankala and two days later to a temporary detention centre (SIZO) in Rostov-on-Don. On 21 July 2000 by a decision of Investigation unit of the FSB department in Rostov-on-Don Satsyta was released from detention. According to the decision, she had been arrested on suspicion of terrorist activities, in particular, blowing up a block of flats in Volgodonsk, the Rostov Region, on 16 September 1999. Markha was released on 21 July 2000. Some time later the applicants learnt from anonymous witnesses that as of August 2001 their relatives had been kept in the following detention facilities: SIZO no. 2 in Rostov-on-Don, a SIZO in Volgograd, SIZO no. 181 in Krasnodar and a SIZO in Chernokozovo. The applicants have not seen their four relatives since their abduction on 16 July 2000.

 

Kerefov v. Russia, (28480/13)

Communicated: 01/10/2014
Location: Kabardino-Balkaria, Nalchik
Representative: M. Abubakarov
Violation: Fair trial

The applicant live in the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria.He was a clean-up worker 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 the Nalchik Town Court awarded the applicant compensation of non pecuniary damage in the above connection. The judgment have not been appealed against and became final and enforceable. However, Federal Treasury Fund on behalf of the Russian Ministry of Finance lodged an appeal against the final judgments requesting that the statutory ten-day time limit for lodging such an appeal against the judgments be restored. Finally, the ten-day time limit was restored and the decision regarding the compensation was quashed. The applicant complains under Article 6 § 1 of the Convention that restoration of the time-limit for an appeal resulting in quashing of the final judgment in his favour violated the principle of legal certainty.

 

Salamov and Others v. Russia, (64266/11)

Judgement date: 18/09/2014
Communicated: 06/02/2012
Lodged: 15/09/2011
Date of violations: 12/11/2002
Location: Chechnya, Katyr-Yurt
Representative: MATERI CHECHNI
Violation: Disappearance

At the material time Katyr-Yurt was under curfew. At about 4 a.m. on 12 November 2002 a group of armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms and masks arrived at the applicants’ house in two APCs and a VAZ car. They broke into the house, quickly searched it, took Usman Salamov outside, forced him in one of the APCs and drove away. The applicants have not seen their son since his abduction on 12 November 2002.

 
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