Cases 21 - 40 of 710

Zaurayeva v. Russia, (65489/12)

Judgement date: 21/01/2020
Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 25/09/2012
Date of violations: 23/12/2006
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Disappearance

On 23 December 2006 Mr Lema Zaurayev was stopped at the market in Grozny, in his VAZ-2107 car with registration numbers V075UN 95 (“В075УН 95”), and taken away by servicemen in an APC. On 9 January 2007 the Leninskiy district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 10000. The investigation is currently pending.

 

Tasuyev and Others v. Russia, (17499/12)

Judgement date: 21/01/2020
Communicated: 02/03/2016
Lodged: 29/02/2012
Date of violations: 29/05/2003
Location: Chechnya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 29 May 2003 a group of armed servicemen arrested the first applicant in his house in Shalazhi, took him to unknown premises where he was detained and tortured for eleven days. On the same date, 29 May 2003, the same servicemen detained Mr Lechi Tasuyev on a street in Shalazhi, took him away in an UAZ vehicle and seized his car. On 2 June 2003 the Urus-Martan district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 34063. The investigation is still pending.

 

Novrzukayeva and Others v. Russia, (52089/11)

Judgement date: 21/01/2020
Communicated: 04/09/2015
Lodged: 10/08/2011
Date of violations: 14/08/2002
Location: Chechnya, Agishty
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 14 August 2002 in the course of “sweeping-up” operation in Agishty village servicemen of the 45th regiment took Mr Idris Novrzukayev, Mr Abdul-Vab Dilayev and Mr German Abuyev away. On 21 November 2002 the Shali district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 59260. The investigation is currently pending.

 

Makhаuri v. Russia, (70640/10)

Judgement date: 21/01/2020
Communicated: 04/09/2015
Lodged: 10/11/2010
Date of violations: 06/07/2006
Location: Ingushetia, Nesterovskaya
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

On 6 July 2006 a group of thirty armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms and balaclavas arrived at the applicant’s house in armoured UAZ vehicles, GAZEL minivans and the APCs. They beat Mr Sukhrap Makhаuri unconscious and then took him away. On 21 August 2006 the Sunzhenskiy district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 06600061. The investigation is currently pending.

 

Timerbulatova v. Russia, (44116/10)

Judgement date: 21/01/2020
Communicated: 04/09/2015
Lodged: 01/07/2010
Date of violations: 11/01/2002
Location: Chechnya, Gudermes
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 11 January 2002 several armed men in camouflage uniforms and balaclavas arrived at the applicant’s house in Gudermes in a green UAZ minivan (“tabletka”) and a white VAZ-2106 and took Mr Ali Timerbulatov away. On 29 January 2002 several armed servicemen in balacl vas broke into the flat of Mr Saidal-Khadzhi Magomedov and Ms Sovdat Timerbulatova and took them both away in a white UAZ minivan. On 25 January 2002 and on 1 February 2002 the Gudermes District Prosecutor’s Office opened the criminal cases no.57005 into the abduction of Mr Ali Timerbulatov, and no.57006 into the abduction of Mr Saidal-Khadzhi Magomedov and Ms Sovdat Timerbulatova.The investigation is currently pending.

 

Vatsayeva and Others v. Russia, (44658/12)

Judgement date: 21/01/2020
Communicated: 04/09/2015
Lodged: 22/08/2011
Date of violations: 24/06/2011
Location: Chechnya, Gudermes
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Killing

On 24 June 2011 in Gudermes several armed officers from the Security Service of the Chechen President arrested Mr Khalid Dushayev and his friend Mr A. A. and took them to the Tsentaroy ROVD. On 10 January 2012 the body of Mr Khalid Dushayev was found in the Grozny morgue with traces of torture. On 19 July 2011 the Gudermes district investigations committee opened criminal case no. 53050. The investigation is currently pending.

 

I. and Others v. Russia, (21260/16)

Judgement date: 14/01/2020
Communicated: 16/05/2018
Lodged: 12/04/2016
Date of violations: 05/12/2014
Location: Chechnya, Naurskiy District
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 5 December 2014 the five men (the sons of the four applicants) were taken by the police to the Naurskiy ROVD. According to the applicants, it was done within the campaign of reprisals for the armed attack on State bodies in Grozny on 3-4 December 2014. That campaign included burning of houses of family members of persons suspected of involvement in illegal armed groups, their arrests and detentions. It was told that the men had been released on 6 December 2014, bud they have gone missing since. The applicants complained under Article 2  that the State agents had been responsible for their sons' abduction and subsequent disappearance and that the authorities had failed to carry out an effective investigation into the matter. They additionally alleged the violation of Article 3, as the men's disappearance led to a mental suffering of the applicants. Under Article 5 of the Convention, they complained that their sons' unlawful detention violated that provision in its entirety and that, in violation of Article 13 of the Convention, they had no effective domestic remedies against the alleged violations of Articles 2 and 3 of the Convention.

 

A. and Others v. Russia, (2297/15)

Judgement date: 14/01/2020
Communicated: 16/05/2018
Lodged: 26/08/2015
Date of violations: 05/12/2014
Location: Chechnya, Naurskiy District
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 5 December 2014 a police officer arrived at one of the applicants’ houses and took Mr B.A. and Mr K. K. to the same police station to clarify some information. At about midnight of the same day the father of Mr. A. telephoned that police officer. The officer told him that his son and Mr K. would be released soon. However, the applicants’ sons did not return home. On 5 January 2015 the applicants were taken to the ROVD where they were informed them that both men had been released from on 6 December 2014 and that their whereabouts after that date were unknown. The applicants complained under Article 2  that the State agents had been responsible for the men's abduction and subsequent disappearance and that the authorities had failed to carry out an effective investigation into the matter. They additionally alleged the violation of Article 3, as the men's disappearance led to a mental suffering of the applicants. Under Article 5 of the Convention, they complained that their sons' unlawful detention violated that provision in its entirety and that, in violation of Article 13 of the Convention, they had no effective domestic remedies against the alleged violations of Articles 2 and 3 of the Convention.

 

Izhayeva v. Russia, (53074/12)

Judgement date: 14/01/2020
Communicated: 04/09/2015
Lodged: 07/08/2012
Date of violations: 06/07/2007
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 6 June 2007 about seven-eight armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms in GAZEL minivan with registration number A783AP 95 and VAZ-2110 broke to the applicant’s house and took away Mr Arsen Izhayev to an unknown location. The applicant’s neighbour Mr A. Dzh. was also taken away but released next day. On 18 June 2007 the Leninskiy district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 10067. The investigation is currently pending.

 

Dibirova v. Russia, (66876/12)

Judgement date: 14/01/2020
Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 10/10/2012
Date of violations: 25/04/2007
Location: Dagestan, Makhachkala
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 25 April 2007 Mr Ramaz Dibirov disappeared in Makhachkala on the way home from a cafe. On 14 May 2007 the Leninskiy district prosecutor’s office in Makhachkala opened criminal case no. 701605. The investigation is currently pending.

 

Isayeva v. Russia, (70095/12)

Judgement date: 14/01/2020
Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 24/10/2012
Date of violations: 26/04/2007
Location: Dagestan, Makhachkala
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 26 April 2007 Mr Isa Isayev left his home in Makhachkala, Dagestan, and did not return. On 29 May 2007 the Sovetskiy district prosecutor’s office in Makhachkala opened criminal case no. 702839 (in the documents submitted the number was also referred to as 702819). The investigation is still pending.

 

Yakha Ilyasova v. Russia, (71667/12)

Judgement date: 14/01/2020
Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 26/10/2012
Date of violations: 01/09/2009
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 1 October 2009 about twenty armed servicemen forced their way into the applicant’s house in A.Sheripova village and took Mr Suleyman Ilyasov away. On 9 November 2009 the Grozny inter-district investigation department of the Chechnya Investigations Committee opened criminal case no. 81010. The investigation is still pending.

 

Bisultanovy against Russia, (75973/12)

Judgement date: 14/01/2020
Communicated: 16/03/2016
Lodged: 01/11/2012
Date of violations: 21/05/2004
Location: Chechnya
Representative: MATERI CHECHNI
Violation: Disappearance

At the material time, Mr Bisultanov was a resident of Grozny. However, on account of the ongoing military operation in the Chechen Republic, he and his family moved to the neighbouring Stavropol Region, where they settled temporarily in the village of Nadezhda, in the Shpakovskiy district, situated about eleven kilometres from the city of Stavropol. At about 7.30 a.m. on 21 May 2004 (the date was also referred to as 22 May 2004 in the documents submitted), Mr Bisultanov, his wife Ms P.S. and their daughter, the second applicant, were at home when a group of about twenty armed military servicemen in camouflage uniforms arrived at their house at 15 Ponizovskaya Street (also spelled as Ponizovskogo and Ponazovskaya Street in the case file) in Nadezhda. The servicemen were in a PAZ bus and a Niva car without registration numbers. They were wearing balaclavas and military helmets. Having broken into the house, they conducted an unauthorised search of the premises and then forced Mr Bisultanov outside. Meanwhile, Ms P.S. asked one of the servicemen where her husband was being taken. The servicemen replied that, she would be able to find her husband at the Shpakovskiy district department of the interior (Отдел внутренних дел Шпаковского района Ставропольского края) as soon as certain questions had been clarified. Thereafter, the servicemen put Mr Bisultanov into the PAZ bus and drove off to an unidentified destination. The whereabouts of Mr Bisultanov have remained unknown since then.

 

Abdulbek GADAYEV and others against Russia, (51119/15)

Judgement date: 14/01/2020
Communicated: 19/09/2016
Lodged: 02/10/2015
Date of violations: 05/08/2008
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Materi Chechni
Violation: Disappearance

At about 10 p.m. on 5 August 2008 a group of armed servicemen in civilian clothes arrived at the applicants’ house at 1 Tsvetochnaya Street in Mesker-Yurt, Chechnya in three vehicles: a white VAZ 2107 car with the registration numbers containing the digits 327 07 RUS; a VAZ 2112; and an UAZ jeep (the Hunter model) without registration numbers. The servicemen entered the courtyard of the applicants’ house, apprehended Mr Gadayev (a former member of illegal armed groups), forced him into the VAZ 2107 car and drove off in the direction of the Shali-Argun motorway. The first applicant saw the servicemen taking his son away and tried to intervene; however, one of the perpetrators threatened him with firearms and fired several warning shots into the ground. According to the applicants, shortly after the abduction the white VAZ 2107 car was seen parked on the premises of the Argun department of the interior (Аргунский отдел внутренних дел) (hereinafter “the OVD”). The car allegedly belonged to Mr Su.I., who was also abducted on 5 August 2008 by a group of armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms. According to the applicants’ version of the event, the servicemen seized Mr Su.I.’s VAZ 2107 car, changed its registration plate and drove to Mesker-Yurt, where they carried out the abduction of Mr Gadayev. The whereabouts of Mr Gadayev have remained unknown ever since.

 

Shamaan Banzayev V. Russia, (21129/09)

Judgement date: 14/01/2020
Communicated: 13/07/2018
Lodged: 26/03/2009
Date of violations: 15/11/2002
Location: Chechnya, Gezenchu
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Right to life

In 2001, as a part of the military counter-terrorist operation, the Russian military forces opened shelling of the village of Gezenchu, as a result of which the applicant’s wife, Malika Vanayeva died. The applicant’s brother, Shamkhan Banzhayev, at the time was the head of the village administration. He lodged an official complaint about the incidence, where he argued that, since the village consisted of only seven families, the federal forces could readily have ascertained that, due to its size, the village would have been unable to harbour illegal armed groups without the authorities’ knowledge. He added, that the day prior to the shelling, he and a number of other representatives of the local community had gone to the military base in Engenoy and spoken with them in an effort to prevent any bombing. The military officers had promised to keep in mind their request. No criminal case on matter was opened. On 15 November 2002 Mr Shamkhan Banzhayev was abducted, allegedly by military servicemen who wanted to stop him from pushing the authorities to investigate the shelling. After his abduction the applicant’s brother had remained missing. The applicant complains under Article 2 of the Convention that his wife’s and his brother’s right to life was violated and that the authorities failed to effectively investigate the incidents.

 

Styazhkova v. Russia, (14791/04)

Judgement date: 14/01/2020
Communicated: 05/07/2011
Lodged: 08/04/2004
Date of violations: 08/08/2002
Location: Chechnya
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Right to life

On 29 December 2001 the applicant’s son was drafted for military service. From 10 July 2002 he served in military unit no. 44822, based in the village of Borzoy, the Chechen Republic.  On 8 August 2002 the military unit informed the competent military prosecutor’s office that the applicant’s son had been found dead on its premises.

 

Dyshneyeva v. Russia, (19820/16)

Judgement date: 17/12/2019
Communicated: 05/02/2018
Lodged: 04/04/2016
Date of violations: 10/07/2012
Location: Dagestan
Representative: Committee Against Torture
Violation: Disappearance

On the morning of 10 July 2012 Mr Badurgov left his home in Grozny for a 10.30 a.m. job interview at the Tyan Shin company, located in the Zavodskoy district of Grozny. After the interview, shortly after he had left the company premises, two men in camouflage uniforms were seen in the vicinity asking questions about his whereabouts. Later in the morning, between 11 a.m. and 12 noon, Khusein Badurgov was allegedly seen near the Berkat marketplace in Grozny and then, about two hours later, next to a restaurant on the corner of Mayakovskogo and Zavety Ilyicha Streets. On that corner were located CCTV cameras. At some point after the job interview, Khuseyn Badurgov telephoned his sister. According to her, as they had been speaking, someone had greeted Mr Badurgov and then the connection had been cut off. The signal of Khusein Badurgov’s mobile phone was registered later in the afternoon as emanating from the village of Nesterovskaya, Ingushetia – about 9 kilometres from Ordzhonikidzevskaya, Ingushetia and 65 kilometres from Grozny, Chechnya. That day Mr Badurgov did not return home; since then he has been missing.

 

Shaytilayeva v Russia, (18988/16)

Judgement date: 17/12/2019
Communicated: 05/02/2018
Lodged: 01/04/2016
Date of violations: 04/08/2012
Location: Dagestan
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Non-pecuniary damage: 26000 €

The applicant and her son Adam Khayrulayev resided together in Komsomolskoye (in the documents submitted also referred to as Komsomolskaya), a village in the Kizilyurt district of Dagestan. On several occasions prior to 2012 Adam Khayrulayev was detained on suspicion of terrorist-related activities and the police searched his house. On or around 1 August 2012 a local police officer was murdered. According to the applicant, the police suspected Adam Khayrulayev of involvement in the crime. At about 2.30 a.m. on 4 August 2012 Adam Khayrulayev and four other men (among them Mr Kurban I.) were sitting on a bench in front of 31 Kavkazskaya Street in Komsomolskoye, where Mr Kurban I. resided. The men were talking after the night prayer at the local mosque, when a group of seven to nine armed men in balaclavas, camouflage uniforms and military outfits, pulled over in two cars – a silver VAZ-217030 (Lada Priora model) and a black VAZ-21114) with tinted windows and without registration numbers. Making threatening gestures with their firearms, they forced everyone to the ground and then put the applicant’s son in one of their vehicles and drove off. The incident lasted for several minutes and was witnessed by several people.

 

Kudusov and Others v. Russia, (1978/13)

Judgement date: 17/10/2019
Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 21/12/2012
Date of violations: 24/09/2001
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Materi Chechni
Violation: Disappearance

On 24 September 2001 a group of armed servicemen arrived at the applicants’ house in two APCs and took Mr Alikhan Kudusov away.
On 6 February 2004 the Argun town prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 48003 (in the documents submitted the number was also referred to as 37062 and 59185). The investigation is still pending.

 

Dzhambekov v. Russia, (30709/13)

Judgement date: 17/10/2019
Communicated: 23/09/2016
Lodged: 29/04/2013
Date of violations: 05/10/2001
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Tagir Shamsudinov
Violation: Disappearance

On 5 October 2001 Magomed Dzhambekov’s white VAZ 2106 car with registration numbers K674XT95 was stopped at a checkpoint in Roshni-Chu for an identity check. The servicemen beat Magomed Dzhambekov, forced him into the boot of his VAZ 2106 car and drove away in the direction of the centre of Urus-Martan. On 3 November 2002 the Urus-Martan town prosecutor’s office opened criminal case number 61153. The investigation is still pending.

 
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