Cases 641 - 660 of 710

Arzu Akhmadova and Others v. Russia, (13670/03)

Judgement date: 08/01/2009
Communicated: 15/09/2005
Date of violations: 06/03/2002
Admissible: 10/01/2008
Location: Chechnya, Starye Atagi
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

Between 6 and 11 March 2002  Russian federal forces conducted a large-scale special operation in the village of Starye Atagi under the command of general Borisov. Several young men were removed from their homes and taken to a so-called filtration point. Following detention, ten men, Aslan Akhmadov, Said-Selim Kanayev, Amir Pokayev, Islam Chagayev, Ibragim Magomadov, Magomed Isambayev, Ismail Dzhamayev (see the case of Dzhamayeva and Others v. Russia), Adlan Baysarov, Timur Khadzhayev and Abdul-Naser Zakayevwho, disappeared. In the course of the security operation villagers discovered several burned bodies in an abandoned house and in a car flattened by a tank. Despite repeated requests from the relatives of the missing men the authorities refused to conduct a forensic examination, allegedly for lack of funds. Although the authorities initially recognized that the men were apprehended during the security operation in Starye Atagi, they later claimed that the men were insurgents, who had been killed in fighting with federal forces. In June 2004 a forensic examination of the burned bodies established the identity of six bodies as belonging to Aslan Akhmadov, Said-Selim Kanayev, Amir Pokayev, Islam Chagayev, Ibragim Magomadov and Ismail Dzhamayev. The bodies of Magomed Isambayev, Adlan Baysarov, Timur Khadzhayev and Abdul-Naser Zakayev have not been found.

 

Nasukhanova and Others v. Russia, (5285/04)

Judgement date: 18/12/2008
Communicated: 11/05/2007
Lodged: 22/01/2004
Date of violations: 03/02/2003
Location: Chechnya, Village of Pervomayskaya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

At about 2.00 a.m. on 3 February 2003 four armoured personnel carriers ("APCs") and four Ural vehicles pulled up in front of a house in the village of Pervomayskaya and around thirty Russian military servicemen broke into it. When they left, they took Ruslan Kasumov with them. Ruslan has been missing since. Although his relatives immediately notified the authorities about his detention, a criminal investigation was not opened until 17 March 2003. The investigation later established that military vehicles were involved in the operation but it failed to identify the servicemen driving them.

 

Shemilova and Shemilov v. Russia, (42439/02)

Lodged: 15/06/2002
Date of violations: 29/03/2000
Admissible: 11/12/2008
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: Others
Violation: Property

On 29 March 2000, a group of armed military servicemen parked their armoured personnel carriers outside the Shamilov family's house in Grozny. The soldiers broke into the house and searched it. One soldier then sprayed the walls inside the house with petrol and set it on fire. The house together with the family's possessions burnt down completely. The criminal investigation failed to identify those responsible and the family never obtained any compensation for their destroyed property.  

 

Umayeva v. Russia, (1200/03)

Judgement date: 04/12/2008
Date of violations: 23/01/2000
Admissible: 11/12/2007
Location: Chechnya, City of Grozny, Staropromyslovsky district
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Indiscriminate bombing

In October 1999 hostilities resumed between Russian forces and Chechen armed groups. Grozny came under heavy bombardment. On 22 January 2000 the remaining residents were informed, via an amplifier installed in a helicopter and dropped leaflets, that the following day would be their last opportunity to leave the city through a humanitarian corridor. On 23 January 2000 at 9 a.m. Lipatu Umayeva and her family left the house. They walked in a group of about a hundred other civilians, many wearing white armbands. As the group passed a house where the Russian military was stationed artillery fire and shelling started. A helicopter appeared, from which a sniper fired. Lipatu received several shell and fire wounds and lost consciousness. She could not be taken to a hospital as the shelling continued and did not reach a hospital until a week later. To date she continues to suffer from the consequences of her injuries.

 

Gandaloyeva v. Russia, (14800/04)

Judgement date: 04/12/2008
Lodged: 10/03/2004
Date of violations: 17/09/2003
Location: Chechnya, Village of Gheki
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Extra-judicial execution

In the morning on 17 September 2003 Russian servicemen stopped Alaudin Gandaloyev, who worked as a forester, his son and another forester in the woods in the outskirts of the village of Gekhi. The men were asked for identity documents and then forced to lie down on the ground. Alaudin's son, lying down behind a car, heard how shots were fired. As the servicemen left shortly thereafter, he found Alaudin and the other forester shot dead. The investigation into Alaudin's death has not produced any results.

 

Tagirova and Others v. Russia, (20580/04)

Judgement date: 04/12/2008
Communicated: 30/05/2007
Lodged: 07/05/2004
Date of violations: 07/02/2003
Location: Chechnya, Urus-Martan
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

At about 3 a.m. on 7 February 2003 around twenty masked men wearing camouflage uniforms burst into the courtyard of the Tagirov family. The men were armed with sniper rifles equipped with silencers. A group of the men broke into the house and compelled the family to proceed to the courtyard. All family members, except Movsar Tagirov, the family's oldest son and a Chechen special task force trainee, were then forced back into the house. From the inside, they could see how the servicemen led Movsar Tagirov to the UAZ and Ural vehicles parked nearby. Movsar Tagirov has been missing since. The official investigation into his disappearance has not yielded any results.

 

Musikhanova and Others v. Russia, (27243/03)

Judgement date: 04/12/2008
Communicated: 07/06/2005
Date of violations: 09/11/2002
Admissible: 10/07/2007
Location: Chechnya, Urus-Martan
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

At 3 o'clock in the morning on 9 November 2002  several members of the Russian armed forces entered a home in Urus-Martan. They conducted an illegal search, checked the documents of each family member and detained Vakhid Musikhanov. He was driven away in a military vehicle and has not been seen or heard from since. The criminal investigation into his disappearance has been suspended and re-opened repeatedly but the investigation has not produced any meaningful results.

 

Ilyasova and Others v. Russia, (1895/04)

Judgement date: 04/12/2008
Communicated: 29/03/2007
Date of violations: 15/11/2002
Location: Chechnya, Mesker-Yurt
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

Early in the morning of 15 November 2002, Russian military servicemen in camouflage and masks arrived at the house of the Ilyasov family in the village of Mesker-Yurt. After having broken furniture, doors and windows in the house, the servicemen detained Adam Ilyasov and took him away in one of their three armored personnel carriers (APCs). Adam has been missing since. The investigation into the disappearance has not produced any results.

 

Bersunkayeva v. Russia, (27233/03)

Judgement date: 04/12/2008
Lodged: 10/07/2003
Date of violations: 13/06/2001
Admissible: 10/07/2007
Location: Chechnya, Urus-Martan
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

At around 4 a.m. on 13 June 2001 in Urus-Martan, a group of Russian military servicemen arrived at the house of Ayundi Bersunkayev where his nephew Artur Bersunkayev was temporarily residing. Six servicemen entered the house and hit Ayundi and Artur with their machine-guns. Artur lost consciousness. They then tied his hands and covered his mouth and eyes with adhesive tape. Ayundi was allowed to go back to his room, when he returned Artur was gone. Neighbors saw Artur being forced into one of the military vehicles before they drove away. His relatives has not seen him since. The criminal investigation into his case has not produced any results.

 

Akhmadova and Others v. Russia, (3026/03)

Judgement date: 04/12/2008
Communicated: 06/09/2005
Date of violations: 06/03/2002
Admissible: 11/12/2007
Location: Chechnya, Village of Makheti
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 6 March 2002 Russian federal forces detained Musa Akhmadov as he was driving to see his father in the village of Makheti. The soldiers brought Akhmadov to the military base in the village of Khattuni. The next day  military servicemen told his relatives that he had been transferred to Khankala military base. Akhmadov's family has not seen or heard from him since. The military prosecutor's office later established that Musa was detained by a group of servicemen at the road block in the vicinity of village Kirov-Yurt, delivered to the headquarters of the 51-st airborne regiment in the village of Khatuni and there transferred to the field subdivision of the FSB based at the same camp. Yet, the investigation failed to identify the perpetrators and establish the whereabouts of Akhmadov.

 

Askharova v. Russia, (13566/02)

Judgement date: 04/12/2008
Communicated: 26/04/2005
Date of violations: 18/05/2001
Admissible: 22/11/2007
Location: Chechnya, Serzehn-Yurt
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 18 May 2001 Russian forces conducting a sweep operation detained Sharani Askharov and eight other men in the town of Serzhen-Yurt. Witnesses reported seeing Askharov and others being beaten as they were led away by armed men. Of the detained, six were released, one was found dead and Ashkarov and another man remain missing. Russian prosecutors failed to open an investigation into Askharov's disappearance until October 2001.

 

Akhmadov and Others v. Russia, (21586/02)

Judgement date: 14/11/2008
Date of violations: 27/10/2001
Admissible: 03/05/2007
Location: Chechnya, Komsomolskoe
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Extra-judicial execution

On 27 October 2001 Zalina Mezhidova and Amkhad Gekhaev were driving home from a turnip field in Komsomolskoe when military helicopters opened fire on their car. After strafing the car with machine guns the servicemen took Amkhad and Zalina out of the car and carried them to the helicopter. The servicemen then blew up the car and left on the three helicopters. Two days later a military helicopter delivered the severely mutilated bodies of Amkhad and Zalina to the military commander's office in Gudermes. Although the official investigation into the killings identified the military servicemen involved in the attack, it was repeatedly suspended on the ground that the use of lethal force had been justified. In 2005 the investigation was closed due to the application of an amnesty law.

 

Tsurova and Others v. Russia, (29958/04)

Judgement date: 06/11/2008
Communicated: 21/03/2007
Date of violations: 26/04/2003
Location: Chechnya, City of Grozny
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 26 April 2003, Chechen lawyer Ibragim Tsurov was driving in Grozny together with three military servicemen when his car was forced to stop by three cars, including a volga with a blue flash light. A number of servicemen got out of the cars, pointed their weapons at the passengers and forced everybody out of the car. The servicemen then hit Tsurov with the butt of their rifles, put him in the boot of his car and drove him away. Tsurov's relatives immediately started to search for him. In July 2004, the Ingush Ministry of Interior confirmed that Tsurov had been detained by officers from the Malgobek town department of the Interior. However, Tsurov's whereabouts have not been established and nobody has been held accountable for his disappearance.

 

Khadzhialiyev and Others v. Russia, (3013/04)

Judgement date: 06/11/2008
Communicated: 11/04/2007
Date of violations: 15/12/2002
Location: Chechnya, Village of Samashki
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

Between 14 and 15 December 2002, military servicemen into the house of the Khadzhialiyev family in the village of Samashki, Chechnya. The armed men forced Ramzan and Rizvan Khadzhialieyv out of their beds and onto the floor where they beat them with their rifle butts. The brothers were then handcuffed and taken away while the other members of the family were locked in a room. On 22 December 2002, fragments of human bodies were found over an area of 500 square meters. It was later established that the remains originated from corpses that had been decapitated and then exploded. The remains were identified as belonging to the Khadzhialiyev brothers.

 

Magamadova and Iskhanova v. Russia, (33185/04)

Judgement date: 06/11/2008
Communicated: 29/03/2007
Date of violations: 14/11/2002
Location: Chechnya, Village of Mesker-Yurt
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

Early in the morning of 14 November 2002, armed military servicemen in camouflage and masks arrived at the houses of Viskhadzhi Magamadov and Khasan Mezhiyev, who are neighbors and live in the village of Mesker-Yurt. The two men were forced into armored personnel carriers and driven away. The investigation into the disappearance of Magamadov and Mezhiyev has not produced any results.

 

Shaipova and Others v. Russia, (10796/04)

Judgement date: 06/11/2008
Lodged: 09/02/2004
Date of violations: 09/04/2003
Location: Chechnya, Urus-Martan
Representative: D. Itslayev
Violation: Disappearance

At about 2.30 a.m. on 9 April 2003 a large group of armed men in camouflage uniforms entered the Shaipov family's courtyard in Urus-Martan. Around ten of them broke into the house where they violently apprehended Akhmed Shaipov. They ordered the family to stay inside and led Akhmed away. He has not been seen since. The investigation into his disappearance has not produced any results.

 

Magomed Musayev and Others v. Russia, (8979/02)

Judgement date: 23/10/2008
Communicated: 26/04/2005
Date of violations: 10/12/2000
Admissible: 18/10/2007
Location: Chechnya, Village of Raduzhnova; Village of Dolinskii
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

Said-Rakhman Musayev, Odes Mitayev and Magomed Magomadov were detained during a large scale mop-up operation conducted by Russian federal forces in the neighbouring villages of Raduzhnoye, Pobedinskoye and Dolinskiy on 10 December 2000. On that day a total of 21 men were detained by Russian servicemen. All of them were subsequently released except Said-Rakhman, Odes and Magomed. <p> Several detainees later testified how they were taken to the main Russian military base at Khankala. Despite the winter weather they were kept in two pits in the ground, 3-4 metres deep, for several days. They were taken out one by one for questioning. During the questioning they were hit with rifle buts. <p> On 21 February 2001 the mutilated bodies of Said-Rakhman, Odes and Magomed were found in the abandoned village of Zdorovye (also called Dachny), located less than a kilometer from Khankala. The bodies bore numerous gunshot and knife wounds. Odes had one ear cut off. The corpses of additional 48 people were eventually found in the vicinity of the village. One of them was 40-year-old mother of four Nura Luluyeva, who was detained by Russian servicemen on 3 June 2000 in Grozny (see the case of Luluyev v. Russia).

 

Salatkhanovy v. Russia, (17945/03)

Judgement date: 16/10/2008
Lodged: 24/11/2000
Date of violations: 17/04/2000
Admissible: 20/09/2007
Location: Chechnya, Village of Dyshne-Vedeno
Representative: Others
Violation: Extra-judicial execution

On 17 April 2000 at about 1 p.m. Ayub Salatkhanov, aged 16, went to the village market in Dyshne-Vedeno. A convoy of Russian military vehicles passed by. One of the servicemen raised his automatic rifle and shot at Ayub. He died on the way to the hospital. The same day, one officer was identified as the perpetrator. The criminal investigation into the murder has since been opened and closed on several occasions. In April 2005, the officer was arrested and the case committed for trial to a military court. The military court sentenced the officer to ten years of imprisonment for murder in July 2006. In its judgment of 16 October 2008, the ECtHR held that the applicants had lost their victim status as the national authorities had acknowledged, and then afforded redress for the breach of the Convention. Consequently, Russia was not held responsible for any violations of the Convention.

 

Debizova and Bargaeyva v. Russia, (13573/02)

Judgement date: 09/10/2008
Communicated: 26/04/2005
Date of violations: 14/01/2001
Admissible: 23/10/2007
Location: Chechnya, Starye Atagi
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

Russian servicemen detained dozens of villagers during a large military operation in the neighbouring villages of Novye Atagi and Starye Atagi between 14 and 16 January 2001. All of them were subsequently released except five men, three of them the applicants' relatives, Bekkhan Bargayev, Said-Magomed Debizov and Iznovr Serbiev. The mutilated bodies of two detainees were found on 26 January 2001. There has been no news about the applicants' three relatives since they were detained.

 

Zulpa Akhmatova and Others v. Russia, (13569/02)

Judgement date: 09/10/2008
Communicated: 26/04/2005
Date of violations: 14/01/2001
Admissible: 23/10/2007
Location: Chechnya, Starye Atagi; Novye Atagi
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

Russian servicemen detained dozens of villagers during a large military operation in the neighbouring villages of Novye Atagi and Starye Atagi between 14 and 16 January 2001. All of them were subsequently released except five men, three of them the applicants' relatives, Bekkhan Bargayev, Said-Magomed Debizov and Iznovr Serbiev. The mutilated bodies of two detainees were found on 26 January 2001. There has been no news about the applicants' three relatives since they were detained.

 
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