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Mezhidovy v. Russia, (50606/08)

Judgement date: 23/10/2018
Communicated: 22/04/2015
Lodged: 18/09/2008
Date of violations: 15/05/2002
Location: Chechnya, Avtury
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 6000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

On 15 May 2002 a group of about twenty armed servicemen arrived at the applicants’ house in two APCs and took Mr MagomedEmin Mezhidov away. On 28 November 2002 the Shali district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 59266. The investigation is still pending.

 

Shakhidova and Others v. Russia, (27066/09)

Judgement date: 23/10/2018
Communicated: 22/04/2015
Lodged: 29/04/2009
Date of violations: 14/05/2002
Location: Chechnya, Makhkety
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 12250 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 120000 €

On 14 May 2002 a group of armed military servicemen in camouflage uniforms arrived in the applicants’ village in APCs and URAL vehicles and took Mr Akhyad Shakhidov and Mr Khamzat Shakhidov away. On 16 June 2002 the Vedeno district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 73038. The investigation is still pending.

 

Israilovy v. Russia, (58253/10)

Judgement date: 23/10/2018
Communicated: 22/04/2015
Lodged: 01/10/2010
Date of violations: 16/08/2002
Location: Chechnya, Germenchuk
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

On 16 August 2002 (in the documents submitted also stated as 17 August 2002) a group of about forty to fifty servicemen in camouflage uniforms and masks arrived at the applicants’ house in two APCs and an Ural lorry and took Mr Magomed Israilov away. On 29 August 2002 the Shali district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 59221. The investigation is still pending.

 

Tatayeva and Others v. Russia, (12868/11)

Judgement date: 23/10/2018
Communicated: 10/07/2015
Lodged: 14/02/2011
Date of violations: 01/12/2001
Location: Chechnya, Urus-Martan
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 6000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

The applicants are close relatives of Rustam Makayev who was allegedly abducted in 2001 by servicemen from home in Chechnya. The event took place in the area under full control of the military forces. The applicants have had no news of their missing relative thereafter. The proceedings, after having been suspended and resumed on several occasions, have been pending for several years without attaining any tangible results. Referring to Article 2 of the Convention, the applicants complain of the violation of the right to life of their relative and submit that the circumstances of his abduction and ensuing disappearance indicate that he had been abducted by State agents. The applicants further complain that no effective investigation was carried out into the incident.

 

Edilsultanova and Others v. Russia, (41877/11)

Judgement date: 23/10/2018
Communicated: 08/06/2015
Lodged: 01/07/2011
Date of violations: 13/04/2003
Location: Chechnya, Chiti-Yurt
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 18000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

On 13 April 2003 a group of fifteen to twenty armed servicemen arrived at the applicants’ house in an APC and two UAZ vehicles and took Mr Ruslan Edilsultanov away. On 12 May 2003 the Shali district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 22080. The investigation is still pending.

 

Mutsayeva v. Russia, (44311/11)

Judgement date: 23/10/2018
Communicated: 10/07/2015
Lodged: 12/07/2011
Date of violations: 17/03/2003
Location: Chechnya, Avtury
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 4000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 120000 €

The applicant is the mother of Salakh Yakhyaev  who was allegedly abducted in 2003 by servicemen from home in Chechnya. The event took place in the area under full control of the military forces. The applicants have had no news of their missing relative thereafter. The proceedings, after having been suspended and resumed on several occasions, have been pending for several years without attaining any tangible results. Referring to Article 2 of the Convention, the applicant complains of the violation of the right to life of her relative and submits that the circumstances of his abduction and ensuing disappearance indicate that he had been abducted by State agents. The applicant further complains that no effective investigation was carried out into the incident.

 

Oybuyev and Others v. Russia, (62172/11)

Judgement date: 23/10/2018
Communicated: 08/06/2015
Lodged: 30/09/2011
Date of violations: 01/05/2005
Location: Chechnya, Starye Atagi
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 16500 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

On 1 April 2005 a group of armed servicemen arrived at the applicants’ house in a Gazel, a VAZ-21099, a VAZ-2109 and a VAZ 2106 vehicles and took Mr Rizvan Oybuyev away. On 6 May 2005 the Grozny district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 44037. The investigation is still pending.

 

Isiyevy v. Russia, (52167/11)

Judgement date: 23/10/2018
Communicated: 04/09/2015
Lodged: 11/08/2011
Date of violations: 22/07/2002
Location: Chechnya, Argun
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 26000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

On 22 July 2002 Mr Razamabek Isiyev drove his car on the Argun Shali highway, when he was stopped by a group of servicemen in APC and taken to the FSB office in Argun. On 3 August 2002 the Argun district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 78081. The investigation is currently pending.

 

Limayevy v. Russia, (62560/11)

Judgement date: 23/10/2018
Communicated: 10/07/2015
Lodged: 19/02/2009
Date of violations: 28/10/2002
Location: Chechnya, Argun
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 1500 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

The applicants are close relatives of Movsar Limayev  who was allegedly abducted in 2002 by servicemen from home in Chechnya. The event took place in the area under full control of the military forces. The applicants have had no news of their missing relative thereafter. The proceedings, after having been suspended and resumed on several occasions, have been pending for several years without attaining any tangible results. Referring to Article 2 of the Convention, the applicants complain of the violation of the right to life of their relative and submit that the circumstances of his abduction and ensuing disappearance indicate that he had been abducted by State agents. The applicants further complain that no effective investigation was carried out into the incident.

 

Khamidova and Elmurzayeva v. Russia, (13843/12)

Judgement date: 23/10/2018
Communicated: 16/10/2015
Lodged: 27/02/2012
Date of violations: 02/04/2005
Location: Chechnya, Shali
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

On 2 April 2005 a group of armed servicemen arrived at the applicants’ house in two UAZ (“таблетка”) vehicles and a Niva model car and took Mr Suleiman Said-Khusein Elmurzayev away. On 14 June 2005 the Shali district prosecutors’ office opened criminal case no. 46060. The investigation is still pending.

 

Elzhurkayevy v. Russia, (13909/12)

Judgement date: 23/10/2018
Communicated: 16/10/2015
Lodged: 27/02/2012
Date of violations: 03/08/2004
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 12000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

On 3 August 2004 a group of about thirty armed servicemen arrived at the applicants’ house in a VAZ-21010, UAZ vehicles and a Zhiguli model car and took Mr Magomed Elzhurkayev away. On 13 August 2004 the Staropromyslovskiy district prosecutors’ office in Grozny opened criminal case no. 33066. The investigation is still pending.

 

Askhabayeva v. Russia, (79940/12)

Judgement date: 23/10/2018
Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 07/12/2012
Date of violations: 18/01/2005
Location: Chechnya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Pecuniary damage: 10000 €
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

On 18 January 2005 a group of armed servicemen arrived at the applicant’s house in an APC, two UAZ vehicles and a Niva car and took Mr Saykhan Isayev away. On 8 June 2005 the Grozny district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 44048 (in the documents submitted the number was also referred to as 44004). The investigation is still pending.

 

Shovkhalova v. Russia, (34290/11)

Judgement date: 23/10/2018
Communicated: 08/06/2015
Lodged: 26/04/2011
Date of violations: 17/02/2005
Location: Chechnya, Avtury
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance
Non-pecuniary damage: 60000 €

On 17 February 2005 a group of around twenty armed servicemen arrived at the Mr Adam Sadgayev’s house in a Gazel and UAZ (“таблетка”) vehicles and took him away. On 5 April 2005 the Shali district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 46036. The investigation is still pending.

 

Betereskhanova and Others v. Russia, (32554/12)

Judgement date: 23/10/2018
Date of violations: 04/11/2002
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Tagir Shamsudinov
Violation: Disappearance

At about 3 a.m. on 4 November 2002 a group of ten to twelve armed servicemen in camouflage uniforms and balaclavas broke into the applicants’ house in the village of Goyskoye. Speaking unaccented Russian, the servicemen searched the premises, checked Mr Zayndi Dudarkayev’s passport and took him away to an unknown destination. At the time of the events the applicants’ neighbours saw heavy military vehicles parked on the road near their house. Two days after the abduction, on 6 November 2002, the same military servicemen again arrived at the applicants’ house in an Ural lorry. They thoroughly searched the premises and left. The whereabouts of Mr Zayndi Dudarkayev have remained unknown since the date of his abduction. The abduction took place in the presence of the applicants.

 

Mazepa and Others v. Russia, ( 15086/07)

Judgement date: 17/10/2018
Lodged: 06/04/2007
Date of violations: 07/10/2006
Location: Moscow
Representative: K. Moskalenko
Violation: Right to life

The present case regards the killing of the investigative journalist Ms Anna Politkovskaya. The applicants are Anna's relatives, who complain that there was no effective investigation into her assasination, as guaranteed by Article 2 of the Convention. Anna was killed in the elevator of the house, where she lived. The investigation, which lasted since 2006 concluded with the identification and the further conviction of five men, who were directly involved into the murder. However, the applicants complained, that the authorities failed to identify the persons, who had commissioned and financed the crime. First of all, the Court underlined, that in cases where the victim of a killing is a journalist, it is crucially important to check a possible connection of the crime to the journalist’s professional activity. Moreover, the Court noticed, that the investigation into a contract killing cannot be considered adequate in the absence of genuine and serious investigative efforts taken with the view to identifying the intellectual author of the crime, that is, the person or people who commissioned the assassination. Finally, the Court heldthat there had been a violation of Article 2 of the Convention in its procedural limb.

 

Makhloyev v. Russia, (66320/09)

Judgement date: 16/10/2018
Lodged: 17/12/2009
Date of violations: 29/10/2009
Location: Ingushetia
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

The Court holds that the authorities failed to carry out an effective criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Mr Maskhud Makhloyev, in breach of Article 2 of the Convention in its procedural aspect. As to the applicant’s complaint under Article 13 taken in conjunction with Article 2 of the Convention, having regard to the finding of a violation of Article 2 of the Convention in its procedural aspect, the Court considers that there is no need for a separate examination of it on its merits (see Saidova v. Russia, no. 51432/09, § 85, 1 August 2013; Dobriyeva and Others v. Russia, no. 18407/10, § 89, 19 December 2013; and Ibragim Tsechoyev v. Russia, no. 18011/12, § 71, 21 June 2016).

 

Tsakoyev and Tsakoyeva v. Russia, (16397/07)

Judgement date: 02/10/2018
Communicated: 16/06/2009
Lodged: 09/04/2007
Date of violations: 27/09/2004
Location: Kabardino-Balkaria, Nalchik
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Torture

On 27 September 2004 Rasul Tsakoyev was detained and taken to the Organized Crime Unit of the Ministry of the Interior of Kabardino-Balkaria (OCU) in Nalchik. Between 27 and 29 September he was repeatedly tortured by OCU officers who tried to force him to confess to participation in an illegal armed group. The officers beat him with rubber truncheons, burned cigarettes against his body, put needles under his nails and tortured him with electric shocks. At about 8 p.m. on 29 September Rasul was brought home in a very bad shape. His relatives immediately called for an ambulance and he was taken to the emergency room where he was diagnosed with multiple serious injuries. On 4 October 2004 Rasul died in the hospital.

 

Avsanova and others against Russia, (62380/12)

Communicated: 07/09/2018
Lodged: 30/04/2012
Date of violations: 03/09/2004
Location: North Ossetia, Beslan
Representative: Others
Violation: Right to life

The facts of the present case are connected to the Tagayeva and Others case. The applicants are thirty nine individuals who had either been taken hostage and/or injured, or are family members of those killed during the terrorist attack at a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, on 1-3 September of 2004. The hostage-taking was organized by the members of the Chechen separatist movement and occurred at the opening ceremony of the academic year. More than 1,000 people were held captive. A number of hostages were killed by the terrorists in the first two days. On the 3 of September, the armed intervention of the Russian forces killed over 330 people (including over 180 children) and injured over 750 people. Relying on Article 2 of the Convention, the applicants complained about violations of the right to life on the following accounts: a breach of the positive obligation to protect life as the school security had not been properly ensured prior to the attack; the absence of an effective investigation due to the fail to establish all the relevant circumstances of the tragic events and to identify the persons responsible, as well as the denial of the victims’ full access to the documents of the criminal investigation; and finally, the disproportionate use of force as the storming of the building was not undertaken with the primary aim of preserving lives.

 

Dashuyeva Eliza v. Russia, (5725/11)

Communicated: 07/09/2018
Lodged: 22/12/2010
Date of violations: 14/10/2006
Location: Chechnya, Prigorodnoye village
Representative: No representative
Violation: Right to life

The present case regards the deaths of the applicant’s brother and mother. On 17 November 2005 the applicant’s brother, Mr Zelimkhan Dashuyev, was abducted from his house in the Prigorodnoye village, in the Grozny district by a group of State servicemen in camouflage uniforms. The next day his body, bearing the traces of a violent death, was found in the vicinity of the Chechen-Aul village in the Grozny district. Even though, the criminal case was opened, it was suspended on several occasions and there was no progress in the investigation. On 14 October 2006 an unidentified person opened fire in the street, in the vicinity of the house of the applicant’s mother (Ms Ayupova). As a result, she received a gunshot wound to the chest and died instantly. The investigation was suspended on several occasions. The applicant complains under Article 2 of the Convention that her brother and then her mother had been killed by State agents in 2005 and 2006 respectively and that the authorities failed to carry out an effective investigation into the circumstances of their deaths.

 

Khashagulgovy v. Russia, (73006/17)

Communicated: 06/09/2018
Lodged: 28/09/2017
Date of violations: 15/02/2013
Location: North Ossetia, Vladikavkaz
Representative: Others
Violation: Right to life

The applicants of the present case are the brother and the son of Sultan-Girey Khashagulgov, who was known as a local community activist in opposition to the local authorities. In 2013 there was a criminal case opened in connection with the attempt of Mr. Khashagulgov on the life of a law-enforcement officer. On 8 February 2013 the brother of Sultan-Girey was detained by the police and taken to the temporary detention centre in Vladikavkaz. There he was tortured in order to make him give incriminating evidence against his brother. On 13 February 2013 a group of law enforcement agents arrived at the applicants’ house and searched the premises. During the search, while Sultan was inside the house, an explosion occurred. It is unclear whether he was wounded during the explosion or by the officers who conducted the search, as well as what degree of injuries he had sustained and whether any medical assistance had been provided to him on the spot or later on. Further he was taken to the same police department where his brother was held. According to the Sultan’s brother, while in detention, he heard his brother being tortured and screaming from pain. Two days later Sultan died in detention. The applicants complain under Article 2 of the Convention that State agents used unjustified lethal force against their relative and that the domestic authorities failed to investigate the incident. Under Article 3 of the Convention, the applicants complain that State agents ill-treated the first applicant (Sultan’s brother) and that no proper investigation into the matter has been carried out.

 
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