Cases 21 - 40 of 706

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.

 

Ismailovy v. Russia, (2664/12)

Judgement date: 17/10/2019
Communicated: 02/03/2016
Lodged: 20/12/2011
Date of violations: 30/07/2002
Location: Chechnya
Representative: No representative
Violation: Disappearance

On 30 July 2002 a group of armed servicemen abducted Mr Ruslan Ismailov from a car repair garage in the centre of Grozny. On 8 August 2002 the Grozny town prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 50121. The investigation is still pending.

 

Zaurbekova v. Russia, (2671/12)

Judgement date: 17/10/2019
Communicated: 21/09/2015
Lodged: 02/01/2012
Date of violations: 05/02/2000
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: Others
Violation: Disappearance

On 5 February 2000 Mr Zelimkhan Dzhamaldayev and his neighbour Mr R. were taken away by servicemen from the special police task force unit (“OMON”) from Saint Petersburg. On 12 November 2000 the Grozny prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 12255. The investigation is currently pending

 

Kabilov v. Russia, (46206/10)

Judgement date: 15/10/2019
Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 20/07/2010
Date of violations: 25/08/2009
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 25 August 2009 Mr Magomed Kabilov disappeared after having got into a grey VAZ-2110 car. On 14 September 2009 the Zavodskoy district investigative committee opened criminal case no. 67057 under Article 105 of the Criminal Code (murder). The investigation is currently pending.

 

Gerimovy v. Russia, (8435/12)

Judgement date: 08/10/2019
Communicated: 31/05/2016
Lodged: 19/01/2012
Date of violations: 02/06/2000
Location: Chechnya
Representative: No representative
Violation: Disappearance

On 2 June 2000 Mr Akhyad Gerimov was stopped on the way to his work at a military checkpoint in the Zavodskoy district of Grozny. The servicemen put him in an APC and took him away to an unknown destination. On an unspecified date in August 2000 the Grozny prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 12073. The investigation is still pending.

 

Chapanovy v. Russia, (76566/11)

Judgement date: 08/10/2019
Communicated: 08/06/2015
Lodged: 19/11/2011
Date of violations: 09/12/2000
Location: Chechnya, Alkhazurovo
Representative: Tagir Shamsudinov
Violation: Disappearance

On 12 September 2000 (in the documents submitted the date was also referred to as 15 September 2000) a group of about twenty armed servicemen arrived at the applicants’ house in two APCs and a VAZ vehicle and took Mr Lema Chapanov and Mr Aslan Chapanov away. On 15 February 2001 the Urus-Martan district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 25025. The investigation is still pending.

 

Dzhankhotov and Dzhankhotova v. Russia, (65054/11)

Judgement date: 08/10/2019
Communicated: 16/10/2015
Lodged: 03/10/2011
Date of violations: 23/05/2001
Location: Chechnya, Kirov-Yurt
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 23 May 2001 a group of armed servicemen arrested Mr Uvays Shaipov at the checkpoint next to the Kirov-Yurt settlement in the Chechen Republic and took him away in an APC. On 18 July 2001 the Vedeno district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 73059. The investigation is still pending.
On 31 March 2002 a group of armed servicemen arrived at the applicants’ block of flats in a URAL and UAZ-452 vehicles and took Mr Alvi Dzhankhotov away. On 31 July 2002 the Shali district prosecutors’ office opened criminal case no. 59174. The investigation is still pending.

 

Dedishev v. Russia, (46624/11)

Judgement date: 08/10/2019
Communicated: 10/02/2016
Lodged: 13/07/2011
Date of violations: 17/01/2000
Location: Chechnya
Representative: No representative
Violation: Disappearance

The circumstances of the events are similar to those described in Vasilkova v. Russia, no. 16319/10 (see above). On 17 November 2000 the Grozny prosecutor’s office opened criminal cases no. 12284. The investigation is still pending.

 

Khakimova and Others v. Russia, (36875/11)

Judgement date: 08/10/2019
Communicated: 25/01/2016
Lodged: 25/05/2011
Date of violations: 15/02/2005
Location: Chechnya
Representative: Materi Chechni
Violation: Disappearance

On 15 February 2005 Mr Saitaksi Umarov went to work in Duba-Yurt, Chechnya, and never returned home. On 9 November 2005 the Shali district prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 46151. The investigation is still pending.

 

Sigauri v. Russia, (38378/12)

Judgement date: 08/10/2019
Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 15/06/2012
Date of violations: 02/03/2011
Location: Chechnya, Grozny
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

On 2 March 2011 Mr Said Sigauri left his home in Grozny and did not return. Later on the same date, he was seen detained by the police in the course of a special operation in Grozny. On 24 June 2011 the Achkhoy-Martan investigative department of the Chechnya Investigations Committee opened criminal case no. 67002. The investigation is still pending.

 

Gazdiyev v. Russia, (46142/11)

Judgement date: 08/10/2019
Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 10/07/2011
Date of violations: 08/08/2007
Location: Ingushetia, Karabulak
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

On 8 August 2007 Mr Ibragim Gazdiyev’s car was stopped in Karabulak by five or six armed men in camouflage uniforms, balaclavas and khaki helmets. Mr Ibragim Gazdiyev has not been seen since. On 10 August 2007 the Karabulak prosecutor’s office opened criminal case no. 27520024. The investigation is currently pending.

 

Dzeytova v. Russia, (35915/10)

Judgement date: 08/10/2019
Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 29/06/2010
Date of violations: 07/07/2009
Location: Chechnya, Assinovskaya
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

On 7 July 2009 Mr Khamzat Dzeytov was allegedly abducted by State agents on his way to work. On 7 October 2009 the Achkhoy-Martan district investigative committee opened criminal case no. 85012. The investigation is currently pending.

 

A.Nakani v. Russia, (10229/10)

Judgement date: 08/10/2019
Lodged: 18/02/2010
Location: Kabardino-Balkaria
Representative: EHRAC/Memorial
Violation: Disappearance

At about 11.20 p.m. on 15 December 2009 the applicant’s son Georgiy Nakani went to see his cousin, Ms B., who lived about a hundred metres from his home. Some ten minutes later, Ms B. called the applicant and asked her if Georgiy had got back home. She also said that a neighbour had heard a gunshot and seen a man being forced into a silver VAZ car. That car together with a black Priora car, both without registration plates, had driven away at high speed.

 

Rashidov v. Russia, (22751/10)

Judgement date: 08/10/2019
Communicated: 07/01/2016
Lodged: 23/04/2010
Date of violations: 24/12/2009
Location: Dagestan, Gubden
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On the night of 24 to 25 December 2009 a group of about eight armed men broke into the applicant’s house in Gubden, Dagestan, and took Mr Magomed Rashidov away. On 1 January 2010 the Kaspiyskiy inter-district investigation department of the Dagestan Investigations Committee opened criminal case no. 0295. The investigation is still pending.

 

Gelayevy v. Russia, (26893/13)

Judgement date: 24/09/2019
Communicated: 23/09/2016
Lodged: 03/04/2013
Date of violations: 21/05/2002
Location: Chechnya
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 21 May 2002, while he was on the way home from his neighbour’s house in Grozny, a group of armed servicemen hit Mr Islam Gelayev in the head with a rifle butt and took him away in an UAZ car. On 3 November 2002 the Urus-Martan town prosecutor’s office opened criminal case number 61153. The investigation is still pending.

 

Asabayeva and Others v. Russia, (40162/12)

Judgement date: 24/09/2019
Communicated: 16/10/2015
Lodged: 20/06/2012
Date of violations: 31/03/2002
Location: Chechnya, Shali
Representative: SRJI
Violation: Disappearance

On 31 March 2002 a group of armed servicemen arrived at the applicants’ block of flats in two APCs, two UAZ (“таблетка”) and URAL vehicles and took Mr Ibragim Asabayev and Mr Alkhazur Asabayev away. On 15 July 2002 (in the documents submitted the date was also referred to as 16 September 2002) the Shali district prosecutors’ office opened criminal case no. 59153. The investigation is still pending.

 
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