Complaint in the ECHR from Saida Khalikova about remoteness of her place of detention and failure to provide medical assistance

Saida Khalikova was sentenced by the Moscow district military court in 2015 to five years in a general-regime prison colony. She has been in detention since December 2014. During the investigation, she and her mother Raziyat Isambekova came under pressure from Investigative Committee officials. Saida has suffered from a blood disorder for many years now. Lawyers from Justice Initiative sent a request to prison colony 28 and enabled her to undergo an out-patient medical examination. On November...
Modified: 10/11/2017
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The ECHR ruled a compensation payment of 1,500 euros to convicted person Murat Shavayev

The ECHR ordered 1,500 euros to be paid to the applicant as compensation for moral damages. The money must be paid within three months of the ruling coming into force. Shavayev was sentenced to life imprisonment. In 2007, the Moscow City Court found him guilty of involvement in the terrorist attacks on Avtozavodskaya metro station on February 6, 2004, and Rizhskaya metro station on August 31, 2004. In handing down the sentence, the Court cited confessions that Shavayev gave under torture. Lawyers...
Modified: 19/07/2016
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The ECHR, acting under its priority policy, took only five months to communicate the application filed by Russian Justice Initiative on behalf of Leyla Muruzheva

On April 28, 2016, officers from the Shali District Interior Ministry Office, after a three-year custody battle, returned to Chechnya resident Elita Magomadova her 7-year-old son, who was abducted by her former husband in 2013. Magomadova also filed a complaint with the ECHR. Lawyers from Russian Justice Initiative handle a considerable number of similar cases in which courts rule in favour of the mother, but children are not handed back. Bailiffs not carrying out court decisions regarding return...
Modified: 17/05/2016
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Victim of severe torture in Kabardino-Balkaria applies to the European Court

Today Russian Justice Initiative sent a complaint to the European Court on behalf of Inal Berov, who was tortured during his detention by police in Kabardino-Balkaria. Nalchik resident Inal Berov, a car mechanic, was detained on 7 March 2012. Police officers demanded that he confess to armed robbery. After an informal “talk” with the law enforcercement officers in custody, Berov was left with a fractured spine, a concussion and multiple hematomas all over his body, including the scrotum. Today...
Modified: 24/03/2016
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Commentary: Russia’s Constitutional Court versus the European Court of Human Rights

... Legislature, the Constitutional Court may decide the issue of whether a decision rendered by an intergovernmental body can be executed within Russia. “The law allows the Constitutional Court to resolve the question of the possibility of execution of the ECtHR decision without a hearing, which in itself violates human rights, because the applicant cannot defend his position,” said Olga Gnezdilova, a lawyer with Russian Justice Initiative. "One must understand that the if the Constitutional Court ...
Modified: 09/12/2015
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European Court holds Russia responsible of right-to-life violation

... APC that took away her brother is known, which means that it is possible to identify the servicemen responsible and to establish the facts of what happened next. Russian Justice Initiative will continue to seek the enforcement of the judgment of the ECtHR – not only as concerns the compensation payments, but also the investigation as such. On December 8, 2015, the European Court found a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in the case of abduction of ...
Modified: 08/12/2015
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