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ECHR Cases from the North Caucasus

This page contains select cases from the North Caucasus that are pending before the European Court of Human Rights. The list is not complete.

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label:text type:text uri:url courtnumber:text status:text violation:text location:text location2:text date:text lodged:text communicated:text admissible:text judgmentdate:text representative:text description:text imageurl:text labelurl1:text url1:text labelurl2:text url2:text labelurl3:text url3:text labelurl4:text url4:text labelurl5:text url5:text Ismailov and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Ismailov%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 33947/05 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Achkhoy-Martan 2003-01-14 2005-09-20 2008-04-30 2009-11-26 SRJI At about 4. a.m. on 14 January 2003 several military vehicles arrived at Orekhova Street in Achkhov-Martan. Armed servicemen ran into the house of the Ismailov family and apprehended Aslan and Aslambek Ismailov. A few houses away, Khizir and Yaragi Ismailov were apprehended together with Yusi Daydayev. The military vehicles drove away with the apprehended men. None of the five men have been seen since. The investigation into their disappearances has not produced any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=835119&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Ustarkhanova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Ustarkhanova%20v.%20Russia 35744/05 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Zakan-Yurt 2003-01-06 2005-10-03 2008-03-25 2009-11-26 SRJI At about 6 a.m. on 6 January 2003 a group of armed servicemen broke into the house in Zakan-Yurt where Balavdi Ustarkhanov was staying for the night. The servicemen apprehended Balavdi and drove away in the direction of the local check point of the Russian military forces. Balavdi has been missing since. The investigation into his disappearance has not been meaningful. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=830537&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Khantiyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khantiyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 43398/06 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Grozny 2000-12-04 2006-10-18 2008-06-19 2009-10-29 SRJI At about 6 a.m. on 4 December 2000 a group of masked armed men in camouflage uniforms broke into Mayrudin Khantiyev's flat in Grozny. The servicemen dragged Mayrudin out through the balcony, put him in their VAZ car and drove away. He has not been seen since. At the material time, Grozny was under curfew and the block of apartments where Mayrudin lived was surrounded by several Russian military check-points. An investigation was opened into the disappearance but it has not been meaningful. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=857273&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communicated http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=837461&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Vakhayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Vakhayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 1758/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2000-08-13 2003-11-01 2008-09-11 2009-10-29 D. Itslayev On 1 August 2000 federal forces conducted a sweeping operation in Urus-Martan and arrested several men, including Kazbek Vakhayev. The arrested men were taken to Urus-Martan temporary Department of the Interior of the Chechen Republic (VOVD). On 13 August, Kazbek's relatives were told that he had been transferred to the federal force groups “Zapad”. Kazbek has been missing since. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=857263&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=841603&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Satabayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Satabayeva%20v.%20Russia 21486/06 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2000-08-13 2006-05-11 2008-09-11 2009-10-29 D. Itslayev Yusup Satabayev was arrested by the FSB in February 2000. The criminal proceedings against him was discontinued on 27 July 2000. On 28 July 2000 Yusup was transferred to the detention facility of the Urus-Martan temporary Department of the Interior of the Chechen Republic (VOVD). On 14 August, VOVD officials informed Yusup's mother that he had been transferred to the federal force groups “Zapad”. Yusup has not been seen since. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=857269&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=841602&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Israilova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Israilova%20v.%20Russia 15438/05 Communicated Disappearance Dagestan Settlement of Novye Plany 2004-10-19 2005-04-19 2009-10-09 International Protection Centre At around 7 p.m. on 19 October 2004, a group of servicemen from Khasavyurt district department of the interior (ROVD) and Gudermes ROVD arrived at the Israilov's house in the settlement of Novye Plany on the border to Chechnya. The servicemen searched the house and detained Yeraly Israilov, his two sons Akhmed and Magomed Israilov and his nephew Rasul Israilov. The four men were brought to Gudermes ROVD in Chechnya and separated for interrogation. Akhmed, Magomed and Rasul were subsequently released on 23 October. Yeraly Israilov was never released and is still missing. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=856257&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Tangiyev v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Tangiyev%20v.%20Russia 27610/05 Communicated Torture Chechnya Grozny 2003-04-11 2005-06-22 2009-10-05 SRJI On 11 April 2003 police officers from ORB-2 and the Staropromyslovskiy ROVD stormed Timur Tangiyev's house in Grozny, threatened to burn his family alive and detained him. The police officers started to extinguish cigarettes and matches on his body as soon as they got into the police car. Timur was taken to the Staropromyslovskiy ROVD where he was severely beaten up. In the following months, he was detained at the Staropromyslovskiy IVS and ORB-2 and subjected to repeated torture and ill-treatment, including with electric shocks, beatings, cigarette burns and suffocation. At some point he signed a self-incriminating confession. The Prosecutor's office refused to open a criminal inquiry into the ill-treatment despite the existence of medical reports and witness statements in support of his complaints. In 2005, Timur was convicted to over twenty-three years imprisonment on the basis of the confessions obtained through torture. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=856272&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Aminat Ilyasova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Aminat%20Ilyasova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 27001/06 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Mesker-Yurt 2002-08-11 2006-06-16 2008-06-09 2009-10-01 SRJI At about 5 a.m. on 11 August 2002 a group of armed masked men in camouflage uniforms arrived at the house of the Ilyasov family in the village of Mesker-Yurt on two APCs, a UAZ car and a VAZ car. The men quickly searched the house. They then apprehended Musa Ilyasov, handcuffed him and put a pillow case over his head before driving away. Musa has been missing since. The investigation into his disappearance has failed to produce any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=855213&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=836937&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Kagirov v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Kagirov%20v.%20Russia 36367/09 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Zakan-Yurt 2009-05-17 2009-07-08 2009-09-30 EHRAC/Memorial At about 6 p.m. on 17 May 2009 Rustam Kagirov and a friend walked towards the village administration in Zakan-Yurt when three armed men of Chechen ethnic origin in uniforms rushed out from a parked car. They forced both men into the car and drove off. The car passed a roadblock and continued towards Grozny. The road section between Grozny and Zakan-Yurt was at the time heavily guarded by officers of the road police who were stationed at each intersection and would not let any vehicle through without checking the drivers’ and passengers’ identity documents. There has been no news from Rustam since. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=855750&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Babusheva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Babusheva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 33944/05 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Makhety 2003-02-04 2005-09-20 2008-03-31 2009-09-24 SRJI Around 11 a.m. on 4 February 2003 a group of Russian military servicemen arrived at Ramzan Babushev's home in the village of Makhety. The servicemen asked Ramzan, who worked as a car mechanic, to repair their UAZ car. Ramzan started to work on the car. Ten minutes later around 20 masked servicemen ran into the yard, put handcuffs on Ramzan and a dark sack on his head. They put him in an APC. Before driving away the men searched the house and seized the family's valuables. Ramzan has not been seen since. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=854584&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=834119&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Rezvanov and Rezvanova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Rezvanov%20and%20Rezvanova%20v.%20Russia 12457/05 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Shali 2002-12-10 2005-03-25 2007-09-27 2009-09-24 L. Khamzayeva In the early morning on 10 December 2002 a group of servicemen arrived at the house of the Rezvanov family in Urus-Martan. They threatened the family members at gun-point and asked for the men. When Akhmed Rezvanov emerged from the house, he was put in a military vehicle and driven off in an unknown direction. The servicemen subsequently seized several items from the house. Akhmed has not been seen since. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=854582&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Makharbiyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Makharbiyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 26595/08 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Gekhi 2001-03-24 2008-05-23 2009-09-18 SRJI In the afternoon of 24 March 2001 Adam Makharbiyev and his two cousins I.M. and L.M. drove from the village of Chernorechye to Gekhi. They were stopped at a checkpoint manned by OMON officers from Yaroslavl. The servicemen detained all three men. The cousins were subsequently taken to the district military commander’s office in Urus-Martan where they were separated. L.M. was released on the following day and I.M. was released a day later. The district military commander later confirmed that Adam had been detained but Adam was never released and is still missing. Giriyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Giriyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 17879/08 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Avtury 2002-01-09 2008-03-27 2009-09-18 SRJI In the afternoon of 9 January 2002 Isa Aygumov and several neighbors were sawing firewood in the Aygumov family's yard in the village of Avtury. The village was at this time under full control of the Russian federal forces. At about 4 pm. two UAZ vehicles arrived at the Aygumov’s gate. A large number of servicemen got out and ran into the yard where they separated into smaller groups. Some searched the house while others detained Isa. They then put Isa in one of the vehicles before driving off towards Shali. Isa has not been seen since. Ibragimov v. Slovakia, Chentiev v. Slovakia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Ibragimov%20v.%20Slovakia%2C%20Chentiev%20v.%20Slovakia 51946/08; 21022/08 Communicated Extradition Slovakia 2008-10-30; 2008-04-10 2009-09-18 M. Škamla Anzor Chentiev and Ali Ibragimov are accused of having participated in the killing of two agents of the Ministry of Interior Affairs in Grozny in June 2001. The statements forming the basis for the allegations against them were allegedly extracted under torture. Chentiev and Ibragimov later left Russia and unsuccessfully applied for asylum in Slovakia. Russian authorities have since requested their extradition to Russia. The Constitutional Court of Slovakia in 2008 and 2009 upheld Supreme Court decisions to extradite the two men. Chentiev and Ibragimov claim that their extradition would amount to a breach of their rights under the European Convention as they risk being tortured and ill-treated in Russia. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=855284&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Inderbiyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Inderbiyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 56765/08 Communicated Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Grozny 2000-01-09 2008-07-10 2009-09-18 No representative On 9 January 2000 D. Inderbiyeva went to visit her family in Grozny and found her mother in a state of shock. In the basement, she discovered the two burnt corpses of her sisters, Shema and Shamani Inderbiyeva. They had both been killed by Russian military servicemen who subsequently had set the corpses on fire. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=854762&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Asadulayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Asadulayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 15569/06 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Grozny 2004-01-14 2006-04-07 2008-06-04 2009-09-17 SRJI On 14 January 2004 around 12 p.m. Bekman Asadulayev, a police officer, arrived at the Chechnya Department of the Ministry of the Interior in Grozny with two colleagues. Having passed through security and entered the building they were approached by several armed servicemen. The servicemen checked their identity cards and apprehended Bekman. They put him in their VAZ car and drove past security without being stopped. Bekman has not been seen since. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=853841&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=836706&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Magomadova and 4 Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Magomadova%20and%204%20Others%20v.%20Russia 33933/05 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Grozny 2003-02-09 2005-09-20 2008-03-17 2009-09-17 SRJI At about 4.30 a.m. on 9 February 2003, a group of federal servicemen burst into the house of the Magomadov family in Grozny. Ruslan Magomadov was thrown on the floor. The servicemen tied his hands and placed a pillow case on his head. They led him to one of their armoured personnel carriers and drove off. Ruslan has not been seen since. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=853839&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=830541&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Zabiyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Zabiyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 35052/04 .Decided Extra-judicial execution; Ill-treatment Ingushetia Village of Galishky 2003-06-10 2003-11-11 2007-09-05 2009-09-17 SRJI In the evening of 10 June 2003, Tamara Zabiyeva and her sons, Ali and Umar Zabiyev, were driving home. Their lorry approached the Galashky village when it came under heavy fire. Umar, the driver, was wounded and lost control of the vehicle that crashed into a tree. His brother ran to the village for help. Returning with policemen and villagers some forty minutes later, he found his mother lying wounded on the ground but Umar had disappeared. Villagers found him dead in the forest the next day. His body had several gunshot wounds and bruises. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=853833&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=823658&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 HRW: Spreading Despair http://www.hrw.org/reports/2003/russia0903/ Khashuyeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khashuyeva%20v.%20Russia 25553/07 Communicated Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Shali 2003-08-01 2007-05-17 2009-09-14 O.A. Sadovskaya At about 6 p.m. on 1 August 2003 eleven years old Mamed Bagalayev was playing with his siblings in the yard outside their house in Shali when a group of military servicemen arrived on an APC and a GAZ-53 lorry. The servicemen got out of the vehicles and opened gunfire at the buildings around. It appeared that they were conducting a special operation. The children ran to take shelter in a hut in the yard. Inside the hut, Mamed noticed that he was bleeding and fell unconscious. The servicemen walked into the hut and searched it but refused to help Mamed. When the shooting stopped about an hour later Mamed had already died from his wounds. Communicated http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=854744&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Umayeva and Umayev v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Umayeva%20and%20Umayev%20v.%20Russia 47354/07 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Yarash-Mardy 2006-07-14 2007-10-23 2009-09-09 SRJI In the afternoon on 14 July 2006 Vidzha Umayev, Timur Mezhidov and a female family member were stopped at the checkpoint of the federal forces at the Shatoy village. A group of Chechen servicemen, apparently belonging to the battalion Vostok, stood by and watched when Russian servicemen checked their documents and allowed the car to pass. Shortly thereafter the car was stopped in the vicinity of the village of Yarash-Mardy by three Chechen servicemen who had been at the Shatoy check-point. The servicemen ordered everybody out of the car, then put Vidzha and Timur in the backseat and drove away leaving their female relative behind. Vidzha and Timur have not been seen since. Vitayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Vitayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 27459/07 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Grozny 2004-03-27 2007-06-04 2009-09-03 SRJI At about 11.45 p.m. on 27 March 2004 a group of Russian servicemen arrived at the house of the Kudayev family in Grozny. The servicemen seized Magomed-Emi Kudayev and placed him in one of their cars before driving away towards Khankala. Magomed-Emi has not been seen since. His family later heard from different sources that he had been detained by servicemen from the battalion Vostok under the command of Mr. S. Ya. The official investigation however never produced any tangible results. Movsayeva and Movsayev v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Movsayeva%20and%20Movsayev%20v.%20Russia 20303/07 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Chechen-Aul 2006-02-23 2007-04-23 2009-09-03 SRJI On 23 February 2006 Salambek Movsayev went to Chechen-Aul with his wife and son to visit a relative. Chechen-Aul at this time remained under full control of the Russian federal forces. At about 2 p.m. the family left for Grozny when their car was stopped by two servicemen on Ordzhonikidze Street. The men dragged Salambek out of his car while another seven or eight servicemen emerged from two cars parked nearby. Salambek was forced into one of the cars. Both cars subsequently drove off in the direction of Grozny. Salambek has been missing since. Estamirova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Estamirova%20v.%20Russia 27365/07 Communicated Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Argun 2001-01-05 2007-06-08 2009-09-03 SRJI At about 5 p.m. on 5 January 2001 a convoy of 7001th motorised infantry battalion was moving through the town of Argun in Chechnya. About half an hour later, close to the corner of Gudermesskaya Street and Stepnoy Lane, the convoy exchanged heavy fire with unidentified persons. Asradiy Estamirov who happened to be at the corner was wounded in the head and subsequently died. Although over 8 years has passed since the killing, the servicemen who served at the infantry battalion, military column no. 7001, that day have yet to be identified and questioned. Alikhadzhiyeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Alikhadzhiyeva%20v.%20Russia 37193/08; 68007/01 Communicated; .Decided Disappearance Chechnya village of Mesker-Yurt; Town of Shali 2005-04-20; 2000-05-17 2008-08-01 2009-09-03 2005-12-08 2007-07-05 EHRAC/Memorial At about noon on 20 April 2005 Ruslanbek Alikhadzhiyev’s car was stopped at the checkpoint of the Russian federal forces in the vicinity of the village of Mesker-Yurt. Eyewitnesses saw how he was subsequently detained by three servicemen and taken inside the checkpoint which was surrounded by blocks. Ruslanbek is missing since.; On 17 May 2000 at 11.15 a.m. several armoured personnel carriers (APCs) of the Russian forces surrounded the house of Ruslan Alikhadzehiyev, speaker of the Chechen parliament from 1997 to 1999, while two helicopters hovered above the district. Around twenty armed men in camouflage uniforms entered the house. They handcuffed Alikhadzehiyev, took him to one of the APCs and drove away towards Grozny. Five of his neighbours were abducted together with him. At their subsequent release they stated that they had been blindfolded and questioned about Alikhadzehiyev. Alikhadzehiyev was separated from the other men in detention. Alikhadzehiyev's family has had no news from him since. The official investigation into his case did not produce any results, it was adjourned in 2004 as no perpetrators could be identified. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=819766&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=791382&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication; Summary http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=854018&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649; http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/research-units/hrsj/ehrac/ehrac-litigation/case-summaries/chechnya/alikhadzhieva-v-russia.cfm Akhmadova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Akhmadova%20v.%20Russia 25548/07 Communicated Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Grozny 2004-11-19 2007-05-28 2009-09-03 No representative Khozh-Akhmed Akhmadov worked as a police officer in the police patrolling unit of the Chechnya MVD. At about 11.30 p.m. on 19 November 2004 Khozh-Akhmed and his colleague were driving their car in the Leninskiy district of Grozny. They were eventually stopped by a large group of servicemen from the OMON (special task unit) of the Chechnya MVD. In the following, the OMON servicemen opened gunfire and Khozh-Akhmed received a number of gunshot wounds. He was taken to Grozny town hospital where he died on 21 November 2004. No one has been held accountable for his killing. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=853626&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Arkhestov and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Arkhestov%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 22089/07 Communicated Non-return of bodies Kabardino-Balkaria Nalchik 2005-10-23; 2005-11-12; 2006-01-06 2007-04-10 2009-09-02 SRJI Early in the morning of 13 October 2005 law enforcement officers in the city of Nalchik were attacked, reportedly by armed insurgents. Around 135 people were killed in the ensuing battle, and dozens of unidentified bodies were taken to the town morgue where they were kept in appalling conditions. Lokman Arkhestov, Kantemir Balkizov, Arsen Margushev, Anatoliy Tukov and Aslan Shogenov were among those killed. Azamat Brayev was killed on 12 November 2005 and Albert Zhekamukhov on 6 January 2006. As in several other cases (see e.g. Sabanchiyeva v. Russia, 38450/05, and Zalov and Khakulova v. Russia, 7988/09) Russian authorities have subsequently refused to hand over their bodies to relatives for burial. Sultygov and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Sultygov%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 42575/07 Communicated Disappearance; Ill-treatment Chechnya Khankala 2000-04-08 2007-09-17 2009-09-02 SRJI In the morning on 4 August 2000, Alikhan Sultygov, Visadi Samrailov and Mr. U were stopped by Russian federal forces at roadblock no. 7 in Grozny. The three men were subsequently blindfolded and transported to the federal military base of Khankala. In Khankala, they were forced to stay in an open pit with stones and broken glass on the ground. The servicemen threw stones at them and did not give them any food. On 5 August, the servicemen led Alikhan Sultygov away. Two days later, they took Visadi Samrailov away while releasing Mr. U. Visadi and Alikhan have been missing since. The investigation later established that the men had been detained at Khankala but yet failed to produce any results. Zhebrailova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Zhebrailova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 40166/07 Communicated Disappearance; Ill-treatment Chechnya Village of Gekhi 2005-04-25 2007-09-11 2009-09-02 EHRAC/Memorial At about midnight on the night between 25 and 26 April 2005 a group of servicemen burst into the home of the Zhebrailov family in the village of Gekhi. They violently apprehended Balavdi Zhebrailov and his brother Salavdi, put them in an UAZ vehicle and drove off. The servicemen continued to beat up the brothers inside the car. The car eventually stopped and they were taken to separate cells in a basement where the beating continued. Later on that night, the brothers were transported to the premises of the 2nd regiment of the road police of the Ministry of the Interior of the Chechen Republic. At some point the car stopped and Salavdi was thrown outside. He returned home in the morning. Balavdi is missing since. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=853658&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Edilova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Edilova%20v.%20Russia 14662/07 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Goyty 2001-08-26 2007-02-13 2009-09-02 D. Itslayev At about 6 p.m. on 26 August 2001 a blue UAZ vehicle arrived at the house of the Edilov family in the village of Goyty and a group of military servicemen got off. Some servicemen rushed into the house and shortly thereafter led out Abdula Edilov in front of the neighbors. They put Abdula in the car and drove to the nearby checkpoint of the Russian federal forces. The car stopped at the checkpoint for a while and then continued towards Grozny. Abdula´s family has had no news from him since. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=853630&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Khatuyeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khatuyeva%20v.%20Russia 40169/07; 12463/05 Communicated Disappearance North Ossetia; Ingushetia Beslan; Settlement of Ordjonikidzenskaya 2004-12-28; 2004-08-02 2007-09-11; 2005-03-28 2009-09-02; 2008-01-16 EHRAC/Memorial On 28 December 2004 Zhamalayla Yanayev was supposed to take the flight Beslan-Moscow and checked in at Beslan airport. Before the flight took off several servicemen, identifying themselves as officers of the regional Directorate for Combating Organised Crime of the Ministry of the Interior of the Russian Federation by showing their service certificates, entered the secure airport premises. The servicemen arrested Yanayev and left the airport with him. Yanayev has been missing since.; At about 8.00 a.m. on 2 August 2004 security forces carried out an operation in the Îrdjonikidzenskaya settlement in Ingushetia. Sultan Khatuyev and six of his neighbours were apprehended. The other men were later relased. According to them, Khatuyev had been beaten by FSB officers and released in a very poor condition. The FSB officers had left him alone at a rubbish dump. Khatuyev has been missing since. The investigation into his disappearance has not yielded any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=853657&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649; http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=828452&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Mutsayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Mutsayeva%20v.%20Russia 24297/05 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2001-08-27 2005-08-03 2008-03-11 2009-07-23 EHRAC/Memorial In the morning on 27 August 2001 Khizir Tepsurkayev left his house in Urus-Martan to go to the centre of the town. He got a ride with an acquaintance. At about 10 a.m. the car was stopped by Russian servicemen at a military check point. As Khizir showed his documents, the car's driver turned the car and drove away under gunfire. Khizir was immediately detained, placed in an UAZ car and driven away. He has not been seen since. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=852886&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=830354&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Karimov and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Karimov%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 29851/05 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Proletarskoye 2003-01-11 2005-08-12 2008-03-31 2009-07-16 SRJI At about 2 a.m. on 11 January 2003 a group of about 20 armed masked men broke into the house of the Karimov family in the village of Proletarskoye. The servicemen handcuffed Arbi Karimov and put him in one of their APCs. Having apprehended Arbi the men searched the house, took a number of items and drove away in the direction of Staropromyslovskiy district. Arbi has been missing since. The investigation into his disappearance has not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=852523&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Shamsayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Shamsayeva%20v.%20Russia 30396/09 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Gekhi 2009-05-26 2009-06-10 2009-07-10 EHRAC/Memorial At about 3 a.m. on 25 May 2009 around ten state servicemen burst into the Shamsayev family's house in the village of Gekhi. The men conducted an identity check and then brought 19-year old Apti Shamsayev outside. They loaded Apti into one of their vehicles and drove away. Apti has not been seen or heard from since and the authorities deny ever having arrested him. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=852976&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Yusupova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Yusupova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 5428/05 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Khankala 2002-11-15 2005-02-03 2007-12-12 2009-07-09 SRJI In the morning of 15 November 2002 Khasan Yusupov, who served in the military commandant's office of Achkhoy-Martan, went to Khankala by car together with three other officers. At midday their radio connection was cut. Khasan has been missing since. The investigation opened into his disappearance has not been effective. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=852289&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=827376&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Yakhikhanov v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Yakhikhanov%20v.%20Russia 61434/08 Communicated Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Grozny 2002-10-06 2008-10-19 2009-07-07 No representative On the night of 6 October 2002 a group of Russian federal servicemen entered the Yakhikhanovs' house in Grozny. They tortured 65 year old Ramzan Yakhikhanov, killed him and then blew up his dead body. On the following night, a group of federal servicemen returned to the house on several military vehicles, stole all valuables and construction materials, blew up the house and drove away. An investigator of the prosecutor’s office of Grozny later told Ramzan's son that the crime had been committed by servicemen of the United Group Alignment stationed at the Khankala military base. However, the investigation was subsequently suspended for failure to identify those responsible. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=852624&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Kosumova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Kosumova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 27441/07 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Mesker-Yurt 2002-11-21 2007-06-08 2009-07-06 SRJI At about 4 a.m. on 22 November 2002 a group of Russian military servicemen burst into the Kasumov family's home in Mesker-Yurt. They violently searched the houses and threatened several family members at gunpoint before leaving with Abdul Kasumov. Abdul has not been seen or heard from since. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=852382&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Sagaipova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Sagaipova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 332/08 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya village of Dachu-Borzoy 2003-02-23 2007-11-16 2009-07-06 D. Itslayev On the night of 22 February 2003 a group of Russian federal servicemen, arriving on several APCs (armoured personnel carrier), apprehended Ayub Nalbiyev in his home in the village of Dachu-Borzoy. Later that night, Badrudin Abazov and Ramzan Tepsayev were similarly taken from their homes in the village by Russian federal servicemen. Ayub, Badrudin and Ramzan have been missing since. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=852383&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Avkhadova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Avkhadova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 47215/07 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2001-04-21 2007-10-26 2009-07-03 EHRAC/Memorial At about 6 a.m. on 24 April 2001 a group of Russian federal servicemen burst into the home of the Avkhadov family in Urus-Martan. They searched the house and apprehended Vakhit Avkhadov. The servicemen put Vakhit Avkhadov in one of their APCs and then drove off in the direction of the centre of Urus-Martan. Vakhit’s family has not seen or heard from him since. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=852380&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Zalov and Khakulova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Zalov%20and%20Khakulova%20v.%20Russia 7988/09 Communicated Non-return of bodies Kabardino-Balkaria Nalchik 2005-10-13 2008-12-11 2009-06-22 SRJI Early in the morning of 13 October 2005 law enforcement officers in the city of Nalchik were attacked, reportedly by armed insurgents. Around 135 people were killed in the ensuing battle, and dozens of unidentified bodies were taken to the town morgue where they were kept in appalling conditions. Zamir Zalov and Murat Khakulov were among those killed. As with the other bodies (see Sabanchiyeva v. Russia, 38450/05) Russian authorities have subsequently refused to hand them over to relatives for burial. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=852069&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Magomadova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Magomadova%20v.%20Russia 2393/05 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2002-04-12 2004-11-25 2008-04-28 2009-06-18 EHRAC/Memorial At about 3 a.m. on 12 April 2002, during the curfew, a group of servicemen broke into the flat in Urus-Martan where Ibragim Uruskhanov and his relatives were sleeping. A large group of servicemen in camouflage uniforms, arriving on an APC and a military Ural vehicle, had surrounded the building. The men searched the flat and ordered Ibragim to come with them. Ibragim's mother shortly thereafter saw an APC and a Ural vehicle drive towards a nearby military check-point. Ibragim has been missing since that night. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=851460&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Tsakoyev and Tsakoyeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Tsakoyev%20and%20Tsakoyeva%20v.%20Russia 16397/07 Communicated Torture Kabardino-Balkaria Nalchik 2004-09-27 2007-04-09 2009-06-16 EHRAC/Memorial 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. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=851822&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Gelayev and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Gelayev%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 20216/07 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Settlement of Gikalo 2000-02-27 2007-04-27 2009-06-16 SRJI In the morning of 27 February , a large group of federal military servicemen broke into the house of the Gelayev family in the village of Gikalo. They dragged Murad Gelayev outside and put him into one of their vehicles. Murad's mother and grandmother were both beaten when they tried to stop the abduction. Several other men from Gikalo were also detained that night. Upon their subsequent release they recounted that Murad had been detained with them in Chernokozovo detention centre and that he had been severely tortured. Murad is still missing. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=851594&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Khasuyeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khasuyeva%20v.%20Russia 28159/03 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2001-08-31 2006-08-30 2008-09-29 2009-06-11 SRJI In broad daylight on 31 August 2001 approximately 10 military servicemen stormed into the house of the Khasuyev family in Urus-Martan. They aggressively searched the house and then detained Abu Khasuyev, claiming he had a grenade. On orders from one of the soliders, Abu Khasuyev was driven away in a military vehicle towards "the base". He has not been seen since. The applicant, Abu Khasuyev's mother, eventually took the ultimately unsuccessful search for her son to the Chechen Supreme Court, which turned down her request to acquaint herself with the materials of the inconclusive investigation in the criminal case opened to examine her son's disappearance. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=851132&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA3986 Khalitova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khalitova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 33264/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Raduzhnoe 2001-07-18 2009-06-11 International Protection Centre At about 5 a.m. in the morning on 18 July 2001 a large group of Russian military servicemen broke into a house in the village of Raduzhnoe where they apprehended Amir Magomedov and Ali Uspayev. Amir and Ali were loaded into one of two APCs before the servicemen took off, joined by another two APCs. An hour later, Rustam Achkhanov and Aslan Dokayev reached Raduzhnoe by car and were met with fire coming from four APCs. The shooting continued as Rustam and Aslan got off the car and started running. Both men were wounded and then loaded into one of the APCs. Amir, Ali, Rustam and Aslan have been missing since. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=851138&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Nenkayev and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Nenkayev%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 13737/03 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2002-06-08 2005-11-02 2008-03-20 2009-05-28 SRJI Muslim Nenkayev and his brother Isa Nenkayev were abducted from their family home in Urus-Martan by a group of Russian military servicemen in the night of 8 June 2002. The brothers were blindfolded and escorted through Urus-Martan to a central building where they were detained. Isa was released and returned home after 24 hours but Muslim is still missing. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=850571&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Basayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Basayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 15441/05; 20731/04 .Decided Disappearance; Ill-treatment Chechnya Village of Martan-Chu 2002-07-06 2005-04-19 2008-03-12 2009-05-28 SRJI On the night of 6 July 2002, a group of Russian federal servicemen broke into the house of the Basayev family in the village of Martan-Chu. The men searched the house. When they left, they took Lecha Basayev with them. On the same night, a group of Russian federal servicemen entered the house of the Dikayev family in Urus-Martan. They violently apprehended Lema Dikayev and put him in one of their armored personnel carriers before driving away. Lecha and Lema have not been seen since that night. The investigations into their disappearances have not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=850587&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=830167&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Khumaydov and Khumaydov v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khumaydov%20and%20Khumaydov%20v.%20Russia 13862/05 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Chervlennaya 2002-12-16 2005-04-01 2007-11-21 2009-05-28 SRJI In the morning on 16 December 2002 Khava Magomadova left her home to walk to work at the railway station in the village of Chervlennaya. One of her colleagues saw her and a white Gazel turn at a crossroad ahead of him. When he reached the corner he saw the car swaying but no traces of Khava Magomadova. Her footprints in the snow stopped at the crossroad. She has not been seen since. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=850567&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=826333&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Beksultanova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Beksultanova%20v.%20Russia 31564/07 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Achkhoy-Martan 2004-10-01 2007-07-16 2009-05-27 SRJI On 2 October 2004 Mr Ilyis Mamakayev, an OMON officer, came to the Beksultanov's house in the village of Achkhoy-Martan. He asked Timur Beksultanov to follow him to discuss charges of terrorist crimes made against Timur. The two men got into Mr Mamakayev's car, a Zhiguli 2109, and drove off. Timur has not been seen since. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=850901&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Maayeva and Maayev v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Maayeva%20and%20Maayev%20v.%20Russia 7964/07 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2003-03-10 2007-02-15 2009-05-27 EHRAC/Memorial On 10 March 2003 at 2 a.m. a group of Russian servicemen burst into the Maayev family's home in Urus-Martan. They threatened Isa Maayev's parents, then apprehended Isa and left taking him with them. Isa is missing since. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=850692&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Barshova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Barshova%20v.%20Russia 8300/07 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Grozny 2002-10-23 2007-01-09 2009-05-27 D. Itslayev On 23 October 2002 at about 2 a.m. a large group of Russian servicemen burst into a house in Grozny where the Barshov family was sleeping. The men searched the house before violently apprehending Anzor and Sulumbek Barshow. They tied up the other family members and covered their mouths with adhesive tape before leaving. The family has had no news of Anzor and Sulumbek since. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=850903&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Gerasiyev and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Gerasiyev%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 28566/07 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Shaami-Yurt 2000-04-05 2007-05-29 2009-05-27 D. Itslayev In the beginning of April 2000, the village of Shaami-Yurt came under bombardment and several villagers, including Valid Gerasiyev, took shelter in a basement. On 5 April 2000 federal forces started a special “sweeping” operation in the village. The servicemen ordered all persons from the basement to come outside to conduct an identity check. General Shamanov, who was in command of the operation, was present during the identity checks. The servicemen subsequently put Valid in a minibus and drove away. There has been no news of Valid since. Three other residents of Shaami-Yurt were also apprehended that day. One of them were later found killed, the other two are still missing. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=850902&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Khamzatov and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khamzatov%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 31682/07 Communicated Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Starye Atagi 2001-10-23 2007-06-18 2009-05-27 D. Itslayev In October 2001 servicemen of the federal forces were stationed in the outskirts of Starye Atagi. They searched the highway for mines using several IBVs (infantry battle vehicle). At about 7.30 p.m. on 23 October 2001 two villagers who were out in their yard noted two of the IBVs and other vehicles on the opposite side of the road. Shortly thereafter, the villagers witnessed how the servicemen at the highway opened fire at an approaching private car. The shooting continued for about five to ten minutes. The servicemen then started their vehicles, towed one of the IBVs and left. Movsar Khamzatov was later found inside the private car but died from his injuries on the way to hospital. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=850904&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Arsamikova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Arsamikova%20v.%20Russia 1578/07 Communicated Disappearance Ingushetia Karabulak 2002-10-29 2006-12-20 2009-05-19 SRJI In the evening on 29 October 2002, a group of servicemen arrived at the temporary residence of the Arsamikov family in a camp for migrants in Karabulak, Ingushetia. The men broke into the family's home and searched all their belongings. They then forced Adam Arsamikov into one of their cars and drove off towards Chechnya. Local police officers managed to follow the cars to a checkpoint where they were told the cars had passed showing a badge authorizing passage. Such badges are usually held by Federal Security Service (FSB) officers. However, the FSB department and military units in Chechnya maintain that they never detained Adam who has been missing since. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=850674&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Abdulayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Abdulayeva%20v.%20Russia 38552/05 Communicated Non-return of bodies Chechnya Village of Zumsoy 2005-01-14 2005-10-26 2009-05-18 SRJI On 14 January 2005 Sultan Vagapov was killed in the course of a mopping-up operation carried out by Russian military servicemen in the Chechen village of Zumsoy. It appears that his body was taken to the military base of Khankala. His mother has since unsuccessfully requested to see her son's body and to have the body handed over for burial. In a decision of 26 April 2005 the military prosecutor denied her request stating that “the bodies of terrorists are not handed over for burial and the place of their burial remains undisclosed”. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=850669&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Temergeriyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Temergeriyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 7820/07 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Groznya 2002-12-27 2007-01-30 2009-05-18 SRJI In the morning on 27 December 2002, Musa Temergeriyev was arrested by a group of Russian servicemen in his home in Grozny. Before the arrest, Musa's sisters witnessed how the servicemen planted a grenade in the house. When the servicemen drove off with Musa, his sisters followed them until they entered the grounds of military unit no. 3186. A military commander on the following day confirmed that Musa had been arrested by servicemen from Khankala, Russia's main military base, and registered on the grounds of the military unit. On 29 December, the family was informed that Musa had been transferred to Khankala and that he was charged with unlawful storage of a grenade. Musa has been missing since. The investigation into his disappearance established that he was arrested by servicemen from the 2nd battalion of military unit no. 3186 before disappearing. Yet, the investigation was later suspended on the grounds of “failure to establish the perpetrators”. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=850406&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Turluyeva and Khamidova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Turluyeva%20and%20Khamidova%20v.%20Russia 12417/05 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Alleroy 2000-10-25 2005-03-25 2007-10-03 2009-05-14 L. Khamzayeva On 25 October 2000 Russian military servicemen carried out a special operation in the village of Alleroy. At about 10.00 a.m. on that day a group of servicemen arrived at the Khamidov family's home, apprehended Aslanbek Khamidov and took him away. He was taken to a locally based military unit together with ten other villagers. A few days later the ten other detainees were released without Aslanbek who disappeared. The criminal investigation into Aslanbek's disappearance has not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=850325&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=824435&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Taysumov and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Taysumov%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 21810/03 .Decided Indiscriminate bombing Chechnya Village of Chechen-Aul 2002-09-07 2005-11-02 2008-03-27 2009-05-14 SRJI A military bombardment began late in the evening on 7 September 2002 in the village of Chechen-Aul located not far from the main Russian military base at Khankala. A total of 15 mortar shells struck the village that night. The first three shells landed on the home of Supyan Taysumov completely destroying the house and killing his son Kazbek Taysumov, his daughter-in-law Zulpat Eskirkhanova and their three year-old daughter Ayshat Eskirkhanova. Only Supyan and his six-month old granddaughter survived the attack. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=850327&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Bitiyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Bitiyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 36156/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Duba-Yurt 2004-03-27 2004-10-06 2007-10-04 2009-04-23 SRJI At around 2 a.m. on 27 March 2004, eleven inhabitants of the village of Duba-Yurt were abducted by Russian military servicemen. The abduction of all men, Bayali and Sharip Elmurzayev, Khusin and Isa Khadzhimuradov, Lechi Shaipov, Api Murtazov, Zelimkhan Osmayev, Idris and Suleyman Elmurzayev, Umar and Ibragim Elmurzayev, followed the same pattern. Groups of Russian military servicemen burst into their respective houses and forced them into their military vehicles before driving away. Three of the men, Suleyman, Umar and Ibragim Elmurzayev, were let free and returned home the same day. The other eight never returned home. On 9 April, dead bodies were discovered in the forest near the village of Serzhen-Yurt. Eight of the bodies were identified as the missing men from Duba-Yurt. The bodies bore signs of a violent death with numerous gunshot wounds. The investigation into the disappearances and executions has not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=849664&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=824428&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Alaudinova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Alaudinova%20v.%20Russia 32297/05 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2001-11-08 2005-08-05 2008-03-10 2009-04-23 EHRAC/Memorial On 8 November 2001 at about 4.30 a.m. three Russian military servicemen entered the house of the Alaudinov family in Urus-Martan. The servicemen conducted an identity check and took Bakkhan Alaudinov with them when they left. His mother tried to follow her son but was shot at as she approached. Bakkhan has been missing since. The authorities have failed to conduct a meaningful investigation into his disappearance. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=849659&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=830163&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Khachukhayev v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khachukhayev%20v.%20Russia 28148/03 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Goyty 2003-02-05 2003-07-25 2008-09-18 2009-04-23 D. Itslayev At about 2.30 a.m. on the night between 4 and 5 February 2003, a group of Russian military servicemen burst into Khachukayev's house in the village of Goyty. They searched the house, detained Murad Khachukayev and drove away in UAZ vehicles. Murad never returned home. On 10 February, his relatives heard that remains of a human body which had apparently been blown up had been found outside the village. They identified the remains as belonging to Murad. The subsequent investigation into the killing has not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=849668&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=841923&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Gakiyev and Gakiyeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Gakiyev%20and%20Gakiyeva%20v.%20Russia 3179/05 .Decided Disappearance; Ill-treatment Chechnya Argun 2003-11-30 2005-01-14 2007-10-24 2009-04-23 SRJI At 2 o'clock in the morning on 30 November 2003 three armoured personnel carriers arrived at the Gakiyevs' house in Argun. A group of Russian military servicemen burst inside. They severely beat Khalid Gakiyev and apprehended his son, Idris Gakiyev. Before leaving, taking Idris Gakiyev with them, they set the house on fire. Idris Gakiyev never returned home. On 29 March 2004, his dead body was found in a pit in Grozny. The official investigation into his disappearance and murder has not yielded any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=849663&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=825287&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Israilova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Israilova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 4571/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Khankala 2002-12-30 2003-12-04 2007-06-15 2009-04-23 SRJI On 30 December 2002, Adlan Dovtayev was driving from Grozny to Urus-Martan with four acquaintances. Sharpuddin Israilov followed the same route accompanied by three police officers. At about 5.00 p.m. when Dovtayev's car was approaching a federal military check-point, two armoured personnel carriers ("APCs") crossed its path. The APC crew of Russian military servicemen fired at the car and forced it to stop. Dovtayev and his passengers were forcibly loaded into the APCs. At about 5.30 p.m. Israilov's car approached the same military check-point. Not far from the check-point, a group of Russian military servicemen forced the car to stop. The servicemen fired at the car with machine-guns wounding Israilov and two of his passengers. The apprehended men were thereafter driven to the woods. On the way, one of the wounded passengers died. All others, including Dovtayev and Israilov, were driven to the Khankala military federal base. The servicemen interrogated the detainees, beat and tortured them with electricity forcing them to confess to participation in a terrorist attack. On 31 December 2002, Dovtayev and Israilov were blindfolded and put in an UAZ vehicle that drove away. They have not been seen since. The criminal investigation into their case has not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=849661&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=819554&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Murtazov and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Murtazov%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 11564/07 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Naurskaya 2002-11-19 2007-03-02 2009-04-21 SRJI At about 3.30 a.m. on 19 November 2002 a large group of federal servicemen burst into Ayub Murtazov's house in the village of Naurskaya. They put his wife and two young sons in one of the rooms and tied them up with adhesive tape. They then left the house taking Ayub with them. Ayub has been missing since. The family's neighbours saw several armoured personnel carriers in the village that night. However, the investigation into his disappearance has not produced any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=850025&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Alayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Alayeva%20v.%20Russia 32952/06 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya village of Chernorechye 2000-01-08 2006-07-12 2009-04-21 D. Itslayev At approximately 10 a.m. on 8 January 2000 Usman Mavluyev walked towards the southern exit from Grozny through the Chernorechye village together with five other civilians. At the check point in Chernorechye they were stopped by Russian federal servicemen for a document check. The servicemen tied the hands of Usman and another man, put bags on their heads and forced them into an armoured personnel carrier (APC). There has been no news of Usman since. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=850014&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Bopayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Bopayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 40799/06 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Grozny 2000-04-17 2006-09-28 2009-04-17 SRJI On 17 April 2000 Luiza Dagayeva, who was pregnant with her third child, travelled to Grozny to check up on her flat. On the same day Sharip Khaysumov, whose flat was located in the same house, and Ramzan Alaudinov, who owned a house on a neighbouring street, also went to check on their property. None of the three returned home after that day. Witnesses saw how they were detained by military servicemen and brought to the nearby Oktyabrskiy District Temporary Department of the Interior (VOVD). Their disappearance was investigated within the same criminal case as the case of Mr A. Sadykov who was detained at the Oktyabrskiy VOVD over the same period of time and who alleged that he had been subjected to torture there (see the case of Sadykov v. Russia, no. 41840/02). Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=850017&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Yandiyev and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Yandiyev%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 34541/06 Communicated Disappearance Ingushetia Nazran 2004-03-16 2006-07-31 2009-04-17 EHRAC/Memorial On 16 March 2004 Timur Yandiyev stopped by Ingushenergo in Nazran, Ingushetia. Timur stayed in the building between 3.40 and 4.30 p.m. When he came out, two white vehicles entered the courtyard of the building. Six persons dressed in camouflage uniforms and masks got out of the vehicles, caught up with Timur and threw him to the ground. They threw him into one of the cars and left towards Magas, the administrative capital of Ingushetia. Timur has not been seen since. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=850016&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Z v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Z%20v.%20Russia 39436/06 Communicated Disappearance North Ossetia Vladikavkaz 2004-12-28 2006-09-14 2009-04-17 No representative On 28 December 2004 at about 3 p.m. Zhamalayl Yanayev was boarding the flight Vladikavkaz- Moscow at the Beslan airport, North Ossetia. He passed check-in and security controls, and was waiting for the plane in the departure zone. At that time a group of armed men, identifying themselves as servicemen of the Federal Security Services (FSB) and the Regional Department on Fight with Organized Crime (RUBOP), entered the departure zone. They handcuffed Zhamalayl and left with him through a service exit. Zhamalayl has been missing since. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=850015&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Taymuskhanova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Taymuskhanova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 11528/07 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Starye Atagi 2002-12-30 2007-03-02 2009-04-14 SRJI In the moming of 30 December 2002 Ruslan Taymuskhanov, his mother and Mr. Z were driving home. At the military checkpoint near the village of Starye Atagi, where a special «sweeping» operation was carried out by federal forces, the car was stopped by federal servicemen. Ruslan, his mother and Mr. Z were ordered to step out of their car and were put into a minivan that drove off towards Grozny. Along the way, Ruslan's mother and Mr. Z were thrown out of the van. Ruslan has not been seen or heard from since. The investigation into his disappearance has been ineffective. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=849705&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Kadirova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Kadirova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 5432/07 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Serzhen-Yurt 2001-11-07 2007-01-21 2009-04-14 SRJI At about 5 a.m. on 7 November 2001 five Russian servicemen broke into the house in the village of Serzhen-Yurt where Aset Yakhyayeva and Milana Betilgiriyeva were staying with five other women. The intruders ordered the five women to stay on the coach in one of the rooms and stay quiet. The women heard how the servicemen requested Aset's and Milana's passports and shouted that they had found a gun. When the women dared to exit the room where they were sitting, Aset and Milana were nowhere to be found. They have been missing since. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=849724&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Malsagova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Malsagova%20v.%20Russia 27244/03 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2002-11-07 2005-11-09 2008-03-06 2009-04-09 SRJI On 7 November 2002 at around 2 a.m. a group of about 25-30 masked Russian military servicemen forcibly entered the house of the Malsagov family. When they left, they took Savdi Malsagov with them. The investigation into his disappearance has not been meaningful. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=849156&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=830387&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Dokayev and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Dokayev%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 16629/05 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Grozny 2002-12-10 2005-04-29 2008-03-12 2009-04-09 SRJI At about 2.30 a.m. on 10 December 2002 a group of Russian military servicemen in masks rushed into the house of Isa Dokayev in Grozny. They apprehended Isa Dokayev and two of his guests, Ruslan Askhabov and Isa Dubayev, and placed black sacks over their heads. The servicemen searched the house and drove away with the three men in the direction of the Oktyabrskiy ROVD. The men have not been seen since. A criminal investigation was opened into their disappearance but failed to produce any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=849166&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Gaziyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Gaziyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 15439/05 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Chechen-Aul 2001-02-08 2005-03-29 2008-03-11 2009-04-09 SRJI At about 3 p.m. on 8 February 2001, Abdul-Malik Shakhmurzayev's car was stopped by three APCs (armoured personal carriers) blocking the road between the village of Chechen-Aul and Grozny-Shatoy. Masked Russian military servicemen ordered him out of the car and started to beat and kick him in front of several witnesses. He was then put in one of the APCs and taken away. Abdul-Malik has not been seen since. The investigation into his disappearance has not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=849164&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=830170&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Dzhabrailova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Dzhabrailova%20v.%20Russia 1586/05 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Goyty, Urus-Martan 2003-04-10 2004-11-01 2007-09-20 2009-04-09 D. Itslayev At about 4.00 a.m. on 10 April 2003 several military vehicles arrived at the Dzhabrailovs' house in the village of Goyty. Around twenty Russian military servicemen got off the vehicles, awakened the family and forced them to the floor. Then they seized Khanpasha Dzhabrailov's badge of an employee of a local human rights NGO and took Khanpasha with them as they left. He has been missing since. The investigation into his disappearance has not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=849162&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=823941&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Nasukhanov and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Nasukhanov%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 1572/07 Communicated Disappearance; Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Starye-Atagi 2002-02-14 2006-12-20 2009-04-07 SRJI Between 14 and 18 February 2002 the Russian federal military carried out a special "sweeping" operation in the village of Starye Atagi. In the morning on 14 February, the three brothers Movsar, Movladi and Vakha Nasukhanov were detained in their home in Starye Atagi by federal military servicemen. On the following day, their parents learned that the Russian military had established a fïltration point near a poultry-house and a mill of Starye Atagi. Some 500 persons were kept at the fïltration point. Eventually, the military started to release the detainees and Vakha returned home on 16 February. On 20 February, the burned remains of Movsar and Movladi were found in the village of Mesker-Yurt. The investigation into their killing has not been effective. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=849417&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Mezhiyeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Mezhiyeva%20v.%20Russia 44297/06 Communicated Death due to negligence Chechnya Grozny 2001-03-06 2006-09-15 2009-04-07 SRJI On 6 March 2001 Mauda Mezhiyev was driving his bus in Grozny. His wife Kisa Mezhiyeva also worked on the bus. The bus passed the military check point at the bridge over Sunzha and started driving forward when there was a powerful explosion under its left front wheel. Mauda and Kisa as well as several passengers were injured. The servicemen at the checkpoint did not let anyone approach the bus. When an ambulance tried to get through the servicemen started firing shots in the air. The injured had to be carried from the bus to the ambulance. In the time that elapsed, Mauda lost a lot of blood and he died shortly after arriving at the hospital. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=849440&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 X and Y v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#X%20and%20Y%20v.%20Russia 43411/06 Communicated Torture Chechnya Grozny 2004-05-26 2006-10-18 2009-04-07 SRJI In the middle of the night on 26 May 2004 a group of masked military servicemen detained X in Grozny and brought him to the Leninsky District Department of the Interior (ROVD). A number of policemen started to beat him with truncheons, electroluted him with wires attached to different parts of his body and sexually abused him. X eventually signed a confession. In the following weeks, the torture and ill-treatment continued both at the Leninsky ROVD and in ORB-2. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=849442&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Bersanova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Bersanova%20v.%20Russia 43811/06 Communicated Disappearance Ingushetia Malgobek 2004-12-05 2006-10-31 2009-04-07 EHRAC/Memorial At about 1.20 a.m. on 5 December 2004 a group of Russian servicemen burst into the apartment of the Bersanov family in Malgobek, Ingushetia. They arrested Adam Bersanov in front of his mother before driving off in the direction of Magas. Adam has not been seen since. The investigation into his disappearance has not been meaningful. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=849449&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Alikhanov and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Alikhanov%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 17054/06 Communicated Disappearance; Extra-judicial execution Dagestan Makhachkala 2004-12-23 2006-04-05 2009-04-07 A. Misrikhanov In the evening on 23 December 2004, Amrikhan Alikhanov was driving to the village of Kaspiysk, Dagestan. At transport police check point “Mars-20” on the outskirts of Makhachkala, his car was stopped by several men in police uniform and masks. They put Amrikhan into one of their cars before driving away. According to police officers serving at the check point, the men had introduced themselves as officers of the Organized Crime Unit. Amrikhan has not been seen since. In April 2005 six bodies bearing signs of torture were discovered in a forest near the village of Zamay-Yurt, Chechnya and immediately buried. Amrikhan's clothes were found close to the discovery site. They were bloodied and pierced with bullet holes. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=849415&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Dokuyev v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Dokuyev%20v.%20Russia 6704/03 .Decided Disappearance; Ill-treatment Chechnya Novye Atagi 2001-02-14 2005-09-06 2007-11-29 2009-04-02 SRJI On 14 February 2001 at 6 o’clock in the morning Russian military servicemen abducted Magomed Dokuyev and his father Vakhid Dokuyev from their home in the village of Novye Atagi. Vakhid was released on the following day but Magomed has not been seen since. A former detainee later informed the family that Magomed died in detention and was buried on a Russian military base but the family has not been granted access to the purported burial site. The SRJI together with Maxim Ferschtman of the Dutch law firm Böhler Franken Koppe Wijngaarden Advocaten filed an application regarding this case with ECtHR. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848876&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=827332&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Saydaliyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Saydaliyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 41498/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Serzhen-Yurt 2002-04-16 2004-11-02 2007-06-18 2009-04-02 SRJI On 16 April 2002, the Saydaliyev family gathered their relatives at their house in the village of Serzhen-Yurt for the funeral of a family member. At about 1.00 p.m. two armoured personnel carriers (''APCs'') and three Ural vehicles arrived at the house. Around fifty or sixty Russian military servicemen descended from them. They blocked the gates to the courtyard and lined up all men against the wall to check their identity papers. When they left, they took Vakha Saydaliyev with them. He has been missing since. Witnesses have later stated that they have seen him in a military detention facility. The official investigation into his case has not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848882&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=819558&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Dzhabayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Dzhabayeva%20v.%20Russia 13310/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Grozny 2000-03-10 2004-02-24 2009-04-02 L. Khamzayeva Magomed Dzhabayev was detained in Grozny, Chechnya, on 10 March 2000 by officers belonging to the Oktyabrskiy District Temporary Office of the Interior. There has been no news of him since. The investigation into his disappearance has not been effective. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848915&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Dudarov and Dudarova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Dudarov%20and%20Dudarova%20v.%20Russia 5382/07 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Ken-Yurt 2002-11-18 2007-01-23 2009-03-20 SRJI At about 2 a.m. on the night between 17 and 18 November 2002 a group of masked and armed men in camouflage uniforms, arriving on military vehicles, burst into the home of the Dudarov family in the village of Ken-Yurt. They detained Magomed Dudarov, put him in one of the vehicles and drove off. Magomed has not been seen since. The investigation into his disappearance has not yielded any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848939&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Khakiyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khakiyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 45081/06 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Oktyabrskiy district, Grozny 2002-08-21 2006-10-11 2009-03-18 SRJI At about 4 a.m. on the night between 20 and 21 August 2002 a group of armed and masked men in camouflage uniforms, arriving on several military vehicles, broke into the house of Lema Khakiyev, a trainee policeman in the Oktyabrskiy district department of the interior of Grozny. The men searched the house, detained Lema and drove off towards the Oktyabrskiy district military commander's office. The following day, the military commander promised Lema's relatives that he would be freed in a few days. However, Lema was never released and he is missing since. The investigation into his disappearance has not been meaningful. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848928&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Velkhiyev and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Velkhiyev%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 34085/06 Communicated Torture; Extra-judicial execution Ingushetia Village of Barsuki 2004-07-20 2006-08-15 2009-03-16 EHRAC/Memorial At approximately 8.30 a.m. on 20 July 2004 a group of about thirty armed servicemen arrived at a house in the village of Barsuki, Ingushetia. They searched the house and detained the two brothers Bekhan and Bashir Velkhiyev. Bekhan and Bashir were taken to the the Organised Crime Unit at the Ministry of the Interior of Ingushetia in Nazran. They were brought to an interrogation room where several officers started beating them. Eventually, they were separated and taken to different rooms. The officers continued beating Bekhan and subjected him to electric shocks. On the following day, Bekhan was released and told that his brother Bashir had died. A forensic report stated that Bashir had multiple injuries caused by hard blunt objects. The injuries had eventually caused a cardiovascular collapse. On 28 March 2007 the Nazran District Court acquitted an officer of the Organised Crime Unit at the Ministry of the Interior of Ingushetia who had served on 20 July 2004 from all charges relating to the ill-treatment of the brothers. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848731&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Khadayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khadayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 5351/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2002-04-19 2007-03-16 2009-03-12 SRJI In the night between 4 and 5 January 2003, about 20 Russian military servicemen broke into the house of the Khadayev family. The relatives recognized one of the them as belonging to the Federal Security Services (FSB). When the servicemen left, they took Ali with them. One relative followed the servicemen as they drove away and saw that they stopped at the Military Commander's Office in Urus-Martan. Ali has been missing since. Russian law-enforcement agencies later denied having detained Ali and the investigation into his disappearance has produced no results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848330&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Dzhambekova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Dzhambekova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 27238/03; 35078/04 .Decided Disappearance; Ill-treatment Chechnya Village of Goity 2002-03-20 2006-02-21 2008-03-13 2009-03-12 SRJI Russian military servicemen detained Rizvan Tatariyev and Sharpudi Visaitov in the village of Gekhi, Urus-Martan district, Chechnya, on 22 December 2001. Magomed Soltymuradov was arrested by military servicemen at his home in Urus-Martan on 11 January 2002. On 19 March 2002 servicemen detained Imran Dzhambekov in the village of Goyty, Urus-Martan district. All four men subsequently disappeared. The domestic investigation concluded that it was likely that the four men had been detained by Russian servicemen but yet failed to establish the whereabouts of the disappeared and the identity of the servicemen who carried out the detentions.

In December 2002, two female applicants in the case were detained during a peaceful manifestation against the disappearance of their close relatives. Between 11 and 15 December 2002, the two elderly women were held in deplorable conditions in the Gudermes ROVD. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848327&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=830600&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Elsiyev and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Elsiyev%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 21816/03 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Tsotsi-Yurt 2002-09-07 2003-06-19 2007-05-14 2009-03-12 SRJI From 2 to 7 September 2002 Russian federal forces carried out a large-scale mop-up operation in the village of Tsotsi Yurt, Chechnya. Several people were detained during the operation, including Salakh Elsiyev, Iskhadzhi Demelkhanov, Adam Boltiyev, Dzhabrail Debishev, Lom-Ali Abubakarov, Ramzan Madiyev, Akhmed Demilkhanov and Aslambek Agmerzayev. When the operation ended on 7 September, most of the detainees were released. The eight men mentioned above, however, disappeared. The authorities acknowledged that a security operation was carried out in Tsotsi-Yurt but denied having detained the applicants' relatives. However, numerous villagers testified how the men were arrested by military servicemen and taken to a filtering point in an old mill. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848325&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Sambiyeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Sambiyeva%20v.%20Russia 20205/07 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Tevzani 2003-08-13 2007-03-20 2009-03-11 SRJI On 13 August 2003 Said-Emin Sambiyev and Mr V. M., both working at the Security Service of the Chechen President, were riding a taxi to the village of Makhety. Their taxi was stopped in the village of Tevzani at the checkpoint manned by military unit no. 28337-A. Both men were taken to the location of 45th regiment of the Airborne Forces in the village of Khatuni. On 25 August 2003 Mr V. M. was released. He described how he and Said-Emin had been detained in two separate pits not far from each other and that Said-Emin had been severely beaten. Said-Emin was never released and remains missing. The investigation into his detention and disappearance has not yielded any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848759&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Akhmatkhanova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Akhmatkhanova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 20147/07 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Shali 2003-04-02 2007-04-18 2009-03-11 SRJI At about 9 a.m. on 2 April 2003 Artur Akhmatkhanov went with his mother to the Shali town centre. His mother had forgotten a document at home and went back to fetch it. Shortly after returning home, she heard shooting from the premises of a nearby storehouse. Walking back to the centre she noticed that the storehouse was surrounded by Russian military servicemen. She proceeded to the centre but could not find Artur anywhere. The military was seen leaving half an hour later in four APCs. Witnesses saw a young man with a plastic bag over his head being placed in one of the vehicles. Artur's cap was later found inside the storehouse. He has been missing since. The investigation into his disappearance has not produced any results. Comunication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848760&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Chilayev and Dzhabayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Chilayev%20and%20Dzhabayeva%20v.%20Russia 27926/06 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Sernovodsk 2006-04-09 2006-07-11 2009-03-11 EHRAC/Memorial Early in the morning on 9 April 2006 law-enforcement authorities and military conducted a large-scale “sweeping operation” in Sernovodsk, Chechnya. Aslan Israilov was detained but later released. Around noon that day, Aslan and Bulat Chilayev left Sernovodsk by car to go to Grozny. At a junction outside the village, their car was stopped by a group of masked armed men in camouflage uniforms. Witnesses saw how Aslan and Bulat were beaten with rifle butts and had their hands tied behind their backs before being put in a car that drove off towards Grozny. The two men have not been seen since. The investigation into their disappearance has not yielded any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848744&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Matayeva and Dadayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Matayeva%20and%20Dadayeva%20v.%20Russia 49076/06 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Grozny 2006-06-08 2006-12-08 2009-03-11 EHRAC/Memorial On 7 June 2006, Khamzat Tushayev was ordered to report to the prosecutor's office of the Leninskiy District in Grozny on the following day. On 8 June 2006 Khamzat and his wife went to the complex of government buildings in Grozny, the prosecutor's office being situated within its guarded grounds. At the check point an on-duty officer gave Khamzat a pass and let him in. His wife stayed outside to wait for him. Two hours later, she asked the on-duty officer to call the prosecutor's office. After a telephone conversation the officer told her that Khamzat had not entered the premises of the prosecutor's office. Khamzat has not been seen since. The investigation into his disappearance has not been meaningful. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848755&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Nasirkhayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Nasirkhayeva%20v.%20Russia 1721/07 Communicated Indiscriminate bombing Chechnya Grozny 1999-12-27 2006-11-10 2009-03-11 No representative On 27 December 1999 during the bombardment by Russian federal troops of Grozny the Nasirkhayeva family was at home. The family's young daughter Balizha Nasirkhayeva received shrapnel wound to the skull with damage to the brain tissue. For the next thirteen days the wounded Balizha remained in the basement of the family’s house as it was impossible to relocate her elsewhere under the ongoing bombardment. On 11 January 2000, she was brought to a military hospital. She was subsequently taken to Moscow for specialist care but on 14 April 2000 died of her wounds. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848715&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Isayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Isayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 6371/09 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Valerik 2001-12-09 2008-12-30 2009-03-11 D. Itslayev At about 2 a.m. on 9 December 2001 a group of armed masked men in camouflage uniforms broke into the home of the Isayev family in the village of Valerik, Chechnya. One of them requested Akhamdi Isayev to give his name and hit him with a rifle butt. They tied his hands behind his back, put him into an UAZ car and went off towards the centre of the village. On the same night two other persons were abducted by the same group of armed men (see Tovbulatova v. Russia, 26960/06, and Vadilova and others v. Russia, 6382/09). Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848754&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Vadilova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Vadilova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 6382/09 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Valerik 2001-12-09 2008-12-29 2009-03-11 D. Itslayev At about 2 a.m. on 9 December 2001 a large group of armed masked men in camouflage uniforms broke into the Vadilov family's home in the village of Valerik, Chechnya. They did not introduce themselves and started searching the house, swearing and shouting insults. Two of the armed men took Ali Vadilov by his hands and brought him to the courtyard where they put him in an UAZ car and drove away. He has not been seen since. Ali was disabled since childhood and could not move without assistance. On the same night three other residents of Valerik were abducted by the same group of armed men (see Isayeva and Others v. Russia, 6371/09, and Tovbulatova v. Russia, 26960/06). Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848758&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Sasita Israilova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Sasita%20Israilova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 35079/04 Admissible Disappearance Chechnya Grozny 2003-02-13 2004-08-23 2007-06-18 2009-03-05 SRJI Early in the morning on 13 February 2003 forty armed men broke into the apartment of Ilyas Yansuyev in Grozny. They searched the flat and beat several of the awoken family members. When they left, they took Ilyas Yansuyev and his brother, Isa Yansuyev, with them. The brothers were loaded into Armoured Personnel Carriers that drove towards Khankala. The Yansuyev brothers have not been seen since. An official investigation into their case was opened but it has not produced any results. Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848975&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=819557&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Khalitova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khalitova%20v.%20Russia 39166/04 .Decided Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Urus-Martan 2000-09-11 2004-10-20 2007-09-05 2009-03-05 EHRAC/Memorial On 11 September 2000 Lecha Khazhmuradov was working with his fellow villagers in the woods close to the Gotinka River in the Urus-Martan District. At some point a group of Russian military servicemen in two armed personnel carriers (APCs) arrived. Without prior warning the servicemen opened fire at Lecha and another worker. They were both killed on the spot. The servicemen dropped the dead bodies in the river and drove away. An investigation into the murders was opened but it has not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848048&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=823650&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Tovsultanova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Tovsultanova%20v.%20Russia 26974/06 Communicated Disappearance Ingushetia Village of Sleptsovskaya 2004-06-14 2006-05-21 2009-03-04 D. Itslayev At about 1 p.m. on 14 June 2004, Said-Magamed Tovsultanov was apprehended by a group of armed masked men in camouflage uniform in five VAZ and UAZ cars in the center of the village of Sleptsovskaya (also known as Ordzhenikidzovskaya), Ingushetia. Right before being put in one of the cars, Said-Magamed managed to shout out his name to the bystanders who informed his mother of the arrest. Said-Magamed has been missing since. The investigation into his disappearance has produced no results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848519&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Tasuyeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Tasuyeva%20v.%20Russia 23507/06 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Achkhoy-Martan 2002-07-31 2006-05-31 2009-03-04 No representative In the morning of 31 July 2002, at about 8 a.m., Musadi Sugaipov went by bus from Zakan-Yurt to Achkhoy-Martan to run errands. He was seen in the town centre around midday. He did not return home that day and there has been no news of him since. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=848518&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Astamirova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Astamirova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 27256/03 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Gekhi 2002-08-05 2006-02-09 2008-03-13 2009-02-26 SRJI In the early morning of 5 August 2002, a group of Russian military servicemen arrived at the Astamirov family's house in Gekhi village and apprehended Aslanbek Astamirov without any explanation. He was driven away in an unknown direction and has not been seen since. The Urus-Martan prosecutor's office did not begin officially investigating his disappearance until December 2002, despite his family's immediate and persistent appeals for assistance. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=847785&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=830565&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Vagapova and Zubirayev v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Vagapova%20and%20Zubirayev%20v.%20Russia 21080/05 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Chechen-Aul 2004-12-21 2005-05-17 2007-12-13 2009-02-26 SRJI At about 5.15 a.m. on 21 December 2004 several Russian military servicemen burst into the Zubirayev's house in the village of Chechen-Aul. They started to beat the family's son Alis Zubirayev. As they left, they took Alis with them, put him in an UAZ vehicle and drove away. Alis has not been seen since. The investigation into his disappearance has not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=847782&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=827380&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Sagayev and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Sagayev%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 4573/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2002-08-30; 2002-09-13 2007-03-29 2009-02-26 SRJI Early in the morning of 30 August 2002, Russian military servicemen arrived at the house of the Sagayev family in Urus-Martan. They detained and took away Ilias Sagayev. Neighbours saw how the servicemen drove away on armored personnel carriers (APCs). Ilias has not been seen since. At around 2 a.m. on 13 September 2002, six Russian military servicemen broke into the house of another branch of the Sagayev family in Urus-Martan. They apprehended Yunadi Sagayev and left. Yunadi has been missing since.The investigation into the two men's disappearances has not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=847781&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Kushtova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Kushtova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 21885/07 Communicated Non-return of bodies Ingushetia Village of Ekazhevo 2006-07-10 2007-05-21 2009-02-17 SRJI On 10 July 2006 the Federal Security Service of Russia (the FSB) carried out a military operation in the village of Ekazhevo in Ingushetia . On the same date the FSB Director reported that as a result of an explosion a group of “guerrilla fighters”, including Isa Kushtov, had been “eliminated”. On 11 July 2006 Isa's relatives identified his body in the Nazran morgue. Isa's mother also left a blood sample for the identification of her son. In August 2006, the prosecutor's office refused to return Isa's body to his relatives for funeral on the ground that the persons killed on 10 July had not been identified. The decision was later upheld by both the district court and supreme court of Ingushetia. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=847847&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Taziyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Taziyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 50757/06 Communicated Property Ingushetia Village of Nasyr-Kort 2005-12-27 2006-12-20 2009-02-17 K. Moskalenko In the early morning on 27 December 2005 a hundred armed men in black masks and military uniforms arrived at the village of Nasyr-Kort in Ingushetia on an armoured personnel carrier (APC), several minibuses and cars without number plates. The APC battered down the gates to Taziyev family's house and entered the courtyard. They ordered the family members to come out of the house, tied up one of them and threatened him with a gun. The servicemen stayed for several hours. After their departure the family found that furniture, carpets and utensils had been damaged and that valuables and documents had disappeared. The criminal investigation into the unlawful search and theft has not been effective. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=847849&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Meshayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Meshayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 27248/003 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Martan-Chu 2002-12-17 2006-04-12 2008-03-27 2009-02-12 SRJI In the night between 16 and 17 December 2002 a large group of Russian military servicemen, arriving on several military vehicles, violently burst into the homes of Leoma Meshayev and Bislan Saydayev in the village of Martan-Chu. They detained Leoma and Bislan and drove off in the direction of Urus-Martan. Leoma and Bislan have been missing since. Although the domestic investigation concluded that it was likely that military servicemen detained Leoma and Bislan it was unable to identify the perpetrators or the military unit involved in the operation. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=847131&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Bantayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Bantayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 20727/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Komsomolskoye 2003-01-02 2004-05-18 2007-05-30 2009-02-12 SRJI Early in the morning on 2 January 2003, Russian military servicemen broke into the house of Abubakar Bantayev in the village of Komsomolskoye. The men seized some valuables and took Abubakar with them in an UAZ vehicle. Shortly thereafter, the same operation was repeated in the nearby house of his brother, Salman Bantayev. Salman was forced into an UAZ vehicle that drove towards Gudermes. The brothers have not been seen since. An investigation was later opened into their disappearance but the investigative authorities failed to question key witnesses for more than four and a half years. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=847135&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Ayubov v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Ayubov%20v.%20Russia 7654/02 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Grozny 2000-01-19 2002-01-31 2007-07-05 2009-02-12 EHRAC/Memorial When his parents fled hostilities in Grozny in the winter 1999-2000, Adam Ayubov stayed behind to look after the family's house. On 19 January 2000, a group of soldiers arrived in the street where the house was located. They checked the residents' documents and ordered three men, including Ayubov, to get into their Ural military truck before driving away. About an hour later the same truck and soldiers returned and destroyed the house and two cars using a flame-thrower. The two men who were detained with Ayubov were released later that day stating that they had been detained by a unit of the Special Police Force (OMON). Ayubov is still missing. The authorities did not open an investigation into the case until 10 months later. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=847125&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=821724&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Khadisov and Tsechoyev v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khadisov%20and%20Tsechoyev%20v.%20Russia 21519/02 .Decided Torture Chechnya Khankala 2001-09-23 2005-04-26 2007-11-15 2009-02-05 SRJI Salambek Khadisov and Islam Tsechoyev, who had never met before, were detained on 23 September 2001 in the Sunhza district of Ingushetia. The next day a local court sanctioned their arrest for 3 days. On the same day they were illegally transferred first to a military base near Nazran, Ingushetia, where they were beaten, and later by helicopter to Khankala, the main Russian military base in Chechnya. Upon arrival they were thrown into a pit in the ground. They were held in the pit for 5 days and were only taken out for interrogation. During interrogations they were severely tortured. The two men were subsequently transferred to the Sixth Department of the Organized Crime Unit of the Staropromyslovskiy district of Grozny and finally released on 12 October 2001. Upon release Salambek and Islam could hardly walk, the skin on their feet peeled off, and their faces and bodies were bloated and covered with haematomas. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=846624&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=826893&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Idalova and Idalov v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Idalova%20and%20Idalov%20v.%20Russia 41515/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Akhkinchu-Borzoy 2002-11-22 2004-10-06 2007-06-14 2009-02-05 SRJI At about 6.00 a.m. on 22 November 2002 an armoured personnel carrier (APC), an infantry battle vehicle and an Ural vehicle arrived at the Idalov's house in the village of Akhkinchu-Borzoy. A group of Russian military servicemen descended from the cars and started to break the entrance door and windows. Inside the house, they hit Agdulmusum Idalov, tied his arms and pointed a machine-gun at him. Thereafter, they entered the room of his son, Marvan Idalov, a graduate student of secondary school. They tied his arms, put a sack on his head and took him with them in one of their vehicles. Marvan Idalov has not been seen since. Neighbours have submitted that the vehicles drove towards the base of military unit no. 24 which was located near the village The investigation into Marvan's disappearance has not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=846639&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=819559&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Khaydayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khaydayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 1848/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Duba-Yurt 2002-06-09 2003-11-26 2007-05-14 2009-02-05 SRJI On 9 June 2002 at 3 pm Suliman Malikov, Adlan Khatuyev, Aslam Khatuyev, Sayd-Salu Akhmatov and Mansur Ismailov were stopped at a checkpoint manned by federal forces in Duba-Yurt, Chechnya. The men were detained and placed in a truck, which drove away escorted by an armored personnel carrier. Several eyewitnesses, including two members of the special police forces employed at the checkpoint, subsequently stated to investigators that soldiers belonging to the 348th battalion of Interior Ministry troops had detained the men. For several years the authorities denied that they had ever arrested the five men. In October 2007 the Russian government informed the Court that it had detained the five men on 9 June 2002 but they had been released on 10 June 2002. However, it failed to produce any documents showing that the men were released. There has been no news of the five men since. http://www.srji.org/files/timeline/pics/khadaevsmall.jpg Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=846631&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Sadykov v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Sadykov%20v.%20Russia 41840/02 Admissible Torture Chechnya October district, City of Grozny 2000-03-05 2005-06-09 2009-02-02 SRJI Police detained Alaudin Sadykov on 5 March 2000 and held him in the temporary police precinct in the October district of Grozny for over two months. During those months police cut off one of his ears broke several ribs and caused numerous other physical injuries. Sadykov was eventually released in May 2000. He reported the ill-treatment in June 2000 to the prosecutor's office. However the official investigation has failed to identify any suspects. Sadykov continues to seek justice by appealing to the procuracy and other authorities. Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=847609&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Sambiyev and Pokayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Sambiyev%20and%20Pokayeva%20v.%20Russia 38693/04 .Decided Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Starye Atagi 2004-04-10 2004-10-08 2008-01-21 2009-01-22 SRJI In the evening of 10 April 2004, Anzor Sambiyev was at his parents' house in Stariye Atagi, Chechnya. Suddenly, around fifty Russian military servicemen entered the yard and surrounded the house. Anzor's mother was forced out of the house and went into her neighbor's yard. At this point, she heard shooting. When the servicemen left she returned home but could not find her son. In the morning of the next day, Anzor's dead body was found outside a nearby village. The investigation into his death has not been meaningful. http://www.srji.org/files/timeline/pics/sambiyev.jpg.bmp Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=845865&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=828730&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Dolsayev and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Dolsayev%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 10700/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Martan-Chu 2002-10-21 2007-05-07 2009-01-22 SRJI At about 4.00 a.m. on 21 October 2002 around thirty Russian military servicemen belonging to the Main Intelligence Department of the Ministry of Defense (GRU) broke into the Dolsayevs' house. The servicemen ordered the men to stand along the wall and checked everyone's identity papers. Some of them searched the house without producing any warrant. Then the servicemen instructed Beslan, Rizvan, Rizavdi and Shuddi Dolsayev to proceed to the courtyard and loaded them into the APC before driving off. The four brothers have not been seen since. The investigation into their disappearance have not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=845861&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Zaurbekova and Zaurbekova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Zaurbekova%20and%20Zaurbekova%20v.%20Russia 27183/03 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya City of Grozny 2003-02-11 2001-12-28 2005-06-06 2007-10-11 2009-01-22 SRJI At 3 o'clock in the morning on 11 February 2003 approximately fifteen Russian soldiers entered an apartment shared by Isa Zaurbekov and his sister in Grozny. The soldiers detained Zaurbekov and left. Witnesses saw three armed personnel carriers and two other military vehicles drive away from the apartment building immediately thereafter. The authorities failed to open a criminal investigation into the detention until June 2003. Dokka Itslaev of the Urus-Martan office of Memorial filed an application with ECtHR on behalf of the Zaurbekov family in June 2003. The family has since been represented by Itslaev in cooperation with SRJI. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=845859&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=825340&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Abdurzakova and Abdurzakov v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Abdurzakova%20and%20Abdurzakov%20v.%20Russia 35080/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2002-10-25 2004-08-19 2007-06-15 2009-01-15 SRJI Vakha Khavazhovich Abdurzakov was arrested by Russian military servicemen at his home in the town of Urus-Martan, Chechnya, on 25 October 2002. A few days after Vakha's arrest, his parents were approached by a woman who proposed them to pay a ransom to an officer of the Urus-Martan Department of the FSB in return for the release of their son. The woman later testified to investigators that she gave the money to the officer. However, Vakha was never released. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=845456&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=819552&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Medova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Medova%20v.%20Russia 25385/04 .Decided Disappearance Ingushetia Village of Ordzhonikidzevskaya 2004-06-17 2004-07-16 2007-10-04 2009-01-15 EHRAC/Memorial In the evening on 15 June 2004 Adam Medov left Nazran by car. He did not return home that night. On 17 June 2004, the Medovs were informed that Adam was detained at the Sunzhenskiy department of the Interior (ROVD) in the village of Ordzhonikidzevskaya. Later that evening, they were told that he had been driven to Chechnya. Adam has been missing since. An investigation into his disappearance was initiated but it has not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=845446&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=825052&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Dibirova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Dibirova%20v.%20Russia 18545/04 Communicated Indiscriminate bombing Chechnya Village of Alkhazurovo 2002-07-16 2004-04-09 2009-01-15 L. Khamzayeva In 1999 the Russian Government launched a counter-terrorist operation in the Chechen Republic. On 16 July 2002 federal forces carried out an air attack on the Alkhazurovo village. A missile hit Khanipat Dibirova's house and resulted in its complete destruction. As a result of the attack, Khanipat was injured in her left shoulder, body and legs. The criminal investigation into the attack has not produced any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=846349&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Arzu Akhmadova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Arzu%20Akhmadova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 13670/03 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Starye Atagi 2002-03-06 2005-09-15 2008-01-10 2009-01-08 SRJI 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. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=845135&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=828551&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Zakriyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Zakriyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 20583/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Aldy 2002-06-25 2004-05-18 2007-05-24 2009-01-08 SRJI On 25 June 2002, Aslanbek Khamzayev was stopped by a group of armed men at a Russian military checkpoint near the village of Aldy. Khamzayev has not been seen since. Despite his family's tireless inquiries concerning his whereabouts, the official investigation has not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=845116&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Shakhgiriyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Shakhgiriyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 27251/03 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Chechen-Aul 2002-10-23 2005-11-28 2008-02-28 2009-01-08 SRJI On 23 October 2002 Russian federal forces arrested eight men during a large security operation in the village of Chechen-Aul, Chechnya. Two of them were subsequently released. The other six men disappeared, including Magomed Shakhgiriyev, Ali Magomadov, Ismail Umarov, and Umalat Abayev. On 3 November 2002 three villagers from Chechen-Aul, who were searching for the disappeared men, were detained at a military roadblock in Grozny. The three men, including Aslan Israilov and Khasin Yunusov, also disappeared. On 8 November 2002 the bodies of five of the six men who disappeared on 23 October 2002 were discovered in a forest near the village of Vinogradnoye, Chechnya. On 18 April 2003 the bodies of the three men who disappeared on 3 November 2002 were found close to Khankala, the main Russian military base in Chechnya. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=845106&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=830219&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Dzhamayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Dzhamayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 43170/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Starye Atagi 2002-03-06 2004-11-18 2008-01-21 2009-01-08 SRJI From 6 to 11 March 2002 federal military conducted a large-scale sweeping operation in the village of Starye Atagi, Chechnya. Ismail Dzhamayev was apprehended by Russian military servicemen in the morning of 6 March. In the course of the security operation villagers discovered several burned bodies in an abandoned house and in a car flattened by a tank. In June 2004 a forensic examination of the burned bodies established that one of them belonged to Ismail. (See also Akhmadova and Others v. Russia) Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=845120&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=828729&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Abdulkadyrova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Abdulkadyrova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 27180/03 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2002-09-08 2003-07-20 2008-01-24 2009-01-08 EHRAC/Memorial On 8 September 2002 at about midday, a group of military servicemen in several armed personnel carriers (APCs) arrived at the house of the Dzhabayev family in Urus-Martan. The servicemen ordered everybody out of the house. Ayndi Dzhabayev told his children to go outside while he got dressed. Dzhabayev's son turned around on his way out and saw how the servicemen pointed a gun at his father. When the servicemen left they returned to the house but could not find Dzhabayev. He has been missing since. The investigation into his disappearance has not yielded any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=845142&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=829068&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Dangayeva and Taramova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Dangayeva%20and%20Taramova%20v.%20Russia 1896/04 .Decided Extra-judicial execution Chechnya City of Grozny 2002-10-23 2007-04-11 2009-01-08 SRJI On 23 October 2002, Saikhasan Dangayev, a senior bailiff, was at his home in Grozny together with his family when a group of Russian military servicemen entered the family's courtyard asking whether there were any weapons in the house. While Dangayev showed them his officer's badge, one of the servicemen shouted at a female family member using swearwords. When Dangayev told the man to watch his language, the servicemen started hitting him. As Dangayev made a grab for his duty weapon, the servicemen shot him several times and then left the courtyard. Dangayev died several minutes later from the wounds. An investigation into the incident has not established who carried out the alleged document check and killed Dangayev. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=845067&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Nasukhanova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Nasukhanova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 5285/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Pervomayskaya 2003-02-03 2004-01-22 2007-05-11 2008-12-18 SRJI 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. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=844460&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Shemilova and Shemilov v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Shemilova%20and%20Shemilov%20v.%20Russia 42439/02 Admissible Property Chechnya Grozny 2000-03-29 2002-06-15 2008-12-11 R. Malsagov 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. Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=846063&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Askharova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Askharova%20v.%20Russia 13566/02 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Serzehn-Yurt 2001-05-18 2005-04-26 2007-11-22 2008-12-04 SRJI 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. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=843894&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=826900&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Akhmadova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Akhmadova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 3026/03 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Makheti 2002-03-06 2005-09-06 2007-12-11 2008-12-04 SRJI 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. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=843902&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=827459&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Bersunkayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Bersunkayeva%20v.%20Russia 27233/03 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2001-06-13 2003-07-10 2007-07-10 2008-12-04 EHRAC/Memorial 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. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=843904&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=821708&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Ilyasova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Ilyasova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 1895/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Mesker-Yurt 2002-11-15 2007-03-29 2008-12-04 SRJI 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. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=843898&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Musikhanova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Musikhanova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 27243/03 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2002-11-09 2005-06-07 2007-07-10 2008-12-04 SRJI 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. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=843906&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=821707&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Tagirova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Tagirova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 20580/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2003-02-07 2004-05-07 2007-05-30 2008-12-04 SRJI 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. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=843892&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Gandaloyeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Gandaloyeva%20v.%20Russia 14800/04 .Decided Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Village of Gheki 2003-09-17 2004-03-10 2008-12-04 D. Itslayev 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. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=843900&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Umayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Umayeva%20v.%20Russia 1200/03 .Decided Indiscriminate bombing Chechnya City of Grozny, Staropromyslovsky district 2000-01-23 2007-12-11 2008-12-04 EHRAC/Memorial 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. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?item=23&portal=hbkm&action=html&highlight=RUSSIA&sessionid=16778747&skin=hudoc-en Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=827457&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Akhmadov and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Akhmadov%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 21586/02 .Decided Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Komsomolskoe 2001-10-27 2007-05-03 2008-11-14 SRJI 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. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=843184&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=817582&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Sabanchiyeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Sabanchiyeva%20v.%20Russia 38450/05 Admissible Non-return of bodies Kabardino-Balkaria Nalchik 2005-10-13 2006-12-14 2008-11-10 SRJI Early in the morning of 13 October 2005 law enforcement officers in the city of Nalchik were attacked, reportedly by armed insurgents. Around 135 people were killed in the ensuing battle, and dozens of unidentified bodies were taken to the town morgue. Each of the applicants in the case lost a relative during the fighting, and claims that the Russian authorities unlawfully interfered with their right to privacy and family life by refusing to return the bodies to them, instead keeping them in the town morgue under appalling conditions. Although the relatives of the dead appealed to the authorities for the release of the bodies, they were told that the bodies would be released only after the conclusion of criminal investigations opened in connection with the armed attack on Nalchik. Several applicants appealed this decision in the courts, but their applications were rejected as premature. Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=844024&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Shaipova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Shaipova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 10796/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2003-04-09 2004-02-09 2008-11-06 D. Itslayev 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. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=842876&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Magamadova and Iskhanova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Magamadova%20and%20Iskhanova%20v.%20Russia 33185/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Mesker-Yurt 2002-11-14 2007-03-29 2008-11-06 SRJI 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. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=842871&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Khadzhialiyev and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khadzhialiyev%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 3013/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Samashki 2002-12-15 2007-04-11 2008-11-06 SRJI 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. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=842875&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Tsurova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Tsurova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 29958/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya City of Grozny 2003-04-26 2007-03-21 2008-11-06 SRJI 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. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=842865&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Amuyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Amuyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 17321/06 Communicated Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Village of Gekhi-Chu 2000-02-07 2006-04-27 2008-10-27 EHRAC/Memorial On 7 February 2000 the village of Gekhi-Chu came under shelling by artillery and from planes. When the shelling stopped at around 2 p.m. the Dzhabrailov and Israilov families came out of their shelter. They were met by Russian servicemen who led away Aslanbek Dzhabrailov and the three brothers Adam, Aslanbek and Turpal Israilov to a nearby courtyard. Within 15 minutes an exchange of gunfire was heard. When the servicemen left, the four young men were found dead in the courtyard. The investigation into their death has not produced any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=842833&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Magomed Musayev and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Magomed%20Musayev%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 8979/02 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Raduzhnova; Village of Dolinskii 2000-12-10 2005-04-26 2007-10-18 2008-10-23 SRJI 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.

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.

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). Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=842433&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=825368&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Salatkhanovy v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Salatkhanovy%20v.%20Russia 17945/03 .Decided Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Village of Dyshne-Vedeno 2000-04-17 2000-11-24 2007-09-20 2008-10-16 L. Khamzayeva 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. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=842133&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=824455&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Yusupova and Zaurbekov v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Yusupova%20and%20Zaurbekov%20v.%20Russia 22057/02 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya October district, City of Grozny 2000-10-17 2007-05-03 2008-10-09 SRJI On 17 October 2000 at 11 a.m. Abdulkasim Zaurbekov entered the Temporary Office of the Interior of the October District of Grozny to collect his pay for work done at the precinct as a car mechanic. His son waited for him outside until the evening but Abdulkasim never exited the police office. At the time the Temporary Office of the Interior of the October District of Grozny was staffed with police officers from Khanty-Mansiysk in northern Russia and was notorious for grave human rights abuses. On 12 July 2007 the European Court of Human Rights condemned Russia for the disappearance of Ayub Magomadov from the same police office. In January 2001 another Chechen man, Zelimkhan Murdalov, was tortured at the police office and subsequently disappeared. Zelimkhan's case was highlighted by journalist Anna Politkovskaya. On 27 November 2007 a court in Chechnya sentenced Sergey Lapin to 10 and a half years imprisonment for torturing Zelimkhan. Nobody has been tried in connection with Zelimkhan's disappearance. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=841840&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibilty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=817581&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Zulpa Akhmatova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Zulpa%20Akhmatova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 13569/02; 13573/02 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Starye Atagi; Novye Atagi 2001-01-14 2005-04-26 2007-10-23 2008-10-09 SRJI 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. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=841837&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Albekov and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Albekov%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 68216/01 .Decided Mines Chechnya Village of Akhkinchu-Barzoy 2000-10-23 2007-09-13 2008-10-09 EHRAC/Memorial Between March 2000 àïd February 2001 military unit no. 73881-2 was stationed near the village of Akhkinchu-Bazzoy in Chechnya. The military unit occupied land used by the residents for tillage and pasture and soldiers mined the aråà around the unit. On 23 October 2000, Vakhazhi Albekov went out to collect the family's cattle but never returned home. The villagers went out to search for him. He was found dead the next day, the upper part of his body disfigured by an explosion. In the course of the search for him, Khasayn Minkailov, Mr. I, Mr. Sh. M., and Nokha Uspanov were injured by two mines exploding in the forest. Khasyan Minkailov died of the injuries sustained whereas Mr. SH. M., and Nokha Uspanov both had to have their right legs amputated. On 11 January 2001, Nokha Uspanov was detained during a sweeping operation together with Vakhazhi Albekov's brother. The police beat them up and questioned them about the death of Vakhazhi Albekov. Nokha Uspanov subsequently disappeared and was found dead in the end of January. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=841836&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=824235&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Khalidova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khalidova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 22877/04 .Decided Disappearance Ingushetia Village of Psedakh 2002-11-29 2007-03-19 2008-10-02 SRJI On 29 November 2002, 10 Russian military servicemen arrived at the factory where Isa and Shamil Khalidov worked and detained the two men without any explanation. Although a prosecutor's office in Ingushetia established that Isa and Shamil had been detained by a police unit from Chechnya under the command of a named officer, prosecutor's offices in Chechnya deny that this is the case. Isa and Shamil's whereabouts have not been established and nobody has been held accountable for their disappearance. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=841501&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Rasayev and Chankayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Rasayev%20and%20Chankayeva%20v.%20Russia 38003/03 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Chechen-Aul 2001-12-25 2006-06-08 2008-10-02 SRJI On 25 December 2001, Russian troops arrived in the village of Chechen-Aoul to carry out a special operation. At around midday soldiers entered the home of Ramzan Rasayev, searched him and his family, and drove Ramzan away, promising they would release him after verifying his documents. That evening, other residents of Chechen-Aoul reported seeing Ramzan that evening at a detention camp on the outskirts of town. He has not been seen since. Russian authorities confirmed that federal forces carried out a special operation in the village at the time of Ramzan's detention but yet failed to identify those responsible. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=841499&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Lyanova and Aliyeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Lyanova%20and%20Aliyeva%20v.%20Russia 12713/02; 28440/03 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya City of Grozny 2000-06-28 2005-01-05 2007-06-20 2008-10-02 EHRAC/Memorial; SRJI On 28 June 2000 fifteen-year-old Islam Dombaev and sixteen-year-old Murat Lianov were detained by a Russian Ministry of Interior unit in Grozny together with a third boy. They subsequently disappeared. Although the investigation established the units involved in the boys' detention, the investigation was suspended without holding anybody accountable for the boys' disappearance. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=841495&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=821321&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Kerimova and many others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Kerimova%20and%20many%20others%20v.%20Russia 17170/0; 20792/04; 22448/04; 23360/04; 5681/05; 5684/05 Communicated Indiscriminate bombing Chechnya Urus-Martan 1999-10-02; 1999-10-19 2008-09-25 L. Khamzayeva On 2 and 19 October 1999 the town of Urus-Martan came under attack by federal military air forces. The shelling killed a number of civilians, injured many others and destroyed several houses. As a result of the attack, the nineteen applicants in the present case lost eight of their close relatives. Seven of the applicants sustained injuries. The shelling further completely destroyed the applicants' houses. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=841729&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Akhmadova and Akhmadov v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Akhmadova%20and%20Akhmadov%20v.%20Russia 20755/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2002-09-29 2004-04-14 2007-03-09 2008-09-25 D. Itslayev At about 3 a.m. on 29 September 2002 a group of five armed and masked men in camouflage uniforms broke into the Akhmadov family's house in Urus-Martan. When they left they took Adnan Akhmadov, the oldest son, with them. They tied his hands, put him in an APC and drove away. Adnan has not been seen since. The investigation into his disappearance has not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=841206&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Mezhidov v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Mezhidov%20v.%20Russia 67326/01 .Decided Indiscriminate bombing Chechnya Village of Znamenskoye 1999-10-05 2000-11-15 2008-09-25 EHRAC/Memorial On 5 October 1999, between 7 and 9 p.m., the village of Znamenskoye, Chechnya came under heavy fire. The village was shelled by artillery positioned on the Terskiy mountain range, where Russian federal troops were stationed. Oleg Semenovich Mezhidov, Movlmat Lemayevna Mezhidova, Bislan Olegovich Mezhidov, Aminat Olegovna Mezhidova, and Svetlana Olegovna Mezhidova tried to escape but were all killed by a shell which burst in their courtyard. The official investigation into their deaths has not yielded any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=841207&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Takhayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Takhayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 23286/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Mesker-Yurt 2002-11-13 2007-03-19 2008-09-18 SRJI During the night of 13 November 2002, several armed men in camouflage uniform and masks broke into the house of the Takhayev family in the village of Mesker-Yurt. When they left they took Ayub Takhayev with them. The next day, the family discovered tracks from armored personnel carriers close by and several neighbors confirmed that they had seen an APC that night. The investigation into Takhayev's disappearance has produced no results. In its 10,000th judgment the European Court of Human Rights held Russia responsible for Ayub's disappearance. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=840700&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Magomadova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Magomadova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 3526/04 Communicated Indiscriminate bombing; Property Chechnya Grozny 1995/1999 2003-12-19 2008-09-10 EHRAC/Memorial In January 1995 a direct hit during an air strike destroyed Bilkis Magomadova's house in Grozny, Chechnya. In September 1999 air bombings destroyed Mariyat Magomadova's flat and her house in Grozny, Chechnya. The prosecutor refused to open a criminal case into the bombings. The Magomadova family was later denied any compensation as, according to Russian law, the State is only liable in respect of damage caused by its agents acting unlawfully. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=840764&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Nakayev v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Nakayev%20v.%20Russia 29846/05 Communicated Indiscriminate bombing Chechnya Village of Martan-Chu 1999-12-04 2005-06-27 2008-09-09 D. Itslayev Between 11 a.m. And 12 p.m. on 4 December 1999 Russian federal forces subjected the area around the village of Martan-Chu, Chechnya to shelling launched by rocket systems stationed 10 km away from the village. Ibragim Nakayev was standing in a friend's yard when a projectile landed on a car parked next to him. Ibragim recieved numerous splinter wounds and had to undergo several rounds of medical treatment. Despite his request to open a criminal investigation, it is unclear whether an investigation was ever instituted. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=840759&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Tovbulatova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Tovbulatova%20v.%20Russia 26960/06 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Valerik 2001-12-08 2006-05-21 2008-09-09 D. Itslayev At about 2 a.m. on the night of 8 December 2001 a group of armed masked men in camouflage uniforms broke into Magomed Edilov's house in the village of Valerik, Chechnya. They dragged Magomed outside, put him in one of their two UAZ cars and drove away. There has been no news from him since. The investigation into his disappearance has not yielded any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=840763&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Abuyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Abuyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 27065/05 Communicated Indiscriminate bombing Chechnya Village of Katyr-Yurt 2000-02-04 2005-07-26 2008-09-08 EHRAC/Memorial In the early hours of 4 February 2000 the village of Katyr-Yurt, declared a ''safe zone'', came under aerial attack without any previous warning (see also the case Isayeva v. Russia, no 57950/00). The heavy shelling of the village continued until 7 February 2000. Many villagers died or were injured as a result of the bombardment. This particular case is lodged by relatives of 24 of the killed villagers. Several of the relatives were also injured during the bombardment. The prosecutor's office terminated the criminal proceedings into the shelling and established that the military actions had been necessary. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=840752&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Maskhadova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Maskhadova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 18071/05 Admissible Non-return of bodies; Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Village of Tolstoy-Yurt 2005-03-08 2005-05-04 2008-07-08 Interights On 8 March 2005 the FSB conducted a special operation in the village of Tolstoy-Yurt. The operation resulted in the arrest of four individuals. According to the authorities, they also discovered a corpse bearing signs of a violent death. The corpse was later identified as that of Aslan Maskhadov (one of the military and political leaders of the Chechen separatist movement during and after the armed conflict of 1994-96). Russian authorities refused to return the body to his relatives for funeral. The investigation into the circumstances of his death has not led to any results. Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=838955&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Akhiyadova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Akhiyadova%20v.%20Russia 32059/02 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Makhketi 2002-02-13 2005-06-02 2007-06-07 2008-07-03 SRJI On 13 February 2002, a group of armed military servicemen broke into the house of the Khumaidov family in the village of Makhketi. When the servicemen left, they took Magomed and Kharon Khumaidov with them. Witnesses observed that Magomed and Kharon were taken to the building of the Federal Security Service in Khatuni. Even though the prosecutor's office subsequently determined that the 45th regiment had been involved in the abduction, the investigation has failed to hold anybody accountable. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=837374&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=819628&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Ruslan Umarov v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Ruslan%20Umarov%20v.%20Russia 12712/02 .Decided Disappearance; Ill-treatment Chechnya City of Grozny, Staropromyslovsky disctrict 2000-05-27 2007-02-08 2008-07-03 EHRAC/Memorial On 27 May 2000, around 6 a.m., a group of Russian military servicemen entered the house of Ruslan Umarov in Grozny. The servicemen searched the house and dragged Umarov out to the courtyard. They started to kick him and beat him with rifle butts. As Umarov's son, Magomed Umarov, tried to stop the beating, he was himself seized, beaten and finally forced into a vehicle. The following day, the men returned to collect Magomed Umarov's passport and identity card. Magomed Umarov has been missing since. Released detainees have however stated that they have seen him at the Khankala military base. The official investigation has not produced any tangible results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=837376&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=814057&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Musayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Musayeva%20v.%20Russia 12703/02 .Decided Disappearance; Ill-treatment Chechnya City of Grozny 2000-02-05 2002-02-03 2007-01-18 2008-07-03 EHRAC/Memorial On 5 February 2000, about 50 military servicemen arrived on armored personnel vehicles (APCs) and started checking documents at Zabolotny Lane in the city of Grozny. They detained Yakub Iznaurov together with four other people. Russian soldiers ordered Yakub to undress to his waist, tied his hands behind his back with a metal wire and pulled a cap over his face. They forced him to kneel for two hours in the cold before taking him away. Yakub and three of the detainees subsequently disappeared while the fourth man was released. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=837370&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=813564&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Isigova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Isigova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 6844/02 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Sunzha district, village of Sernovodsk 2001-07-02 2006-12-12 2008-06-26 SRJI During a 2 July 2001 sweep operation in Sernovodsk Russian troops detained hundreds of men including Apti Isigov and Zelimkhan Umkhanov. Most men were released the same evening but Isigov and Umkhanov disappeared. The official investigation identifed the commander of the detachment involved in the operation and even the crew of the vehicle in which Apti and Zelimkhan were taken away. Yet, however, the investigation was repeatedly suspended on grounds of the failure to identify the alleged perpetrator Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=837120&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=812327&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Mutayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Mutayeva%20v.%20Russia 43418/06 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Settlement of Assinovskaya 2004-01-19 2006-10-18 2008-06-24 SRJI At about 2.30 a.m. on 19 January 2004 several military vehicles arrived at the house of the Mutayeva family in the settlement of Assinovskaya. A group of about 20 armed men in camouflage uniforms woke up the family to conduct a passport check. The servicemen checked the passports, searched the house and ordered Luiza Mutayeva to follow them outside for questioning. Luiza was put in one of the vehicles which later drove away. She has not been seen since. The investigation into her disappearance has not produced any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=837460&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Alapayeva and Alapayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Alapayeva%20and%20Alapayeva%20v.%20Russia 39676/06 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Sunzha district, village of Sernovodsk 2004-12-27 2006-09-12 2008-06-23 SRJI At about 3 a.m. on 27 December 2004 a group of about twelve armed men in camouflage uniforms broke into the house of the Alapayev family in the village of Sernovodsk. The servicemen started kicking and beating Salambek Alapayev and his elderly grandfather. After another 15 minutes, the servicemen dragged Salambek outside, put him in one of their cars and drove away. He has been missing since. The investigation into his disappearance has not yielded any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=837458&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Tsechoyev v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Tsechoyev%20v.%20Russia 39358/05 Communicated Torture; Extra-judicial execution Ingushetia Magobek district, settlement of Sagopshi 1998-10-23 2005-11-07 2008-06-12 EHRAC/Memorial On the night of 23 October 1998, a group of armed men apprehended Suleyman Tsechoyev in the settlement of Sagopshi, Ingushetia. The deputy prosecutor of Malgobek later confirmed that he was detained by state authorities and demanded 6,000 USD for his release. The family did not pay. When relatives visited him in pre-trial detention in Nalchik in March and July 1999, Suleyman stated that he had been subjected to ill-treatment. On 23 August 1999, four police officers from Malgobek produced documents requesting his transfer from Nalchik to Malgobek. Suleyman was handed over to them. On 24 August 1999, Suleyman's body was found with firearm wounds to the head. The investigation into his murder has not produced any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=837145&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Elmurzayev and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Elmurzayev%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 3019/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Martan-Chu 2002-06-09 2006-05-23 2008-06-12 SRJI In the early morning of 9 June 2002 the Elmurzayev's house in Martan-Chu was surrounded by Russian servicemen, who arrived in armed cars. They blind-folded Apti Elmurzayev and led him away, shooting at another family member as they drove away. On 27 January 2003 Russian soldiers again broke into the Elmurzayevs' house and abducted Apti's brother Musa, who led the family's search for Apti. There has been no news of the brothers since their abduction. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=836668&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Atabayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Atabayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 26064/02 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Tsa-Vedeno 2001-05-03 2005-06-02 2007-06-07 2008-06-12 SRJI On 3 May 2001, during a large-scale special operation in the village of Tsa-Vedeno, Russian federal forces detained Ramzan Kukuev. Ramzan and two other men detained in the operation subsequently disappeared. Although their relatives immediately informed the authorities about the arrests, a criminal investigation was not launched until 25 November 2001. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=836641&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=819624&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Shakhabova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Shakhabova%20v.%20Russia 39685/06 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2002-11-23 2006-09-20 2008-06-12 SRJI At about 10 p.m. on 23 November 2002 Adam Khurayev, who was staying with his aunt in Urus-Martan, went outside to the outhouse in the yard. Shortly thereafter about fifteen armed masked men in camouflage uniforms broke into the house where they conducted a search. Before driving away in an APC and two UAZ cars the men shouted to someone in the yard. When the men had left, Adam's relatives realized that he had disappeared. The investigation into his disappearance has not been meaningful. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=837144&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Dzhabrailova and Dzhabrailova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Dzhabrailova%20and%20Dzhabrailova%20v.%20Russia 15563/06 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Noviy Tsentaroy 2003-02-19 2006-04-05 2008-05-27 SRJI On the night of 19 February 2003 Isa Aytamirov was sleeping at his aunt's house in the village of Noviy Tsentaroy. At 4 a.m. about thirty armed Russian servicemen in military uniforms arrived on three APCs and broke into the house. They apprehended Isa and put him into one of the APCs before driving away. He has not been seen since. The investigation into his disappearance has failed to produce any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=836218&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Suleymanova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Suleymanova%20v.%20Russia 9191/06 Communicated Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Village of Gekhi 2000-05-16 2006-03-06 2008-05-27 SRJI On 16 May 2000 at about 7 p.m., Ramzan Suleymanov, his pregnant wife Petimat Aydamirova, their son Ibragim Suleymanov and their relative Aslanbek Aydamirov left the village of Gekhi to visit a sick relative. Their truck was later found burning outside Gekhi, Petimat's body lying next to it. Russian military had approached the vehicle in an APC and opened heavy fire. Due to the curfew, local residents and administration could not examine the scene until next morning. At that point, the corpses had been removed. On 19 May 2000, the remains of Ramzan, Petimat, Ibragim and Aslanbek were found bearing signs of violent death. The investigation into the killings has not been meaningful. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=836228&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Utsayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Utsayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 29133/03 .Decided Disappearance; Ill-treatment Chechnya Shali district, Novye Atagi 2002-06-02 2007-02-15 2008-05-29 SRJI Early in the morning of 2 June 2002, Russian troops on armored personnel carriers and other military vehicles drove to the village Novye Atagi for a targeted military operation. The soldiers burst into the Utsayev home, detained Islam Utsayev, and drove him away in an APC. The troops then proceeded to detain Movsar Taisumov, Idris Abdulazimov and Masud Tovmerzaev in their respective homes. On this same day, troops also detained Said-Magomed Imakaev (see Imakayeva v. Russia). None of the men have been seen or heard from since. Authorities within the procuracy have provided only perfunctory responses in reply to the families' exhaustive inquiries as to the whereabouts of their relatives and the investigations into their disappearances. Beginning in July 2004, one of the families in the case suffered repeated raids on their home, during which federal forces brutally beat one elderly applicant and threatened other family members with violence and death. The family was forced to leave their home and relocate to another village, but continue to fear for the safety of their relatives. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=835902&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=814307&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Ibragimov and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Ibragimov%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 34561/03 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Urus-Martan 2002-12-09 2006-05-23 2008-05-29 SRJI In the early morning of 29 December 2002 a group of Russian military servicemen entered the home of Rizvan Ibragimov, searched the house and led Rizvan away, threatening his relatives with death if they tried to follow them. Several neighbors witnessed Rizvan being put into a military vehicle which drove off in the direction of Urus-Martan. Rizvan subsequently disappeared. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=835904&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Gekhayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Gekhayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 1755/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya 2003-05-16 2006-06-08 2008-05-29 SRJI In the early morning of 16 May 2003 about 20 Russian military servicemen forcibly entered the home of Gekhayeva, binding her eyes, nose and mouth such that she could barely breathe. After she was freed by her neighbors later that night, her house was in disarray and her daughter, Kurbika Zinabdiyeva, and another female visitor, Aminat Dugayeva, were missing. Aminat was 15 years old at the time and since birth had suffered from various medical problems. The Russian media reported on the kidnapping and, citing official sources, stated that the women had been arrested on suspicion of involvement with the 2002 siege of the Dubrovka theater in Moscow. In the course of the investigation into the women's disappearance, various law-enforcement bodies denied the involvement of federal forces in the kidnapping. Despite the applicants' active search for their relatives, and the examination of their case by the Russian Human Rights Commission, the investigation into the kidnappings was suspended without having established any concrete information as to the perpetrators of the crime. http://www.srji.org/files/timeline/pics/gekhaeva.jpg Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=835908&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Sangariyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Sangariyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 1839/04 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2003-01-24 2006-06-07 2008-05-29 SRJI In the middle of the night on 24 January 2003, Musa and Magamed Gaitayev were both detained at their houses in Urus-Martan by Russian military servicemen. Magamed recognized the Urus-Martan military commander as one of their abductors. Magamed was released the same day after being beaten and drugged but Musa has since disappeared. Despite Musa's family's efforts to locate him, the investigation into his disappearance has been inconclusive and is currently suspended. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=835906&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Betayev and Betayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Betayev%20and%20Betayeva%20v.%20Russia 37315/03 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Goyty 2003-04-26 2006-05-23 2008-05-29 EHRAC/Memorial On the night of 25 to 26 April 2003 Russian military servicemen broke into the Betayevs’ home in the village of Goyty and detained Lecha and Ibragim Betayev. Both men subsequently disappeared. A criminal investigation was opened into their case but it failed to produce any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=835907&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Udayeva and Yusupova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Udayeva%20and%20Yusupova%20v.%20Russia 36542/05 Communicated Indiscriminate bombing Chechnya Urus-Martan 2000-10-17 2005-10-12 2008-05-13 SRJI In the afternoon of 17 October 2000 Ali Udayev and Ramzan Yusupov were walking home from school in the outskirts of Urus-Martan. The boys were seen walking down the road between the local cemetery and a field. Shortly thereafter, Ramzan's brother saw an explosion near the cemetery. Local residents heard the sound of a flying projectile. Other witnesses saw and heard a tank of the Russian military launch a projectile. Ali's and Ramzan's dead bodies were found on the place of the explosion. The investigation into their deaths has not produced any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=835494&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Dzhabrailov and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Dzhabrailov%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 3678/06 Communicated Extra-judicial execution; Torture Chechnya Settlement of Pervomaiyskiy 2003-02-16 2006-01-19 2008-05-07 SRJI At about 7 a.m. on 16 February 2003 a group of armed masked men arrived at the Dzhabrailov's house in the settlement of Pervomayskiy. They broke into the house and apprehended Valid and Aslan Dzhabrailov. The brothers were taken to a detention center where they were severely ill-treated for two days. On 18 February 2003, Aslan was put in a military car where he discovered the dead body of Valid. The servicemen drove to an abandoned building where they dumped Valid's body, shot Aslan in the head and put explosives under their bodies before leaving. Playing dead, Aslan managed to escape and return home. The investigation into the abduction of the brothers and the killing of Valid has not produced any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=835329&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Aslakhanova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Aslakhanova%20v.%20Russia 2944/06 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Grozny 2002-03-10 2006-01-13 2008-05-07 SRJI At about 10 a.m. on 10 March 2002 a large group of armed Russian military servicemen conducted a sweeping-up operation in Dzerzhinskogo Street in Grozny. They arrived in APCs and military Ural cars, went into the houses and checked identity documents. At the Avtayev's house, they apprehended Apti Avtayev and drove away with him in an unknown direction. He has not been seen since. The criminal investigation into his disappearance has not been meaningful. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=835327&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Seriyev and Seriyeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Seriyev%20and%20Seriyeva%20v.%20Russia 20201/05 Communicated Death due to negligence; Disappearance Chechnya Village of Belgatoy 2002-12-26; 2004-06-01 2005-06-02 2008-04-30 SRJI On 26 December 2002 a projectile entered the house of the Seriyev family in the village of Belgatoy. It hit and wounded Bilkis Askhabayeva, the mother in the family. She died from her injuries the same day. The criminal investigation into her death was terminated as no personal responsibility could be established. At about 5 p.m. on 1 June 2004 several cars arrived at the house of the Seriyev family. About thirty armed and masked servicemen got out of the cars and entered the house. The men apprehended Sarali Seriyev and drove away. Sarali has been missing since. The investigation into his disappearance has not been meaningful. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=835120&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Kaplanova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Kaplanova%20v.%20Russia 7653/02 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya City of Grozny 2001-05-12 2006-10-24 2008-04-29 EHRAC/Memorial On 12 May 2001, 20 federal servicemen arrived in armoured personnel carriers at Khadizhat Kaplanova's household in Grozny. The armed servicemen searched the house and left with Kaplanova's son, Isa Kaplanov, her son-in-law, Ruslan Sadulayev, and her neighbour. The three men were detained and interrogated at the Staropromyslovskiy military check-point. The neighbour was released after one night in custody. Kaplanov and Sadulayev were instead taken away in an all-terrain vehicle. They have not been seen since. The official investigation into their case has not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=834908&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=810236&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Abdurashidova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Abdurashidova%20v.%20Russia 32968/05 Communicated Extra-judicial execution; Property Dagestan Village of Solnechnoye 2005-03-14 2005-07-22 2008-04-25 International Protection Centre At about 5:30 a.m. on 14 March 2005 a group of approximately fifty men on two APCs and a VAZ car arrived at the house of the Abdurashidova family in the village of Solnechnoye. The men broke into the house and opened gun fire. Seven year old Summaya Abdurashidova was hit by a rifle granade and died of her injuries. Two men staying with the family were also killed.The gunfire destroyed the house and the family possessions in it. Summaya's father was taken to the department of the interior of the Khasavyurt district. The family has repeatedly requested a criminal investigation into the death of Summaya and the destruction of their property. It is unclear whether a criminal investigation has ever been opened. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=835123&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Nasipova and Khamzatova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Nasipova%20and%20Khamzatova%20v.%20Russia 32382/05 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Zumsoy 2005-01-14 2005-09-07 2008-04-25 EHRAC/Memorial On 14 January 2005 a group of armed Russian military servicemen arrived at the remote village of Zumsoy by helicopter. In the evening, Shirvani Nasipov was seen being apprehended by military servicemen on his way home. He has not been seen since. At around the same time, a missile hit the yard of the Mukhayev family who took refuge in their neighbours' house. They later witnessed how military servicemen carried out their household items while pointing guns at them. On 15 January, about twenty five armed servicemen arrived at the neighbours' house where they apprehended Vakha Mukhayev and his son, Atabi Mukhayev. Their relatives saw them being taken to a military helicopter which took off. Vakha and Atabi have not been seen since. The investigation into the disappearance of the three men has not produced any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=835125&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Sadulayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Sadulayeva%20v.%20Russia 38570/05 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan district 2002-12-09 2005-09-16 2008-04-25 EHRAC/Memorial In the afternoon of 9 December 2002 Aslan Sadulayev and three other persons drove towards Urus-Martan in a VAZ car. At the intersection of the road to the village of Komsomolskoye and the road from Alkhazurovo to Urus-Martan they were stopped by Russian military servicemen at a check point. A bus was stopped at the same time. Several passengers, one of them recognizing Aslan, witnessed how the servicemen surrounded the VAZ car with their APC's and how all vehicles drove away in the direction of Urus-Martan. Aslan has not been seen since. The investigation into his disappearance has not been meaningful. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=835126&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Mudayev and Mudayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Mudayev%20and%20Mudayeva%20v.%20Russia 33105/05 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Raduzhnoye 2003-01-29 2005-07-25 2008-04-04 International Protection Centre On 29 Janury 2003 Russian military forces carried out a special operation in the village of Raduzhnoyen. More than 20 persons were arrested. At 8 a.m. a group of armed men entered the Mudayev's house. They apprehended Aslan and Mokhmad Mudayev and a relative. On 30 January all arrested villagers, except Aslan and Mokhmad, were released. The brothers have not been seen since. The investigation into their disappearance has not produced any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=834118&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Iriskhanovy v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Iriskhanovy%20v.%20Russia 35869/05 Communicated Disappearance; Torture Chechnya Village of Samashki 2002-06-19 2005-09-28 2008-03-25 SRJI In the evening of 19 June 2002 a large group of armed servicemen arrived at the Iriskhanov's house in the village of Samashki. When Zurab and Gilani Iriskhanov ran outside, the servicemen opened fire at them. Zurab was wounded. The two brothers were handcuffed, beaten with gun-butts and put in different vehicles that drove away. Zurab has been missing since. The investigation into his disappearance has not produced any results. On 27 June 2002, Gilani was released. He had been beaten in detention and had to undergo medical treatment. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=830533&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Tupchiyeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Tupchiyeva%20v.%20Russia 37461/05 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Town of Shali 2003-01-03 2005-09-29 2008-03-20 SRJI At about 5.30 a.m. on 3 January 2003 a group of armed men in camouflage uniforms abducted Vakhit Dzhabrailov from his home in the town of Shali. They put him in one of their vehicles and drove away in the direction of the department of the interior of the Shali district (the ROVD). Vakhit has not been seen since. The official investigation into his disappearance has not produced any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=830536&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Aziyevy v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Aziyevy%20v.%20Russia 77626/01 .Decided Disappearance; Ill-treatment Chechnya City of Grozny 2000-09-24 2006-09-21 2008-03-20 SRJI In the early morning of 24 September 2000, a group of eight military servicemen broke into the house of the Aziyev family in Grozny, Chechnya. The servicemen kicked and beat the owner of the house, Lech Aziyev, who suffered several injuries, including a concussion and fractured ribs. The servicemen, who did not identify themselves, then proceeded to detain Lech's two sons, Lom-Ali and Umar-Ali Aziyev. They assured the family that the two sons would be released as soon as they had checked their identities. The Aziyev family has had no news of their two sons since. http://www.srji.org/files/timeline/pics/aziyev.jpg Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=830137&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=809470&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Abayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Abayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 37542/05 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Urus-Martan 2000-09-13 2005-09-09 2008-03-19 EHRAC/Memorial At about 4 p.m. on 13 September 2000 Magomed-Ali Abayev and Anvar Shaipov walked towards the centre of Urus-Martan. Two Russian servicemen stopped them at a check point on the way. The servicemen took their passports and one of the soldiers went with them into a nearby factory building. A few minutes later he returned to the check point without them. Magomed-Ali and Anvar have not been heard from since. The investigation into the disappearance has not been meaningful. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=830538&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Dubayev v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Dubayev%20v.%20Russia%2CBersnukayeva%20v.%20Russia 30613/05; 30615/05 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Martan-Chu 2000-03-14 2005-08-03 2008-03-13 EHRAC/Memorial On 14 March 2000 Islam Dubayev and Roman Bersnukayev surrendered to the Russian Militia after having been promised amnesty. The men went to a military check point close to Martan-Chu. Having handed over their weapons, the men were put in an Ural car and driven to the headquarters of the Russian Federal Forces Group West. Islam and Roman have not been seen since. The investigation into their disappearance has not produced any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=830351&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Visaitov and Magomadova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Visaitov%20and%20Magomadova%20v.%20Russia 35078/04 Admissible Disappearance Chechnya Village of Gekhi 2001-12-22 2006-02-20 2008-03-13 SRJI This case has been joined with the case Dzhambekova and Others v. Russia (27238/03) Khutsayev and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khutsayev%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 16622/05 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Gekhi 2001-12-16 2005-04-26 2008-03-11 EHRAC/Memorial On the night of 16 December 2001 between 2 and 3 a.m. a number of armed men in camouflage uniforms burst into the houses of the Khutsayev and the Didayev families in the village of Gekhi. The servicemen beat several family members, searched the houses and seized all valuables. Upon leaving, they took Beslan and Movsar Khutsayev and Adam Didayev with them. None of the three men have been seen since. The investigations into their disappearances have not produced any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=830172&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Khatsiyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khatsiyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 5108/02 .Decided Extra-judicial execution Ingushetia Arshty 2000-08-06 2006-10-23 2008-01-17 SRJI Around noon on 6 August 2000 a Russian military helicopter opened fire at a group of men who were mowing grass in the hills near the Ingush village of Arshty (just across the border with Chechnya) without apparent reason. Khalid Khatsiyev and Kazbek Akiyev were both killed in the attack. An investigation into the killings was closed on the ground that the order to use lethal force had been justified in the circumstances of the case. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=827819&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=810232&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Damayev v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Damayev%20v.%20Russia 36150/04 Communicated Indiscriminate bombing Chechnya Village of Rigakhoy 2004-04-08 2004-10-07 2008-01-15 EHRAC/Memorial On 8 April 2004 at about 1.30 p.m. Two military aircrafts approached the village of Rigakhoy, Chechnya, and started bombing it. The attack lasted for twenty to thirty minutes. An hour later two other military aircrafts bombed the outskirts of the village. Imar-Ali Dumayev heard the explosions and rushed back to his house. On arrival he found his house completely demolished. He found the dead bodies of his wife, Maydat Tsintsayeva, and the five youngest of their six children, Zharadat Damayeva, Dzhaneta Damayeva, Umar-Khadzhi Damayev, Zura Damayeva and Zara Damayeva. A fragment of a bomb with a number was found inside the ruins of the house. The investigations into the deaths has not produced any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=828182&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Tumayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Tumayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 9960/05 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Valerik 2004-09-19 2005-03-15 2008-01-11 SRJI Between 18 and 19 September 2004 a large-scale sweeping operation was carried out in the village of Valerik, Chechnya. The operation was carried out by servicemen subordinated to Ramzan Kadyrov and servicemen of Russian federal troops. At 2 a.m. on 19 September 2004 around twenty armed servicemen arrived at the Tumayev's home in the village of Valerik. They apprehended Shamkhan Tumayev, put him in an UAZ vehicle and drove away. Shamkhan has not been seen since. The investigation into his disappearance has not yielded any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=828201&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Benuyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Benuyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 8347/05 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Martan-Chu 2002-11-24 2005-02-25 2008-01-11 SRJI In the evening of 24 November 2002, Abu Zhanalayev and Sayd-Selim Benuyev were abducted from their respective homes in the village of Martan-Chu, Chechnya, by armed servicemen. They were put in UAZ vehicles that drove away in the direction of Urus-Martan. Abu and Sayd-Selim has been missing since. The investigation into their disappearance has not been meaningful. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=828195&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Umalatov and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Umalatov%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 8345/05 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Nagornoye 2002-10-15 2005-02-17 2008-01-11 International Protection Centre Early in the morning on 15 October 2002 the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Chechen prosecutor's office carried out a joint operation in the village of Nagornoye, Chechnya. Usman Umalatov and Shamad Durdiyev were apprehended in their homes and brought to the FSB office together with nine other inhabitants of Nagornoye. The other nine persons were later released. Usman and Shamad have not been heard from since. The authorities have failed to conduct an effective investigation into their disappearances. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=828207&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Shokkarov and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Shokkarov%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 41009/04 Communicated Disappearance; Extra-judicial execution Ingushetia Sunzhenskiy District 2003-01-06 2004-11-19 2008-01-10 International Protection Centre Early in the morning on 6 January 2003 a group of policemen arrested Visadi Shokkarov in the Satsita camp located in the Sunzhenskiy District, Ingushetia. Later the same day his family went to the department of the interior (the ROVD) to ask for him. There two men in civilian clothes approached Visadi's brother Visita Shokkarov and led him through the gates of the ROVD. Visita has been missing since. Visadi was charged with murder and his arrest prolonged. According to the authorities, Visadi died in a car crash on 2 February 2003. His body had been burned and carbonised after his death. His family was informed about his death nine days later. They visited the morgue where they examined the corpse and concluded that it was not Visadi. The investigations into the faiths of Visadi and Visita Shokkarov has not produced any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=828200&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Zubayrayev v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Zubayrayev%20v.%20Russia 67797/01 .Decided Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Starye Atagi 2000-09-17 2001-03-09 2008-01-10 No representative In the early hours of the night on 17 September 2000 the Zubayrayev family was woken up by loud screams. A large group of men dressed in camouflage, some of them masked, entered the house and forced all the inhabitants outside. They were not allowed to dress and no reasons were given for the intervention. The inhabitants of the house were lined up in the courtyard facing the wall and their passports were collected. When the men left, they locked the women in the house and took Salaudi Zubayrayev with them. When the family managed to break out of the house, they found Salaudi about 100- 200 metres away from the house. He was shot in the back of his head from an automatic rifle. Four other persons were killed in similar circumstances in Starye Atagi that night. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=827643&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=809753&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Tangiyeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Tangiyeva%20v.%20Russia 57935/00 .Decided Extra-judicial execution Chechnya City of Grozny, Staropromyslovsky district 2000-01-11 2006-05-18 2007-11-29 EHRAC/Memorial In October 1999, hostilities resumed in Chechnya and Grozny came under heavy bombardment. Zaynap Tangiyeva and her family remained in their house in Grozny where they hid in the cellar. In December, the shelling intensified and several persons, including Tangiyeva, moved to a safer cellar. Her father, Abdul-Vagap Tangiyev, her mother, Khirzan Gadaborsheva, her uncle, Ismail Gadaborshev, and a neighbour stayed in the house to look after the property. Tangiyeva checked on them every day. On 10 January 2000 she asked the OMON officers stationed at the street to not shoot at the old persons staying in the house. On 11 January 2000 Tangiyeva found the house on fire. As she forced herself inside she discovered the body of her father and that of their neighbour. They had both been shot. Her mother and uncle were also found dead inside the house. The criminal investigation into the killings has not been meaningful. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=826178&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=805983&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Pukhigova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Pukhigova%20v.%20Russia 15440/05 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Goyty 2001-02-12 2005-02-10 2007-11-21 No representative At about 2.00 a.m. on 12 February 2001 an armoured personnel carrier (“APC”) and several UAZ vehicles arrived at the house of the Abdulazizov family in the village of Goyty. Around twenty armed men got off the vehicles and burst inside. They apprehended Salman Abdulazizov and took him away. He has been missing since. The investigation into his disappearance has not been meaningful. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=826332&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Kukayev v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Kukayev%20v.%20Russia 29361/02 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya City of Grozny 2000-11-26 2006-10-23 2007-11-15 EHRAC/Memorial On 26 November 2000, Aslanbek Kukayev, a Chechen OMON officer, was detained along with other policemen of Chechen origin during a "sweeping-up" operation conducted by Russian military forces at Grozny central market. Some of the policemen were released later that day, whereas Kukayev disappeared after being apprehended. On 22 April 2001, two corpses bearing signs of a violent death were found in a basement located close to the spot where Kukayev was last seen alive. One of the bodies was identified as Aslanbek Kukayev. The criminal investigation into his death has not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=825673&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=810233&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Khamila Isayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khamila%20Isayeva%20v.%20Russia 6846/02 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Alkhan-Kala 2001-04-29 2006-10-24 2007-11-15 SRJI On 29 April 2001 Russian troops conducted a sweep operation in Alkhan-Kala. In the course of the operation they detained eleven men including Sultan Isayev who subsequently disappeared. Isayev's wife, Khamila Isaeva, has since sought to establish the whereabouts of her husband but to no avail. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=825661&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=810235&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Khamidov v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khamidov%20v.%20Russia 72118/01 .Decided Property Chechnya 1999-10-13 2001-06-28 2006-10-23 2007-11-15 EHRAC/Memorial In Khamidov v. Russia the Court held that the Russian authorities had violated Khanbatay Khamidov's right to private life (Article 8) and right to property (Article 1, Protocol 1) when a police unit occupied and damaged his property in Chechnya between 1999 and 2002. In addition, the Court held that Khamidov's right to a fair trial was violated when he attempted to seek redress for the illegal occupation and damage of his property (Article 6). Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=825669&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Medov v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Medov%20v.%20Russia 1573/02 .Decided Torture Chechnya Chernokozovo 2000-01-23 2006-09-07 2007-11-08 SRJI; M. Ferschtman On 23 January 2000, servicemen from the Russian Ministry of the Interior detained Suleyman Medov and seven other men in the Staropromyslovsky district in the city of Grozny, Chechnya. Medov was initally brought to a nearby military encampment and later transferred to Chernokozovo detention centre and detention centres in Mozdok, Pyatigorsk and Stavropol. Medov was finally released on 3 May 2000 and criminal proceedings against him were dropped, officially under a 1999 amnesty. In his application to the ECHR, Medov complained about the conditions of detention, that he had been tortured during his detention, and that the Russian authorities had failed to properly investigation his allegations of torture. http://www.srji.org/files/timeline/pics/medov.jpg Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=825225&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=808901&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 HRW: Welcome to Hell http://www.hrw.org/reports/2000/russia_chechnya4/ CPT: Public statement 2001 http://www.cpt.coe.int/documents/rus/2001-07-10-eng.htm CPT: Public statement 2003 http://cpt.coe.int/documents/rus/2003-33-inf-eng.htm Arapkhanova and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Arapkhanova%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 2215/05 Communicated Extra-judicial execution Ingushetia Village of Galashki 2004-07-20 2004-12-30 2007-10-04 SRJI Early in the morning on 20 July 2004, a group of armed men burst into Beslan Arapkhanov's house in the village of Galashki, Ingushetia. They searched the house and dragged Beslan to the court-yard. His wife who had been locked into one of their rooms heard machine-gun fire shortly thereafter. Beslan was later found dead in the courtyard. Zelimkan Arapkhanov, Beslan's cousin, who lived close by heard the shots and went outside. The armed men started to interrogate him and beat him before leaving. The investigation into Beslan's murder has not yielded any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=824429&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Goygova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Goygova%20v.%20Russia 74240/01 .Decided Extra-judicial execution Chechnya City of Grozny, Staropromyslovsky district 2000-01-19 2006-05-18 2007-10-04 SRJI When the applicant's mother was wounded by shrapnel in the Staropromyslovsky district in the city of Grozny on 19 January 2000, three men including the applicant's brother tried to take her out of Grozny in a wheel barrow. A witness saw the three men with the wheel barrow being stopped by Russian military servicemen. Without warning a serviceman shot the applicant's mother in the head and the three men were taken away. Their bodies were discovered in garage nearby on 10 February. The bodies had numerous gunshot wounds. Russian prosecutors opened a criminal investigation into the summary executions, but the investigation has not been meaningful.

The two men detained together with the applicant's brother were Khamid Khashiyev and Rizvan Taymeskhanov. The European Court of Human Rights held Russia responsible for their deaths in the case Khashiyev and Akayeva v. Russia, (57942/00 and 57945/00).

Dozens of people were killed in the Staropromyslovsky district in the relevant period. The following cases are also related: Goncharuk v. Russia (58643/00), Makhauri v. Russia, (58701/00), Tangiyeva v. Russia, (57941/00, 58699/00, and 60403/00). http://www.srji.org/i/events/news/34.jpg Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=824147&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=805956&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 HRW: Civilian Killings http://www.hrw.org/reports/2000/russia_chechnya/ Goncharuk v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Goncharuk%20v.%20Russia 58643/00 .Decided Extra-judicial execution Chechnya City of Grozny, Staropromyslovsky district 2000-01-19 2006-05-18 2007-10-04 EHRAC/Memorial On 19 January 2000, the federal forces carried out a massive attack on the Staropromyslovskiy district in Grozny. Yelena Goncharuk and five other persons hid in a cellar to avoid the shelling. When the shelling subsided, several military servicemen ordered them out of the cellar. The soldiers told them that they should be killed and subsequently commanded them back into their hiding place. Shortly thereafter, tear-gas grenades were thrown into the cellar. The six persons were then asked to come out again one by one. As they did, the soldiers shot at them with machine guns. Goncharuk lost consciousness. When she awoke, she discovered that the others were dead. She had gunshot wounds in her legs and chest, and later had to undergo surgery. An official investigation into the summary executions was opened but it has not been meaningful. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=824143&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=805979&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Makhauri v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Makhauri%20v.%20Russia 58701/00 .Decided Extra-judicial execution Chechnya City of Grozny, Staropromyslovsky district 2000-01-22 2006-05-18 2007-10-04 EHRAC/Memorial On 22 January 2000, Kheyedi Makhauri returned to the Staropromyslovskiy district in Grozny with two other women, Larisa and Nura. They had decided to return after having watched a Russian TV channel broadcast the news that the federal forces had full control of their settlement, and that it was hence safe to return. The women wanted to check on the houses that they had left behind. Turning a street corner, they came across a large group of soldiers who were taking valuables out of the houses and stacking them into armoured personnel carriers. The soldiers stopped the women, covered their eyes and escorted them into a courtyard. Two soldiers suddenly started to shoot at them with machine guns. Makhauri lost consciousness. When she woke up, she had lost a lot of blood. A bullet had entered her arm and exited her neck. Larisa and Nura were both dead, killed by several gunshots. The official investigation has not produced any conclusive results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=824145&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=805957&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Guluyeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Guluyeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 1675/04 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Grozny 2002-07-13 2004-04-30 2007-10-03 International Protection Centre At about 2 a.m. on 13 July 2002 the Guluyev family was awaken by a group of armed men outside their house in Grozny. Two armed men smelling of alcohol entered the house and caught Ramzan Guluyev. When the family went out to the courtyard the servicemen started to beat them with their guns. The servicemen left after a while taking Ramzan with them. He has not been seen since. The criminal investigation into his case has not been effective. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=824432&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Batayev and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Batayev%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 11354/05 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Grozny 2000-09-18 2005-03-15 2007-10-03 L. Khamzayeva On 18 September 2000 Zaur Ibragimov, Magomed Temurkayev, Rizvan Ismailov, Sayd-Ali Musayev, Kharon Musayev and Khasan Batayev were at the latter's home in Grozny. At about 4.00 p.m. two armoured personnel carriers and an UAZ vehicle arrived. A group of armed men wearing camouflage uniforms got off the vehicles and burst inside. They seized all six men and took them away. Their families have not heard from them since. The investigation into their disappearance has not produced any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=824427&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Khambulatova v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khambulatova%20v.%20Russia 33488/04 Communicated Torture; Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Village of Saveliyevskaya 2004-03-18 2004-09-15 2007-09-24 EHRAC/Memorial At about 2.30 a.m. on 18 March 2004 a group of armed men burst into the Khambulatov's house in the village of Saveliyevskaya. They searched the house and awakened Timur Khambulatov. He was handcuffed and put in a vehicle that drove away. In the morning of 19 March 2004 Timur was found dead in a cell of the department of the interior of the Naurskiy District (“the Naurskiy ROVD”). His body bore numerous signs of injuries. The investigation into his arrest and death has not produced any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=824209&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Aliyeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Aliyeva%20v.%20Russia 1901/05 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Grozny 2002-10-29 2004-12-04 2007-09-21 International Protection Centre At 2.00 a.m. on 29 October 2002 around thirty armed and masked men broke the door of the Aliyevs' flat in Grozny. The servicemen awakened Abu Aliyev, forced him onto the floor and beat him. Then they took Abu with them and left. A neighbour saw the men dragging Abu, who was disabled with only one leg, to one of their vehicles before they drove away. Abu has been missing since. The official investigation into his disappearance has not produced any results. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=824210&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Isayev and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Isayev%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 43368/04 Communicated Torture; Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Village of Goy-Chu, Urus-Martan District 2004-05-09 2004-11-15 2007-09-21 EHRAC/Memorial In the evening of 9 May 2004 a group of armed men in two UAZ vehicles arrived at the Isayevs' home in the village of Goy-Chu. The servicemen searched the house, handcuffed Zelimkhan Isayev and took him with them. Zelimkhan was placed in the detention facility of the ROVD. A day later his relatives were told that he was in poor health. On 13 May Zelimkhan told his brothers that the servicemen had beaten him and used electrical current and cigarrettes to obtain a confession. On 16 May he was taken to a hospital in Nazran where he died shortly after his arrival. His death was caused by acute renal insufficiency, pulmonary oedema as well as by blunt injuries of the abdomen and chest. A criminal investigation was opened but concluded that there were no grounds for prosecution of the FSB servicemen. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=824211&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Vakayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Vakayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 2220/05 Communicated Disappearance Chechnya Village of Duba-Yurt 2001-03-15 2004-12-30 2007-09-20 SRJI On 15 March 2001 at about 12.45 p.m., two APC's and several other military vehicles arrived at the Vakayevs' home in the village of Duba-Yurt, Chechnya. Around thirty armed men got out of the vehicles and opened fire. Shamil Vakayev and his neighbour, Ms. Ch. were wounded. Then the armed men beat Salambek Tatayev, Ramzan Dudayev, Yunus Abdurzakov, Shamil Vakayev who were in the house. Shamkhan Vakayev was captured in an upstairs bedroom. The five men were thereafter brought outside and put in the military vehicles that drove away. They have all been missing since. The investigation into their disappearances has not yielded any results. On 2 April 2005, a group of armed masked men burst into the Vakayevs' home. This time, Shamshudi Vakayev were forced to come with them as they left. He has not been seen since. It remains unclear whether his case has been investigated to date. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=823944&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Gisayev v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Gisayev%20v.%20Russia 14811/04 Communicated Torture Chechnya Grozny 2003-10-23 2004-04-19 2007-09-20 EHRAC/Memorial In the morning of 23 October 2003 at about 7 a.m. five grey UAZ vehicles arrived at the home of the Gisayev family. Around twenty or thirty masked and armed men burst inside. Several servicemen searched the house. Having examined Akhmed Gisayev's papers, they put him in one of the UAZ vehicles and drove away. After ten or fifteen minutes the vehicle stopped and Gisayev was ordered out of the vehicle. He was blindfolded and handcuffed and brought to a room where he was interrogated. When he denied involvement in any illegal activities the men beat him and attached electric wires to his hand and foot; from then on they repeatedly passed electric current through his body. They also burned him with cigarettes, beat and insulted him. The interrogations, beating, insults and electrical shocks continued, in three different locations, until 8 November when he was released after a relative paid for his release. Gisayev has since experienced major health problems. The investigation into his abduction and detention has not been efficient, it is to date unclear whether the investigation has been completed. Communication http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=823942&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Musayeva and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Musayeva%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 74239/01 .Decided Disappearance; Torture Chechnya Urus-Martan 2000-08-08 2001-09-20 2006-06-01 2007-07-26 L. Khamzayeva On 8 August 2000 a Russian armoured personnel carrier (APC) was attacked and blown up in the vicinity of Gekhi and the military responded with a "sweeping" operation in the village. During this operation, an armed man entered the Musayev family's house and the military strafed the house using machine-guns and grenade launchers. After the armed man was killed, the military detained and took with them Ali and Umar Musayev. On 13 September 2000, the relatives discovered the remains of Ali and Umar together with two other men in a mass grave indicated to them by military servicemen. All the bodies bore signs of violent death. Multiple injuries and stab wounds on Umar's body showed that he had been tortured. The authorities admit to having detained the brothers, but claim that they were later released. The authorities know the hull number of the APC that was used in the operation and they know what military units took part. However, the investigation has failed to identify who detained and subsequently killed the Musayev brothers. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=821572&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=806208&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Musayev and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Musayev%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 57941/00; 58699/00; 60403/00 .Decided Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Novye Aldy 2000-02-05 2005-12-13 2007-07-26 EHRAC/Memorial On 5 February 2000 Russian forces began a "mopping-up" operation in the district of Novye Aldy in Grozny. In the course of the operation dozens of civilians were killed and numerous houses were burnt down. The three applications, which the Court joined into one case, concern the killing of 11 people that day: Yusup Musayev witnessed seven of his relatives being killed in Novye Aldy. Suleyman Magomadov and Tamara Magomodova who had fled the hostilities later found out that Magodev's two brothers, one of them married to Magomodova, had both been shot to death. Khasan Abdulmazhidov and Malika Labazanova, husband and wife, witnessed the execution of Abdulmazhidov's sister and brother. The servicemen set their house and barn on fire before they left. The criminal investigation into the extra-judicial excecutions has not produced any tangible results.

On 12 October 2006, the European Court of Human Rights delivered its judgment in the case Estamirov and Others v. Russia, holding the Russian government reponsible for the extra-judicial execution of five family members of the Estamirov family in Novy Aldy on the same day. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=821526&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=791388&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 HRW: A Day of Slaughter http://www.hrw.org/reports/2000/russia_chechnya3/ Magomadov and Magomadov v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Magomadov%20and%20Magomadov%20v.%20Russia 68004/01 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Village of Kurchaloy 2000-10-02 2005-11-24 2007-07-12 EHRAC/Memorial On 2 October 2000 an armed unit of the Federal Service Agency arrived at the Magomadov's house in the village of Kurchaloy. Ayubkhan Magomadov was arrested and driven away. He has not been seen since. His family immediately complained about his disappearance to several state agencies. A criminal investigation was opened but it failed to identify his whereabouts or the persons responsible for his abduction. In April 2004, Ayubkhan's brother, Yakub Magomadov, was in Moscow. On 19 April, he contaced his relatives for the last time. A month later, his family received a note from him saying that he was detained in the Russian military base in Khankala. However, the Russian authorities deny that they have had anything to do with his disappearance. The criminal investigation into his case has not produced any results. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=820315&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=791078&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Summary http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/research-units/hrsj/ehrac/ehrac-litigation/case-summaries/chechnya/magomadov-&-magomadov-v-russia.cfm Bitiyeva and X v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Bitiyeva%20and%20X%20v.%20Russia 57953/00; 37392/03 .Decided Extra-judicial execution; Ill-treatment Chechnya Naursky district, Kalinovskaya 2003-05-21 2005-10-20 2007-06-21 EHRAC/Memorial At around 3.30 a.m. on 21 May 2003 a group of armed men, by witnesses recognized as the special forces, entered the house of Zura Bitiyeva in Kalinovskaya. Within minutes, several sounds of muffled blows were heard. Bitiyeva's son later found the bodies of his mother, father, brother, and uncle inside the house. The criminal investigation into the killings failed to follow leads to identify the perpetrators. Full autopsies on the bodies were never conducted. The investigation was further adjourned and reopened on several occasions over the years. Before she was killed, Bitiyeva had lodged a complaint with the ECHR concerning ill-treatment in detention. The complaint referred to events in January and February 2000 when she, as well as her son, were detained at the Chernokozovo detention facility. Her detention was never linked to any criminal investigation. In detention, she was kept in a small cell with many other women. They did not recieve any medical attention. Bitiyeva witnessed how other detainees were beaten and humiliated and could sometimes hear her son's screams when he was beaten outside her cell. NGO reports and statements from the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture support the allegations of ill-treatment in Chernokozovo. The Russian authorities has not investigated the allegations, nor taken steps to provide redress to Bitiyeva and other detainees. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=819060&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibility http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=790330&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Summary http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/research-units/hrsj/ehrac/ehrac-litigation/case-summaries/chechnya/bitiyeva-and-x-v-russia.cfm Akhmadova and Sadulayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Akhmadova%20and%20Sadulayeva%20v.%20Russia 40464/02 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Argun 2001-03-12 2007-05-10 SRJI During a March 2001 sweep operation in Argun, Russian federal forces detained Shamil Akhmadov, along with at least ten other men. Although the dead bodies of four of the men were found days later outside the Khankala military base, Akhmadov's relatives searched for him for over a year. In May 2002, they found his remains, bearing signs of extrajudicial execution, in a vacant lot on the outskirts of Argun. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=816680&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=788790&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Baysayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Baysayeva%20v.%20Russia 74237/01 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Grozny district, Pobedinskoye 2000-03-02 2007-04-05 SRJI Russian federal troops detained Shakhid Baysayev during a sweep operation in Pobedinskoe (near Grozny) on 2 March 2000. Baysayev's wife, Asmart Baysayeva, has been looking for her husband ever since. In August 2000, armed masked men sold her a videocassette containing footage of her husband's detention. Russian prosecutors opened a criminal investigation, but failed to take basic and necessary steps to determine the perpetrators of the crime. The Chechnya Justice Project submitted the videotape to the prosecutor's office with a request to identify the individuals on the videotape and question them, but never received a response. http://www.srji.org/files/timeline/pics/baysayeva.jpg Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=815097&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=791283&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Video http://www.srji.org/en/news/2007/04/29/ Chitayev and Chitayev v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Chitayev%20and%20Chitayev%20v.%20Russia 59334/00 .Decided Torture Chechnya Chernokozovo 2000-04-12 2000-07-19 2003-08-24 2005-06-30 2007-01-18 SRJI On 12 April 2000, the brothers Adam and Arbi Chitayev were detained by Russian military servicemen in their home in the village Achkhoy-Martan in Chechnya, Russia, and taken to the local police-station where they were questioned about the activities of Chechen fighters. They were later taken to the Chernokozovo detention center in north-west Chechnya.

During their detention both at the Achkhoy-Martan police-station and at the Chernokozovo detention center: the brothers were subjected to a range of torture methods; they were handcuffed to a chair and beaten; electric shocks were applied to various parts of their bodies; they were forced to stand for a long time in a stretched position; their arms were twisted; they were beaten with rubber truncheons and with plastic bottles filled with water; they were strangled with adhesive tape, with a cellophane bag and a gas mask; dogs were set on them; parts of their skin were torn away with pliers and more. The brothers were released on 5 October 2000, after almost six months in detention. Chitayev and Chitayev was the first torture case from Chechnya to be decided by the European Court of Human Rights. http://www.srji.org/i/events/news/25.jpg Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=812996&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=781930&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Imakayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Imakayeva%20v.%20Russia 7615/02 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Shali district, Novye Atagi 2000-12-17 2006-11-09 SRJI On 17 December 2000, twenty-three year old Said-Khusein Imakayev was driving home from the market when a group of armed men stopped his car and detained him. Said-Khusein subsequently disappeared. Investigators failed to question key witnesses and soon suspended the investigation.

In February 2002, Said-Khusein's parents filed an application with the European Court of Human Rights. Four months later, on 2 June 2002, Russian federal forces detained Said-Khusein's father, Said-Magomed, at his home. Said-Magomed subsequently disappeared. The official investigation failed to follow leads that could help identify the officers who detained him. The Russian government later acknowledged that they had detained Said-Magomed, but claimed that he had been released the same day. http://www.srji.org/i/events/news/22.jpg Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=810211&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=717901&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Luluyev and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Luluyev%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 69480/01 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya City of Grozny 2000-06-03 2006-11-09 SRJI On 3 June 2000, armed masked men on an armored personnel carrier detained Nura Luluyeva, her cousins and several other people at the Northern market in Grozny, where they had been selling strawberries. In March 2001, Luluyeva's body and those of her cousins were discovered among those retrieved from a mass grave in Dachny village, outside Grozny. Russian prosecutors failed to conduct a meaningful investigation. No full forensic examination was conducted on the body, and physical evidence, including clothing and blindfolds, was not saved as material evidence. (See also Magomed Musayev and Others v. Russia, judgment of 23 October 2008) Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=810166&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=781910&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Estamirov and Others v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Estamirov%20and%20Others%20v.%20Russia 60272/00 .Decided Extra-judicial execution Chechnya City of Grozny, Oktyabrsky district 2000-02-05 2006-10-12 SRJI On 5 February 2000, Russian federal troops summarily executed five members of the Estamirov family in the Novye Aldi suburb of Grozny. Among the victims were a one-year-old boy and a woman who was eight months pregnant. The criminal investigation into the killings failed to secure physical evidence at the scene of the crime or conduct full forensic medical examinations of the bodies, and neglected to question witnesses. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=809252&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=776567&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Bazorkina v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Bazorkina%20v.%20Russia 69481/01 .Decided Disappearance Chechnya Alkhan-Kala 2000-02-02 2006-07-27 SRJI On 2 February 2000, Russian federal troops detained a wounded Khadzhimurat Yandiyev at a hospital in Alkhan-Kala. Video footage of the detention submitted to the prosecutor showed how a Russian general questioned Yandiyev, and then ordered his execution. Yandiyev's mother has been looking for her son ever since. The general questioning Yandiyev was later identified as general Baranov, now commander of all Russian troops in the North Caucasus. Even though the general was identified quickly, the prosecutor's office only questioned him four years after the detention, after the ECHR had communicated the case to the Russian government. On 27 July 2006, the ECHR held Russia responsible for the illegal detention, disappearance and murder of Yandiyev. The case was the first disappearance case from Chechnya to be decided by the Court. http://www.srji.org/files/timeline/pics/bazorkina.jpg Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=807138&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=787570&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZW1uwMma5w Isayeva, Yusupova and Bazayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Isayeva%2C%20Yusupova%20and%20Bazayeva%20v.%20Russia 57947/00; 57948/00; 57949/00 .Decided Indiscriminate bombing Chechnya City of Grozny, Staraya Sunzha 1999-10-29 2005-02-24 EHRAC/Memorial On 29 October 1999, Medka Isayeva, Zina Yusupova, Libkan Bazayeva and their families were traveling in a civilian convoy towards the border of Ingushetia. Approaching the village of Shaami-Yurt, the convoy was hit by an aerial missile attack carried out by the Russian armed forces. As a result of the attack, Isayeva and Yusupova were wounded and Isayeva's two children, Ilona Isayeva and Said-Magomed Isayev were killed. Bazayeva's car and possessions were further destroyed. The official criminal investigation was instigated only after a considerable delay and was later closed as no criminal acts could be established. On 24 February 2005, the ECHR held Russia responsible for failing to protect the right to life of Yusupova, Bazayeva, Isayeva and her children. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=718873&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=671221&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Summary http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/research-units/hrsj/ehrac/ehrac-litigation/case-summaries/chechnya/the-first-three-judgments.cfm Isayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Isayeva%20v.%20Russia 57950/00 .Decided Indiscriminate bombing Chechnya Achkhoy-Martan district, Katyr-Yurt 2000-02-04 2005-02-24 EHRAC/Memorial In the early hours of 4 February 2000 the village of Katyr-Yurt, declared a ''safe zone'', came under aerial attack without any previous warning. Zara Isayeva and her family hid in a cellar until the bombing subsided in the afternoon. When the shelling stopped, they entered a minibus which would bring them out of the village through a safe exit. As the minibus headed out of the village the planes suddenly reappeared and the bombing resumed. Isayeva's son, Zelimkhan Isayev, and her three young nieces, Zarema, Kheda and Marem Batayeva, were killed as a result of the shelling. Several of the passengers in the minibus, including Isayeva, were wounded. An official criminal investigation was initiated but later closed as no criminal acts could be established. On 24 february 2005, the ECHR held Russia responsible for the killing of Isayeva's family members and for the injuries she suffered as a result of the attack. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=718875&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=671222&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Summary http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/research-units/hrsj/ehrac/ehrac-litigation/case-summaries/chechnya/the-first-three-judgments.cfm Khashiyev and Akayeva v. Russia Cases http://spreadsheets.google.com/feeds/cells/o16333326846391329197.7249357143799886638/od6/public/item#Khashiyev%20and%20Akayeva%20v.%20Russia 57942/00; 57945/00 .Decided Extra-judicial execution Chechnya Achkhoy-Martan district, Katyr-Yurt 2000-01-25 2005-02-24 EHRAC/Memorial On 19 January 2000 Lidiya Khashiyeva, Anzor Taymeskhanov, Rizvan Taymeskhanov, Khamid Khashivey and Adan Akayev were apprehended by Russian federal forces in the Staropromyslovskiy district in Grozny. The district was at the time under Russian control. On 25 january, relatives found the bodies of Khashiyeva, Anzor Taymeshkanov and Akayev in a courtyard nearby the place of apprehension. In the beginning of February, Rizvan Taymeskhanov and Khashiyev were also found dead. All bodies bore signs of violent death with multiple stabs, gunshot wounds and fractures. The criminal investigation into the killings did not produce any results. No autopsies were conducted and the investigators failed to identify potential witnesses. On 24 February 2005, the ECHR held Russia responsible for the murder of the five members of the Khashiyev and Akayeva families. Judgment http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=718910&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Admissibililty http://cmiskp.echr.coe.int/tkp197/view.asp?action=html&documentId=671220&portal=hbkm&source=externalbydocnumber&table=F69A27FD8FB86142BF01C1166DEA398649 Summary http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/research-units/hrsj/ehrac/ehrac-litigation/case-summaries/chechnya/the-first-three-judgments.cfm