Zarema Gaisanova. Photo:

13 May 2016, 02:49

Oleg Orlov: investigation into Zarema Gaisanova's kidnapping should be resumed

After the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has pronounced the decision to hold Russia responsible for the kidnapping in Chechnya of Zarema Gaisanova, a staff member of the "Danish Refugee Council", the competent authorities shall carry out an effective investigation into the circumstances of the crime. This was stated by Oleg Orlov, a member of the Board of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial".

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on May 12, the ECtHR pronounced the decision on the complaint filed by Lida Gaisanova, the mother of kidnapped Zarema Gaisanova, and found Russia responsible for the kidnapping. According to the ECtHR's decision, the applicant is to be paid compensation in the amount of 60,000 euros.

Apart from payment of compensation in the amount of 60,000 euros, the Russian side should resume the investigation into the case, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was told by Oleg Orlov, a member of the Board of the HRC "Memorial".

"Russia shall do two things. Firstly, it is to pay the compensation awarded to family members of the kidnapped woman. And secondly, Russia should resume the investigation into the case, investigate it, find the persons responsible for the crime, and punish them," Oleg Orlov has said.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Magomed Tuayev; Source: CK correspondent

All news

September 21, 2019 22:04

September 21, 2019 21:56

  • Journalists beaten up in Ingushetia assess prospects of their complaints to ECtHR

    The journalists and rights defenders, who suffered, when their minibus of the Joint Mobile Group (JMG) was attacked in Ingushetia in 2016, have complained to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), indicating violations of five articles of the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR). However, the victims have no hope that their complaints to the ECtHR will contribute to the resumption of an effective investigation of their case in Russia.

September 21, 2019 15:21

  • Residents of South Ossetia mark Republic Day with parade and mass festivities

    On the occasion of the Republic Day in South Ossetia, four days-off were announced, September 20-23. According to the tradition, residents of Tskhinvali, the capital, came to the military parade and festivities, although not everyone knows the meaning of the holiday. In 1990, with the proclamation of the South Ossetian Republic, the process of the collapse of the USSR began, said Mamuka Areshidze, a Georgian political analyst.

September 21, 2019 15:17

September 21, 2019 11:38

News archive