The internally displaced Azerbaijani residents from Karabakh. 1993. Photo: Oleg Litvin

12 December 2017, 18:09

Six Azerbaijani IDPs to get compensation from Armenia

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has pronounced a decision to pay 73,649 US dollars to the complainants in the case "Chyragov and Others vs. Armenia", who lost their housing during the Karabakh conflict.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on April 6, 2005, the claim was filed to the ECtHR and accepted for consideration in 2012.

The complainants, Kurds by their nationality, stated that in May 1992, the Armenian military forces expelled them from the houses in the regional centre of Lachin and they still cannot return there.

On June 16, 2015, the ECtHR recognized violations of the complainants' rights under articles on the protection of property, the right to respect for private and family life and the right to effective legal protection.

According to the Strasbourg Court, the Armenian authorities are to pay 5000 euros to each of the six complainants for moral and material damage.

Besides, today, the ECtHR has obliged Azerbaijan to pay 35,000 euros to members of an Armenian family, who also lost their housing during the Karabakh conflict in 1992.

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

Author: Faik Medjid; Source: CK correspondent

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