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08 October 2019, 17:10

ECtHR awards 400,000 euros of compensation to families of persons disappeared in Northern Caucasus

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) obliged Russia to pay 80,000 euros to families of each of five natives of Chechnya, Ingushetia, Dagestan, and Kabardino-Balkaria, who were kidnapped in 2007-2001.

Today, the ECtHR has pronounced the decision in the case of "Nakani et al. vs. Russia", which combined complaints about the disappearance of five persons, including Ibragim Gazdiev, Khamzat Dzeitov, Georgy Nakani, Said Sigauri, and Magomed Rashidov, in different republics of Northern Caucasus in 2007-2011, reports today the press service of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial".

The criminal cases on the kidnappings of the above mentioned persons were suspended "due to the impossibility to find the persons to be charged." The ECtHR found the Russian authorities responsible for the kidnappings and the probable deaths of those five persons and for the ineffective investigation into the cases on kidnappings.

The ECtHR awarded relatives of each kidnapped person a compensation of moral damage in the amount of 80,000 euros. Compensations of pecuniary damage and legal expenses were also awarded to some complainants, and in total, the ECtHR awarded the compensation amounting to 432,500 euros, the HRC "Memorial" reports.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 8, 2019 at 01:00 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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