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01 July 2020, 10:59

ECtHR appoints compensation to relatives of Dagestani who died after torture by law enforcers

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has obliged Russia to pay 98,000 euros of compensation to the relatives of Marat Satybalov, a resident of Dagestan, who died after being beaten up at some power body.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in 2010, Luiza Khaigaeva, a resident of the village of Aksai, Khasavyurt District, turned to Vladimir Lukin, the then Russian Ombudsman, asking him to punish the law enforcers who had beaten her husband to death.

According to Khaigaeva, on May 2, 2010, her husband and his friends went on vacation to the Kazbekovsky District. On the way, they stopped in the village of Dylym to buy food and medicines, but armed people pulled them out of the car and beat them up.

According to the court, law enforcers ere called by the pharmacist, to whom a visitor with a long beard seemed suspicious. Law enforcers grabbed Satybalov by the beard, dragged him out of the car and brought to some power body, where they punched and kicked him and beat up with submachine butts.

After the beating, Satybalov was in critical condition; and the next day he died.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 1, 2020 at 00:19 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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