21 November 2020, 23:56

Russia's SC sides with native of Chechnya, Khusein Tsetiev

Based on the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on violation of the rights of Khusein Tsetiev, a native of Chechnya, the Supreme Court (SC) of Russia has declared illegal all the earlier court judgements on the extension of his arrest. This allows Tsetiev to demand an increase in compensation for his three years of detention, said his advocate.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that, in October 2019, the court appointed compensations for a three-year-long arrest on unjust charges to Said-Magomed and Khusein Tsetiev, and Khamid Razhapov, all natives of Chechnya. Their defence has appealed against this decision in order to achieve increased compensations.

The Tsetievs and Razhapov were accused of beating up rescuers near the settlement of Vnukovo, as well as attempted murder of eight people. The defence claimed that all the three had alibis, which was confirmed by video records from their residences.

Tatiana Okushko, an advocate, has noted that Tsetiev and other figurants in the case are morally satisfied with the SC's decision.

Khusein Tsetiev said that prior to his arrest he had a prestigious and well-paid job. "While I was in custody, I lost all my contacts; and I had to start everything from scratch. My family had to go into debts in order to survive," he said.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 21, 2020 at 03:23 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Tatyana Gantimurova; Source: CK correspondent

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