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ECHR: Disappearance and Presumed Death of Chechen Man

Posted by Info on 30/03/2011

ON 29.3.2011 In Chamber judgment in the case Murtazovy v. Russia (application
no.11564/07)
the European Court of Human Rights held,
unanimously, that there had been:
A violation of Article 2 (right to life) of the European Convention on Human Rights
concerning the disappearance of the applicants’ close relative;
A violation of Article 2 of the Convention concerning the inadequate investigation into
his disappearance;
A violation of Article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment or
punishment)
concerning the applicants’ moral suffering;
A violation of Article 5 (right to liberty and security); and
A violation of Article 13 (right to an effective remedy).
The case concerned the applicants’ allegation that Ayub Murtazov was abducted and
killed by Russian servicemen during an unacknowledged security operation in November
2002 in the Chechen Republic.

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