Russia found responsible for disappearance

The European Court of Human Rights has found Russia responsible for the enforced disappearance of a Chechen man in October 2004. The judgment is an important result of our cooperation with Russian Justice Initiative. Timur Beksultanov disappeared after he was arrested by the Russian military at a checkpoint near the village of Achkhoy-Martan, Chechnya.

The court rules that Russia has violated the right to life and that Beksultanov was unlawfully deprived of his liberty. According to the judgment Russian authorities have failed to conduct an effective investigation into Beksultanov’s disappearance. The manner in which the applicant’s complaints were dealt with constituted inhuman treatment.

The mother of the victim, who was the applicant, was awarded 60,000 euro in moral damages.

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Categories: Achievements.
Tags: Disappearances and European Court of Human Rights.
Regions: Russia.