January 10, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
The European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Thursday that Russia must pay 1.9 million euros, or $2.6 million, to the families of 36 Chechen men who disappeared between 2000 and 2006. The court found that Russia was in violation of Articles 2, 3, 5 and 13 of the European Convention on ...[read more]
June 2, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On June 2, 2011, Russia's Federal Security Service chargedRustam Makhmudov with the 2006murder of journalistAnna Politkovskaya following hisarrest. A human rights activist and critic of the Kremlin, Politkovskaya was shot dead in the elevator of her apartment building in Moscow as she was re... ...[read more]
December 27, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On December 27, 2007, a Russian military court in the North Caucasus region sentenced Russian Interior Force officers Yevgeny Khudyakov and Sergei Arakcheyev to 17 and 15 years in prison respectively forkilling three construction workers during a January 2003 operation in the war-torn region of ...[read more]
November 9, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On November 9, 2006, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Russia was responsible for the disappearances of three Chechens since Russian occupation of the former Soviet satellite country began in 1999. Additionally, the court found that Russia had violated the European Convention on ...[read more]
June 14, 2011
by Zach Zagger
A court in Moscow acquitted human rights activist Oleg Orlov of a libel suit brought by Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov over an allegation that he was responsible for the killing of a Chechen rights activist. The court found that the allegations were hypothetical and thus, did not constitute ...[read more]
June 1, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
Russia's Federal Security Service on Tuesday arrested the suspected shooter in the widely publicized 2006 murder of famed journalist Anna Politkovskaya. Rustam Makhmudov was arrested at his parents' home in Chechnya almost five years after the killing as two of his brothers and a former police ...[read more]
May 29, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 29, 2008, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued five decisions finding Russia responsible for the disappearance of a dozen people during armed raids in Chechnya in 2002 and 2003. The court directed Russia to pay more than ?350,000 in damages to the families of the victims... ...[read more]
February 12, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 12, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that Russia breached the European Convention on Human Rights in two cases concerning disappearances in Chechnya. In the cases of Razman Guluyeva and Islam Dubayev, the ECHR held that Russia violated the right to life, the right ...[read more]
September 8, 2010
by Sarah Miley
A Russian judge was killed Tuesday outside his home in the North Caucasus province of Kabardino-Balkaria, according to Russian authorities. District judge Dzhulber Bykov was shot several times by gunmen suspected to be Islamic insurgents and died at the scene. The Russian government has faced a ...[read more]
February 12, 2010
by Patrice Collins
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled Friday that Russia breached the European Convention on Human Rights in two cases concerning disappearances in Chechnya. In the cases of Razman Guluyeva and Islam Dubayev, the ECHR held that Russia violated the right to life, the right to liberty and... ...[read more]

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