Content tagged with Abuses in the armed forces
Young Russian conscript who died in alleged suicide after savage beating by fellow servicemen was subjected to degrading treatment and the investigation into his death was botched, European Court rules
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled on 14 January 2020 that a Russian soldier who committed suicide just hours after being subjected to a savage beating by two colleagues, was subjected to inhuman and degrading ill-treatment, and that the investigation into the circumstances of his death by the Russian authorities was inadequate and ineffective.
European Court to examine responsibility of Armenian authorities for death of two young conscripts in non-combat situation
The European Court requested the Armenian authorities account for the deaths of two conscripts killed at their military station in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Resource | Case Summary | 17 Mar 2016 | By Caroline MacPherson
Arayik Zalyan, Razmik Sargsyan and Musa Serobyan were servicemen in the Armenian army and alleged that they had been subjected to torture while detained as suspects for murder.
Resource | Case Summary | 24 Apr 2014
The case of Mikhail Perevedentsevy, who, in May 2003, was conscripted to complete his mandatory military service for two years in the Nizhniy Novgorod Region.
Resource | Article | 1 Jun 2014 | By Artur Sakunts
High death rate in Armenian armed forces points to serious and systematic violations of right to life and fair trial
This article looks at the shocking number of deaths which have taken place within the Armenian armed forces during the 20-year period the country has officially been at peace.
Resource | Case Summary | 11 Feb 2010
This case concerns the excessive length of proceedings brought by the applicant to claim compensation for medical negligence by the State authorities.
Resource | Article | 1 Jun 2008 | By Andrey Kuvshinov and Nick Williams
Andrey Kuvshinov and Nick Williams introduce the work of the Citizen and Army human rights initiative and consider the obstacles to the achievement of its aims
Resource | Article | 1 Jun 2006 | By Irina Ananieva
Irina Ananieva outlines the experience of the applicants in the case of Perevedentsev v Russia, concerning the death of a conscripted soldier
Resource | Article | 1 Dec 2005 | By Alison Stuart
Alison Stuart summarises the main points of the Report by the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe on his visit to the Russian Federation in July and September 2004
Resource | Article | 1 Dec 2004
This article outlines the content of an NGO-produced alternative report on Russia to the UNCAT, including key problem areas and recommendations to the government