Case No. 25385/04
Judgment date: 15 January 2009

In June 2004, the applicant’s husband was apprehended (together with another man) by four armed men. The applicant alleged that the armed men were in fact FSB officers. Following a checkpoint stop when the captors were unable to produce identity documents, all six men were detained by the Department of Interior (ROVD) but were subsequently released following confirmation by the District Prosecutor that the four captors were indeed FSB officers and the detention was authorised. The applicant’s husband has not been seen since. The applicant complained of violations of Arts. 2 (right to life), 3 (prohibition of inhuman treatment), 5 (right to liberty) and 13 (right to an effective remedy).

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