Case No. 14811/04
Judgment date: 20 January 2011

The applicant complained that he was kidnapped from his home in Grozny, Chechnya, in front of his family, taken to three separate locations, and tortured by Russian State agents for ten days. In particular, the applicant had electric currents passed through his body, was beaten for hours at a time, interrogated about Chechen rebel links, and subjected to threats to his life and those of his family. The applicant was released after his relatives paid a ransom of 1,500 USD. The applicant suffered from severe physical and psychological injuries. The Russian authorities opened an investigation into the events which is still ongoing.

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