Published: 27 Feb 2014
Dzhabrailov and Others v Russia
Case No. 8620/09 and 47770/09
Judgment Date: 27 February 2014
The ECtHR joined nine applications together. EHRAC/Memorial represented two of the joined applications; Dzhabrailov and Usumovy. The applicants complained, under Article 2 ECHR, that between 2000 and 2004, 13 of their close male relatives had been unlawfully detained by state agents in Chechnya during special operations and that no effective investigation had taken place. The applicants have had no news of their missing relatives since the alleged arrests, while the investigative proceedings have been repeatedly suspended and remained pending for several years without achieving any tangible results. The investigation in the Dzhabrailov case was last suspended on 25 December 2011, ten years after Mr Dzhabrailov was arrested. Mr Moul Usumov, who was an employee of the Kurchaloy Federal Security Service (FSB) prior to his arrest, has not been seen since 30 June 2001. The investigation into his disappearance was suspended on 2 March 2009.
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