Court condemns Russia for Chechen's disappearance

  • 2006-08-02
  • By Roberts Parsons, RFE/RL
PRAGUE - In a landmark ruling, the European Court of Human Rights has held Russia responsible for the disappearance and presumed death of a Chechen man. It is the first time the European Court of Human Rights has heard a case like this from Russia. It is thought it could now set a precedent for hundreds of other cases concerning disappearances in Chechnya.Khadzhi-Murat Yandiyev disappeared in 1999 after being detained by Russian troops. His mother brought the case against Russia in 2001 on the grounds that Russian authorities had failed to investigate the case adequately. She alleged that R...
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