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2011 | EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS | Ingushetia | Velkhiyev and Others V. Russia (Application no. 34085/06) 5 July 2011

In this case 2 Russians residents in Ingushetia were arrested without warrant, and tortured, one of them to death, by officers of the federal units of the Russian Ministry of the Interior who were stationed in Nazran following an attack carried out by rebel fighters on 21-22 June 2004. The officers brought persons to the Unit “in order to check whether they had been involved in the crimes”. Violations of Articles 2,3,5,8 and 13 of the ECHR. Substantial damages paid to the survivor and to the family of the deceased man.

Summaries of and links to many more cases originating in this region can be found at the site of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC).