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Russian Authorities Found Responsible for Forced Disappearance of Dagestan Resident

posted 18 Jun 2012, 16:08 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 18 Jun 2012, 16:08 ]
18 June 2012

Memorial Human Rights Centre

On June 12, 2012 the European Court of Human Rights ruled on the case “Umarov and Umarova against Russia” (/Umarov and Umarova v. Russia/, complaint №2546/08). The Court found that the Russian authorities have violated Article 2 (right for life), Article 3 (inhuman or degrading treatment), Article 5 (right for liberty and security) and Article 13 (right for an effective remedy) of the European Convention on protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. The applicants are the father and sister of abducted and presumably killed Ramazan Umarov, born in 1974. The applicants were represented by lawyers of the Human Rights Centre /Memorial/ (Moscow) and the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC, London). [Read more]