EU court rules Russia must pay compensation to Chechen families

EU court ruled that Russia must pay over 270,000 euros to compensate two families for the killing of their relatives in the southern province of Chechnya.

EU court rules Russia must pay compensation to Chechen families
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled Thursday that Russia must pay over 270,000 euros (372,000 dollars) to compensate two families for the killing of their relatives in the southern province of Chechnya.

In a Russian military attack in Grozny, Chechnya's capital, and in the area around Gekhi in 2000, nine members of both families were arrested and others disappeared.

Their bodies were later found with obvious signs of having suffered violent deaths.

Their families complained to the authorities repeatedly, but did not receive any justice.

The court ruled that the Moscow government was responsible for the deaths as no plausible explanation had been offered for them. In spite of numerous complaints, the authorities had not investigated the deaths, the ruling said.

The judge found that the inefficiency of the state prosecutor with regard to the deaths indicated that a cover-up had taken place.

In both cases, Russia had violated the right to life and the right to justice, the court ruled.


DPA

Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Temmuz 2007, 14:54
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