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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

ECHR ordered Russia to compensate Chechen woman
Dwyer Arce at 12:00 AM ET

On April 6, 2007, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordered the Russian government to compensate a Chechen woman for the disappearance and alleged killing of her husband in 2000. Applicant Asmart Magomedovna Baysayeva's husband disappeared on his way to work, a trip that took him through a checkpoint manned by the Russian military. Despite Russian claims that her husband was not one of a number of checkpoint detainees, numerous witnesses told Baysayeva that they saw Russian soldiers taking him away. In finding that Russia failed in its duty to protect Baysayeva's husband and to properly investigate his disappearance, the ECHR awarded her approximately € 52,000, as well as court costs.

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