The case was successfully considered the complaint about the abduction of the applicants' relative by the representatives of the state and the failure to conduct an effective investigation of this circumstance. The case has violated the requirements of Articles 2, 3, 5 and 13 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2008, complainants were assisted in preparing a аpplication. Subsequently, the аpplication was communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaint, the applicants (seven people) living in the Republic of Ingushetia complained about the disappearance of their relative in January 2006 after his abduction by state agents and about the failure to conduct an effective investigation into this circumstance. They also complained about the moral suffering caused to them as a result of the disappearance of their close relative and the illegality of his detention, as well as the lack of available remedies for these violations.
On 21 February 2017, on the complaint filed by the applicant, the European Court unanimously ruled that in the present case the authorities violated the requirements of articles 2 (right to life) in its substantive and procedural aspects, 3 (prohibition of torture) in respect of the applicants, 5 (right to liberty and security of person) in relation to the applicants' abducted close relative, 13 of the Convention (the right to an effective domestic remedy), taken in conjunction with Articles 2 and 3 of the Convention. The European Court ordered the respondent State to pay the applicants a total of 68,000 euros in respect of non-pecuniary damage, pecuniary damage and court costs.
ECHR judgment of February 21, 2017 in the case of Kushtova and Others (Kushtova and Others) v. Russia (N 2) (аpplication No. 60806/08).