The case has successfully examined complaints about the lack of a proper investigation into the death of the applicants' spouses as a result of an accident. The case has violated the requirements of Article 2 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
In 2007, complainants were assisted in preparing аpplications. Subsequently, the аpplications were merged and communicated to the Russian Federation.
In their complaints, the applicants living in the Chechen Republic complained that the deaths of their husbands as a result of a traffic accident involving military personnel had not been properly investigated.
On January 31, 2017 on the complaints lodged by the applicants, the European Court unanimously decided that in the present case the authorities violated the requirements of Article 2 of the Convention (the right to life) in its substantive and procedural aspects and ordered the respondent state to pay in compensation for material damage 9,111 euros to the first applicant and 37,787 euros to the second, as well as 60,000 euros to each applicant in respect of non-pecuniary damage.
ECHR Ordinance of January 31, 2017 on the case of Abubakarova and Midalishova (Abubakarova and Midalishova) v. Russia (аpplications N 47222/07 and 47223/07).