ECHR judgment of June 4, 2019 in the case of Abubakarova and Others v. Russia (applications N 867/12, 869/12, 7215/12, 52498/12, 77701/12, 79938/12, 1969 (13, 73593/13, 63000/14 and 70438/14).
In 2012, 2013 and 2014, the applicants were assisted in preparing applications. Subsequently, the applications were consolidated and communicated by the Russian Federation.
The case has successfully examined applications about the lack of an effective investigation into the disappearance of the applicants 'relatives after they were allegedly detained by State agents and causing the applicants moral suffering in connection with these circumstances, as well as the illegality of the applicants' relatives in detention. The case has violated the requirements of Articles 2, 3, 5 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as well as Article 13 of the Convention in conjunction with Article 2 of the Convention and Article 13 of the Convention in conjunction with Article 3 of the Convention in respect of individual applicants.
In their applications, the applicants complained that their relatives had disappeared after the alleged detention by State agents and that no effective investigation had been carried out in this connection. The applicants also complained about the moral suffering caused to them by the disappearance of their relatives and the unlawfulness of their detention.
On June 4, 2019, according to the applications submitted by the applicants, the European Court unanimously decided that in the present case the Russian authorities violated the requirements of Articles 2 (the right to life) in its substantive and procedural aspects, 3 (prohibition of torture), 5 (right to liberty and security of person) and 13 of the Convention (the right to an effective domestic remedy) in conjunction with Article 2 of the Convention, Article 13 of the Convention in conjunction with Article 3 of the Convention in respect of individual applicants, and ordered the authorities to rstva the respondent to pay the applicants various sums from 80 000 to 1300 000 euros in non-pecuniary damage.