Russia ordered to pay more than 300 thousand euros to the families of the victims in Grozny

The European court of human rights (ECHR) ruled on the claims of the Russians on the case of the death of their relatives, obliging the Russian authorities to pay the victims a total of 302,5 thousand euros. On Tuesday, October 10, reports “Interfax”.

According to the court document, we are talking about the death of a 21 relative of the plaintiffs on 5 February 2000 in the village of Novye Aldy, located near Grozny, during the operation of Russian security services. According to the victims, the investigation was not properly conducted.

The court ruled that Russian authorities had violated article 2 (“Right to life”) of the Convention on the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms and has to pay 15 thousand euros to each plaintiff, as well as two and a half thousand Euro to the bill for legal costs. The ECHR took into account the fact that in 2015 the Russian government has paid to the 12 claimants of compensation from 1 to 1.4 million rubles.

Earlier, in 2007, the ECHR decided to pay 170 thousand euros to five relatives of the victims in the same operation. The requesters ‘ claims were supported by lawyers from the human rights centre “memorial” (Moscow) and the European centre for the protection of human rights (EHRAC, London). The Strasbourg court rejected the arguments of Russian government that the consequence has not been proven, the participation of policemen in the massacre of 56 civilians in Novye Aldy in February 2000, reported by “Novaya Gazeta”.

In September the ECtHR refused to review the decision on the terrorist attack in Beslan, according to which Russia should pay the plaintiffs compensation in the amount of about three million euros.