The European court of human rights (ECHR) ordered Russia to pay 285 million euros to the families of the 21 who died in the village of Novye Aldy in the Stripping near Grozny in 2000. The decision in the case of “Hadjimuradov and others V. Russia” published on the website of the court.

It combines the claims of the 20 citizens who claimed that their relatives, including spouses, children, brothers and uncle, a total of 21 people were killed on 5 February 2000 in Novye Aldy village during the RAID.

The court came to the conclusion that there has been a violation of article 2 of the European Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms (right to life), and ordered to pay 15 thousand euros for each of the 18 plaintiffs. Two more – 15 thousand euros for two people and 2.5 million of legal costs.

The investigation was launched in March 2000, the Prosecutor’s office of Grozny, but not finished until now. As wrote “Caucasian knot”, the case in which today a ruling was filed in court on 1 September 2014.

The applicants complained of violations of articles 2 (right to life) and 13 (right to an effective remedy) of the European Convention on human rights and article 1 of Protocol N1 to the Convention (protection of property).

5 February 2000 in the village of Novye Aldy, according to witnesses, entered a militia of special purpose, and for several hours the victims of extrajudicial killings were more than 50 people, including a year-old child, nine women and 11 elderly residents.

In 2000, the human rights center “memorial” has documented the deaths of 56 residents who are victims of Stripping, and laid responsibility for it personally on Vladimir Putin, including a special operation in a number of bloody bombings in Chechnya, which Putin gave orders.

26 Jul 2007 the ECHR ruled on the case “Musayev and others V. Russia”, which recognized that the responsibility for what happened in the village of Novye Aldy killing 11 relatives of the applicants lies with the power structures and Russian authorities. The European court has also condemned Russia for the failure to conduct an effective investigation into the circumstances of these deaths.



The ECHR ordered Russia to pay 285 million euros to the families of those killed in the sweep of Grozny in 2000 10.10.2017

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