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Russia Examining Ruling Over Chechen Disappearance


http://gdb.rferl.org/05d19c9a-0dba-441e-9b6e-375bd71e2b97_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/05d19c9a-0dba-441e-9b6e-375bd71e2b97_mw800_mh600.jpg Russian security forces operating in Chechnya (file photo) (RFE/RL) July 28, 2006 -- Russia's Foreign Ministry says it is "carefully examining" a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that condemned Moscow over the disappearance of a young man in Chechnya.


The court on July 27 said Russian authorities had failed to carry out an effective criminal investigation into the disappearance and presumed death of Khadzhi-Murat Yandiyev.


It also ordered Russia to pay his mother 35,000 euros ($45,000) in damages.


Television news in 2000 showed Yandiyev being interrogated by a Russian officer, who then ordered him shot.


(AFP)

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