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Strasbourg Rules Against Russia Over Chechen Deaths


http://gdb.rferl.org/CC822CBA-09AD-43DE-A747-42C060DA0745_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/CC822CBA-09AD-43DE-A747-42C060DA0745_mw800_mh600.jpg Russian troops strip-search a Chechen (fiile photo) (ITAR-TASS) October 12, 2006 -- The European Court of Human Rights today ruled that the Russian state was responsible for the unlawful killings of five Chechens during a security operation by Russian military forces in the province's capital Grozny six years ago.


The court also said Russia failed to properly investigate the execution-style killings in Grozny, and ordered Moscow to pay the victims' relatives more than a total of $285,000 in damages.


(AP)

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