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European Court To Rule On Chechnya Case

The European Court of Human Rights (epa) PRAGUE, July 27, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- The European Court of Human Rights is to rule today in the case of a woman whose son disappeared after he was detained by Russian forces in Chechnya.

Fatima Bazorkina claims her son was mistreated and killed by federal forces and that no effective investigation was carried out.

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

Crisis In Chechnya

Crisis In Chechnya

RFE/RL's complete coverage of Russia's war-torn Republic of Chechnya.


An annotated timeline of the Chechnya conflict.