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European Court Rules Russia Must Pay Chechen Woman

European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg
MOSCOW (RFE/RL) -- The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled on June 18 that Russian authorities should pay compensation to a Chechen woman because of the disappearance of her son, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

The Strasbourg court found Russia guilty of violating the European Convention on Human Rights and obliged Moscow to pay 35,000 euros ($50,000) to the missing man's mother, Sabigat Magomadova, as compensation.

Her son, Ibragim Uruskhanov, was detained by Russian soldiers in 2002 and has not been seen since. Magomadova has unsuccessfully sought information about her son's whereabouts.

Russian authorities failed to provide the court with documents either confirming or denying Uruskhanov's detention.