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Relatives Of Missing Chechens Win Judgment Against Kremlin

Russia has been ordered to pay almost 200,000 euros ($267,000) in total to 10 Chechens whose three relatives have been missing since 2000.

The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg issued the ruling on November 7.

The relatives of the missing Chechens say they disappeared after Russian troops took them away during Moscow's second military campaign in Chechnya.

Thousands died, went missing, or were displaced during two unsuccessful separatist wars in Chechnya in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region in the mid-1990s and early 2000s.

Based on reporting by RIA Novosti and Interfax