05/16/2018

Urgent Action Update: Defender’s Detention Extended Again (Russian Federation: UA 5.18)


The pre-trial detention of Oyub Titiev, a prisoner of conscience and head of the Grozny office of the Russian human rights group Memorial, has been extended for another month, until 9 June. The Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic rejected an appeal against the extension.

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The pre-trial detention of Oyub Titiev, a prisoner of conscience and head of the Grozny office of the Russian human rights group Memorial, has been extended for another month, until 9 June. The Supreme Court of the Chechen Republic rejected an appeal against the extension.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Release Oyub Titiev immediately and unconditionally, and drop all charges against him, as he is a prisoner of conscience;
  • Pending his release, ensure that Oyub Titiev is protected from torture and ill-treatment;
  • Conduct a prompt, impartial and effective investigation into both the circumstances that led to Oyub Titiev’s arbitrary arrest and the attacks against Memorial offices and employees, ensuring anyone found responsible is brought to justice in fair trial proceedings.

Contact these two officials by 25 June, 2018:

President of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Ul. Ilyinka, 23
103132 Moscow,
Russian Federation
Fax: +7 495 9102134
Twitter: @KremlinRussia@KremlinRussia_E
Salutation: Dear President

Ambassador Anatoly Antonov,
Embassy of the Russian Federation
2650 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington DC 20007
Phone: 1 202 298 5700  I  Fax: 1 202 298 5735
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @mfa_russia
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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