01/10/2018

Urgent Action: Human Rights Defender Detained In Chechnya (Russian Federation: UA 5.18)


On 9 January, police arbitrarily arrested Chechen human rights defender Oyub Titiev. He was held incommunicado for several hours and remains in detention falsely accused of drug possession. If tried and convicted he could face up to 10 years in prison. He is a prisoner of conscience and must be released immediately and unconditionally.

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On 9 January, police arbitrarily arrested Chechen human rights defender Oyub Titiev. He was held incommunicado for several hours and remains in detention falsely accused of drug possession. If tried and convicted he could face up to 10 years in prison. He is a prisoner of conscience and must be released immediately and unconditionally.

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;
  • Conduct an immediate, impartial and effective investigation into the circumstances that led to Oyub Titiev’s arbitrary arrest, including the allegations of planting evidence, and hold anyone found responsible to account;
  • Take all measures to end the practice of arbitrary detention, torture and other ill-treatment in Chechnya.

Contact these two officials by 21 February, 2018:

Prosecutor of the Chechen Republic
Sharpuddi Muaidovich Abdul-Kadyrov
Prosecutor’s Office of the Chechen Republic
Ul. Idrisova d. 42,
Grozny, 36400
Chechen Republic
Russian Federation
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Prosecutor

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

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