On 26 November, Oyub Titiev – prisoner of conscience and the head of Russian NGO Memorial’s office in Grozny, who has been in pre-trial detention since 9 January 2018 – was denied release on bail. Chechnya’s Shali City Court also rejected the request by his lawyers that Oyub not be kept in a cage during hearings. His next hearing is on 10 December. He must be released immediately and unconditionally and all charges against him dropped.
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 detained solely in connection with his legitimate human rights work;
- Ensure that human rights organisations in Russia, and in Chechnya specifically, including Human Rights Centre Memorial, can work without fear of persecution and intimidation.
Contact these two officials by 15 January, 2019:
President of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Ul. Ilyinka, 23
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]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador
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