Court arrested head of Chechen Memorial for two months
Oyub Titiev is accused of illegal storage of drugs on especially large scale.
Head of the Chechen branch of Memorial human rights movement Oyub Titiev is sent to a pre-trial detention center for two months by a court decision. Spokeswoman of the center Yulia Orlova told journalists about it.
Earlier the investigation had charged Titiev with Storage of Drugs on especially large scale (part 2 of Art. 228 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
As the CrimeRussia wrote earlier, Oyub Titiev was detained on January 9 in Kurchaloyevsky district of the republic. He was stopped by traffic police officers, 180 grams of marijuana was found in his car during the inspection. U.S. and EU authorities called to release the head of Chechen Memorial, however Ramzan Kadyrov's press service considers such statements as an attempt of pressure upon the investigation.
The General Director of Research and Production Complex (NPK) Dedal was detained when transferring the first part of the bribe in the amount of 2.5 million rubles ($37.9 thousand) in one of Simferopol restaurants.
The sons of the former head of the village of Balakhani, Untsukulsky district of Dagestan, Magomedrasul Yakubov, had troubles with the law. They were suspected of illegal arms trafficking and ties with militants.
The main suspect is Hand-To-Hand Fighting World Champion Shakhban Machiev wounded by the return fire of a National Guard officer, is in hospital; two others, the brothers Magomed and Khaskil Yakubov, are currently wanted by the police.
The document prepared on the instructions of Head of Government, Dmitry Medvedev, does not hide the intention of the Russian authorities to support Oleg Deripaska’s structures that fell under US sanctions.