Court arrested head of Chechen Memorial for two months

Court arrested head of Chechen Memorial for two months
Oyub Titiev

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.

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