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 decision on the undesirability of one of the most influential thieves in law Tariel Oniani’s (Mulukhov) stay in Russia after his release next year was taken on August 6 by Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev. After Oniani’s release, the MIA explained, he will be expelled from Russia for life.
The gray cardinal of Karachay-Cherkessia (KChR), Senator Rauf Arashukov used opportunities to influence the Cherkessian community of the region, especially youth. He was nominated to the post of Prime-Minister of the republic. However, no one shared his political wishes and methods of struggle. According to the sources of The CrimeRussia, the Senator masterminded the murder of youth movement leader Aslan Zhukov in 2010. Many people knew about, the witnesses of a high-profile crime testified against him. But the political weight and ties terminated the case. And even the self-proclaimed killer was unable to prove his guilt in court. However, as it became known the other day, six years after his acquittal, he gave himself up once again.