Urgent Action outcome: Chechen human rights defender jailed
On 18 March the Shali City Court sentenced Oyub Titiev, head of the Memorial Human Rights Center’s office in Grozny, Chechnya, to four years in penal colony under fabricated drug-related charges. Prior to the sentencing, he spent one year and two months behind bars in pre-trial detention.
Amnesty International will continue campaigning in support of Oyub Titiev and demand his immediate and unconditional release. His conviction should be overturned as he is a prisoner of conscience imprisoned solely for his human rights work in Chechnya. As Oyub Titiev said in his final statement in court on 11 March “we will fight to the end, until my innocence is fully recognized and those responsible are punished."
NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUESTED FROM THE NETWORK. MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO SENT APPEALS.
This is the 5th and final update for UA 005/18 More information: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/EUR46/0086/2019/en/