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Urgent Action: Prominent defender must be released

The final hearing in the trial against Oyub Titiev, prominent human rights defender and head of Memorial’s Grozny office, will take place on 11 March. He is facing up to 10 years in prison if convicted on fabricated drug-related charges. He is a prisoner of conscience, persecuted solely for the peaceful exercise of his human rights and should be released immediately and unconditionally.

Take action.




Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Russian to:


Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation
Yuriy Yakovlevich Chaika
Russian Federation
Fax: +7495 987 58 41/ +7495 692 17 25
Twitter: @Genproc
Salutation: Dear Prosecutor General


And copies to:

Prosecutor of the Chechen Republic 
Sharpuddi Abdul-Kadyrov 
Prosecutor’s Office of the Chechen Republic 
Chechen Republic, Russian Federation 
Twitter: @chechproc 

President of the Russian Federation 
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin 
Moscow, Russian Federation 
Fax: +7 495 9102134 
Twitter: @KremlinRussia @KremlinRussia_E 

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR ALEXANDER VLADIMIROVICH YAKOVENKO Embassy of  Russia 6-7 Kensington Palace Gardens London W8 4QP 020 7229 6412

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

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