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.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 11 MARCH 2019
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
Fax: +7495 987 58 41/ +7495 692 17 25
Salutation: Dear Prosecutor General
And copies to:
Prosecutor of the Chechen Republic
Prosecutor’s Office of the Chechen Republic
Chechen Republic, Russian Federation
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.