Urgent Action update: Human rights defender’s sentencing is imminent

On 26 November, Oyub Titiev prisoner of conscience and the head of Russian NGO Memorial’s office in Grozny, who has been in pre-trial detention since 9January 2018  was denied release on bail. Chechnya’s Shali City Court also rejected the request by his lawyers that Oyub not be kept in a cage during hearings. His next hearing is on 10 December. He must be released immediately and unconditionally and all charges against him dropped.

Take action.

Please write immediately in Russian or your own language calling on the Russian authorities to:

  • Release Oyub Titiev immediately and unconditionally, and drop all charges against him, as he is a prisoner of conscience detained solely in connection with his legitimate human rights work;
  • Ensure that human rights organisations in Russia, and in Chechnya specifically, including Human Rights Centre Memorial, can work without fear of persecution and intimidation.




President of the Russian Federation

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin

Ul. Ilyinka, 23

103132 Moscow,

Russian Federation

Fax: +7 495 9102134

Twitter: @KremlinRussia @KremlinRussia_E

Salutation: Dear President


Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation

Yuriy Yakovlevich Chaika

Prosecutor General’s Office

ul. B. Dmitrovka, d.15a

125993 Moscow GSP- 3

Russian Federation

Fax: +7495 987 58 41/ +7495 692 17 25

Salutation: Dear Prosecutor General



And copies to:

Prosecutor of the Chechen Republic

Sharpuddi Muaidovich Abdul-Kadyrov

Prosecutor’s Office of the Chechen Republic

Ul.  Idrisova d. 42,

Grozny, 36400

Chechen Republic, Russian Federation

Email:  procurat-chech@mail.ru

Salutation: Dear Prosecutor


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 office if sending appeals after the above date.


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