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.
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.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS BEFORE 15 JANUARY 2018 TO:
President of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Ul. Ilyinka, 23
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
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,
Chechen Republic, Russian Federation
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.