Oyub Titiev with his advocate Pyotr Zaikin in the court room. Photo by Patimat Makhmudova for the "Caucasian Knot"

10 December 2018, 21:19

Oyub Titiev's arrest extended by three months

The court has upheld the demand of the prosecution and extended the arrest of Oyub Titiev, the head of the Grozny office of the Human Rights Centre (HRC) "Memorial", until March 22, 2019.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Titiev has been under arrest since January 11 on charges of drug possession. His advocates asked the court to release him under the house arrest.

The lady-judge has considered that in the submitted materials "there is sufficient information confirming the involvement of the human rights defender in the crimes imputed to him", and this is enough to extend his freedom restriction. Also, "the court fears that Titiev may hide outside of Russia, since he has a passport for foreign travels."

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 10, 2018 at 04:50 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondent

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