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.
In July, the Chechen Supreme Court (SC) left him in custody until December 22. Titiev claims that drugs were planted on him by law enforcers.
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