The members of the European Parliament voted on Thursday, February 14, in Strasbourg for a resolution calling for the “immediate release” of the head of the head of the Grozny mission of the human rights centre “memorial” Ouba Titieva.
The resolution, quoted by AFP, it is noted that although in Chechnya and nearing the end of the process on charges Titieva in “possession of drugs”, in fact, the persecution of human rights “related to his work” in “the Memorial”.
The document also notes “dramaticheskoe the deteriorating situation with human rights (in Chechnya) over the past years.”
Recall Oub Tatiev was detained in Grozny on 11 January 2018. The trial continues in the Shali court of Grozny.
The human rights activist claims that drugs were planted on him by police during the arrest. Titiev immediately after arrest, wrote a statement about planted drugs, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, but a criminal case in his statement not filed.
In June 2018, the Council on human rights (HRC) under the President of Russia has considered that the consequence of the biased attitude to the statement Ouba Titieva not spent on verification. However, the Supreme court of Chechnya conclusion, the HRC ignored.
8 October 2018 at the opening session of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg announced the award of the václav Havel Chechen human rights activist that he made a “widely recognized contribution to the protection of human rights in the region, exposing the abuses of the local authorities.”