Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks called on the Russian authorities to immediately release the Head of the Chechen Branch of the Human Rights Centre “Memorial” Oyub Titiev.
“With deep concern, I learned about the detention of a well-known human rights activist and the Head of the Chechen Branch of the Human Rights Center Memorial Oyub Titiev by the Chechen authorities,” wrote Muižnieks. “I urge Russian authorities, both regional and federal ones, to ensure the immediate release of Oyub Titiev and provide him with all necessary protection.”

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