The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for the immediate release of prominent Chechen human rights activist Oyub Titiyev, Rikard Jozwiak, Brussels reporter for RFE/RL, reported. The 8 February resolution labels drug charges levelled against Titiyev ‘trumped-up’.
Chechen authorities have detained a local human rights activist on drug charges. Activists and government critics say the charges have been fabricated in order to silence him. [Read more…]