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Chechen Rights Defender Titiyev Granted Early Release on Parole

The Shali district court in Russia's Chechnya region says it has granted an early release from prison to human rights activist Oyub Titiyev. The court on June 10 announced its decision to release Titiyev on parole. The ruling is expected to take up to 10 days to come into force. Titiyev, the 61-year-old head of the Chechnya office of the human rights group Memorial, was arrested in January 2018 by police who claimed they found marijuana in his car. Titiyev and Memorial say the...

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