Russian Human Rights Defender Detained in Chechnya
In the morning of 9 January, Russian human rights defender Oyub Titiev was allegedly detained by the police. Titiev took the lead of Memorial’s office in Grozny, Chechnya after the brazen murder of Natalia Estemirova in 2009. He has received numerous work-related threats in recent years. Chechnya’s abysmal human rights record leaves Civil Rights Defenders seriously concerned about Oyub’s detention.