车臣法院驳回上诉继续关押人权组织领导人 Chechen Court Rejects Appeal, Leaves Human Rights Leader in Jail

俄罗斯车臣地区最高法院星期五驳回了一位人权团体领导人对延长审前监禁的上诉。这意味着人权组织“纪念”的格罗兹尼分部主任提提耶夫最短也要在监狱里被关到6月9号。

60岁的提提耶夫1月9号被逮捕后一直被审前监禁,罪名是拥有大麻。他本人及其支持者说,这个罪名纯属捏造。

西方人权活动人士说,车臣警方经常对亲莫斯科车臣领导人卡德罗夫的批评者进行毒品栽赃。

2014年,公开批评卡德罗夫的活动人士库塔耶夫被指控拥有毒品,被判4年监禁。库塔耶夫坚决否认这项指控。2016年,新闻记者格吉耶夫被以与毒品有关的罪名逮捕,获刑3年,至今仍在服刑。

The Supreme Court in Russia's Chechnya region on Friday rejected an appeal of the extension of the pretrial detention of the chief of a human rights group. That means Oyub Titiyev, the director of Memorial's Grozny office, will remain in jail until at least June 9.

The 60-year-old Titiyev has been in pretrial detention in Chechnya since his arrest on January 9 for a marijuana-possession charge he and supporters say was fabricated.

According to Western human rights activists, Chechen police systematically plant drugs on critics of Chechnya's pro-Moscow leader, Ramzan Kadyrov.

In 2014, following public criticism of Kadyrov, activist Ruslan Kutayev was sentenced to four years in prison on drug-possession charges that he flatly denied. In 2016, journalist Zhalaudi Geriyev of the Caucasian Knot website was also arrested on drug charges and sentenced to three years in prison. He remains in custody.