Chechnya: Human rights defender Oyub Titiev gets 4-year jail term

Relatives and activists criticise the sentencing of the human rights activist who exposed extrajudicial killings, kidnappings and torture by Chechnya's government.

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    A court in Chechnya has sentenced a human rights defender, Oyub Titiev, to four years in prison after he was found guilty of drug possession.

    Relatives and activists have said the charges against the head of the Chechnya branch of Russia's main human rights organisation Memorial are absurd and fabricated.

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Chechnya.


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