Arrested Chechen Activist Says Police Planted Drugs On Him
Chechen human rights activist Oyub Titiyev accused police of planting drugs on him before he was arrested for the possession of an illegal substance. Titiyev was interviewed in Shali prison in Russia's Chechen Republic on October 9 by Current Time, a Russian-language digital network produced by RFE/RL in cooperation with Voice of America. Titiyev is the head of the Chechnya office of the human rights group Memorial, and has been in detention since January. He was awarded the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on October 8.