Chechnya under fire after human rights activist held for drugs possession

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Police arrest Oyub Titiev, claiming marijuana was found in his car, but activists say he is victim of trumped-up charges

A 60-year-old human rights activist in Chechnya faces up to 10 years in prison on drug possession charges that critics have said were trumped up by officials as revenge for his reports on rights abuses.

Oyub Titiev, the office director at the Memorial Human Rights Centre in the southern Russian republic, was arrested on Tuesday morning by police who said they found more than six ounces of marijuana wrapped in a plastic bag in his car.

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