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Russian court rules to free Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev

Russian court rules to free Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev
FILE PHOTO: Oyub Titiev, the head of human rights group Memorial in Chechnya, attends his verdict hearing at a court in the town of Shali, in Chechnya, Russia, March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Said Tsarnayev -
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SAID TSARNAYEV(Reuters)
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court granted early release to Chechen human rights advocate Oyub Titiev on Monday.

Titiev was sentenced to four years in a penal settlement in March after the court found him guilty of possessing illegal drugs, a charge his supporters say was trumped up.

(Reporting by Polina Devitt, writing by Maria Tsvetkova; editing by John Stonestreet)

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