GROZNY, February 7. /TASS./ It is the head of the Grozny branch of the human rights centre “memorial” Ouba Titieva accused of illegal possession of drugs, are transferred in investigatory management SK the Russian Federation on Chechnya, said on Wednesday, TASS, the human rights defender’s lawyer Pyotr Zaikin.

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“I got a call from the Shali court and said that you can not obtain materials from the interior Ministry, because the case was transferred for investigation to the Republican Department of the Investigative Committee”, – said the lawyer.

Titieva detained January 9, 2018 . According to police, in the course of preventive measures police have stopped for check of documents the car driven by Titiev, and upon inspection discovered inside the package with a substance, having a peculiar odor of marijuana. Two days later, the court Shali district of Chechnya, was arrested Titieva for two months on charges of drug trafficking.

Earlier, the Commissioner for human rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova requested the Ministry of internal Affairs of the Russian Federation to transfer the case Titieva to the level of the North Caucasus Federal district. The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has called such a strange offer, since it raises the question about mistrust to the officers leading the investigation.

The head of Council under RF President on development of civil society and human rights Mikhail Fedotov appealed to the head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin with a request to conduct pre-investigation checks on the fact of detention Titieva what the SC said that the reason for this check not. While Fedotov did not rule out that the drugs were planted in the car Titieva.