MOSCOW, June 11 (RAPSI) – The Shalinsky City Court in Chechnya has granted parole to Oyub Titiyev, the director of the republican office of Memorial NGO convicted of illegal possession of drugs, RAPSI has learnt in the court.

Both a prosecutor and the colony authorities supported Titiyev’s petition. The advocate is expected to leave prison in 10 days.

Titiev was sentenced to 4 years in a penal colony settlement. He pleaded not guilty but refused to appeal the ruling.

According to the Interior Ministry of Chechnya, on January 9, police officers stopped Titiyev’s car during a preventive control operation. As police officers searched the car, a package filled with a plant-based substance smelling of marihuana was found. The package was then sent for analysis while the head of the office was brought in for a medical examination.