Sentsov's life is in imminent danger – U.S. supports UN call to Russia

Sentsov's life is in imminent danger – U.S. supports UN call to Russia

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The life of Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov illegally imprisoned in Russia is in imminent danger, he must be immediately freed.

"We agree with UN experts, who said: “Sentsov’s life is in imminent danger. His hunger strike follows a trial and a conviction that has fallen short of international law. We urge Russian authorities to unconditionally release him as a matter of urgency," the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine wrote on Twitter.

As reported, UN experts called on Russian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Ukrainian film-maker Oleg Sentsov while expressing grave concern for his physical and mental integrity.

Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film-maker and outspoken critic of the Russian occupation of Crimea was arrested by Russian authorities in May 2014 and convicted to 20 years imprisonment in a Russian prison, as a Russian citizen, on charges of terrorism. He went on hunger strike three months ago to protest what he believes is the politically-motivated incarceration of 64 Ukrainians in Russian prisons.

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