Global action in support of Sentsov to take place on June 1-2

Global action in support of Sentsov to take place on June 1-2

The global action #SaveOlegSentsov in support of political prisoner Oleg Sentsov will be held on June 1-2.

"The global action #SaveOlegSentsov will be held on June 1-2. In different cities around the world, we will show a red card to Putin's regime, which illegally keeps people behind bars," the action organizers wrote on Facebook.

As noted, the time frame of the action was chosen taking into account the start of the World Cup in Russia on June 14.

"We must do everything possible to make the Kremlin, which gets ready to welcome foreign guests at the World Cup, free Oleg Sentsov and other political prisoners," the organizers say.

As reported, Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was detained by Russian security services in Crimea in May 2014. On August 25, 2015, the North-Caucasian Military Court in Russia's Rostov-on-Don sentenced Oleg Sentsov to 20 years in a penal colony for alleged "plotting acts of terrorism." Another convict in the case, Oleksandr Kolchenko, was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

On May 16, 2018, Sentsov went on an indefinite hunger strike in a Russian colony, where he serves his sentence. He demands to release all Ukrainians held in Russia and in the annexed Crimea. Sentsov announced his intention to be on hunger strike "till the tragic end."


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