"The biggest political group in the European Parliament has nominated Sentsov for the 2018 Sakharov Prize," Rikard Jozwiak, the Brussels reporter of Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, posted on Twitter.
Oleg Sentsov was detained by Russian security services in Crimea in May 2014. He was sentenced to 20 years in a penal colony in Russia for alleged "plotting acts of terrorism."
On May 14, 2018, Sentsov declared a hunger strike demanding the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners of the Kremlin.
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