Contents tagged with Oleg Sentsov

  • Klimkin calls on foreign ministers to help free Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin sent letters to his colleagues from different countries, asking them to exert pressure on Russia to release all Ukrainian political prisoners.

    The Minister stressed the extreme importance of freeing Volodymyr Balukh, Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko, who all announced that they would go on hunger strike.

    "I sent letters to fellow ministers around the world and asked them to apply pressure on Russia and demand everyone’s release. It …

  • Ukraine calls on the world to increase pressure on Russia to free Sentsov

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine urged its international partners to increase pressure on Russia to free the Ukrainian director, Crimean Oleg Sentsov, who went on a hunger strike while staying in the penal colony in the Russian city of Labytnangi."The political prisoner Sentsov put his life on the line in order to free the hostages of the Kremlin. We call on partners to pressure Russia to free Sentsov," the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry's spokeswoman, Mariana Betsa wrote on Twitter.On …

  • Russian intellectuals call for pardon of Oleh Sentsov

    Following a group of members of the Russian International PEN Center, the Russian No-War Congress of the Intelligentsia appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to pardon the Ukrainian film director, Oleh Sentsov, who is currently imprisoned in Russia. An open letter from this organization was posted yesterday on the website

    The appeal of the No-War Congress of the Intelligentsia was signed, among others, by Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Svetlana Alexievich, Grigory Pasko, Victor …

  • Political prisoner Oleg Sentsov transferred to Chelyabinsk

    The Public Oversight Commission has visited Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov at a detention center in Chelyabinsk.

    The activists reported that the filmmaker has been transferred to a quarantine cell after being held in the basement cells, as reported by TSN News.

    "He was transferred to a quarantine cell, before that he had been in a four-bed prison cell with 11 prisoners, they took turns sleeping. Prisoner transfers are organized every day, but for some reason he is still there. He …