Russian authorities announce that imprisoned film director Oleg Sentsov was hospitalized

Ukrainian director, Oleg Sentsov, who is imprisoned in Russia, was taken out of prison to the city hospital “for a routine examination,” reported Interfax referring to the press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.  “In connection to the planned examination, the convict Oleg Sentsov was taken to the Labytnangi city hospital, where he completed additional testing and medical consultations by medical specialists,” the statement reads.

According to the publication, Sentsov’s “treatment has been adjusted”.

Oleg Sentsov is on a hunger strike for the fifth month, demanding the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners. Recently, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine proposed to the Nobel Committee, to nominate the Ukrainian director for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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