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Russia refuses to hand Sentsov over to Ukraine
13:22, 21 October 2016
Russia refuses to hand Sentsov over to Ukraine

Russian Justice Ministry says the Ukrainian filmmaker received Russian citizenship in March 2014, which makes him subject to this country's law

13:22, 21 October 2016

gazprom.ru

The Russian government refuses to hand Oleg Sentsov over to Ukraine. Thus, the Ukrainian filmmaker and now the political prisoner continues to serve time in Russia. 

The Russian Justice Ministry sent their Ukrainian colleagues respective note, which says Sentsov allegedly received the Russian citizenship in March 2014, as the Russian troops annexed Crimea and the peninsula was forcibly 're-united' with Russia after the so-called referendum. 

Ukraine's Deputy Justice Minister Serhiy Petukhov posted this at Facebook.

Sentsov_Russia's Justice Ministry Note
Facebook Serhiy Petukhov

Ukrainians Oleh Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in a Russian prison, following his trial in a military court in Rostov-on-Don. The sentence on suspicion of plotting terrorist acts in Crimea was pronounced in summer 2015. Sentencing Sentsov provoked a stormy reaction within the international community, which strongly condemned the groundless allegation and Russia's behaviour.

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