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Rally in support of Sentsov took place near Russian Consulate in New York
13:03, 2 January 2017
Rally in support of Sentsov took place near Russian Consulate in New York

Oleg Sentsov was detained by Russian security services in Crimea in May 2014 on charges of organizing terrorist attacks on the peninsula

13:03, 2 January 2017

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Near the building of the Russian Consulate in New York on December 31 activists held a rally in support of the illegally convicted and held in Russia Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov.

This was reported by the publication of "Krym.Realii", referring to one of the protesters Andriy Zagdansky.

Two protesters were holding placards with excerpts from the poem of Pushkin "In the depths of the Siberian ores".

"Our small but friendly flashmob in support of the wrongfully convicted Oleg Sentsov in Russian takes place at the consulate threshold in New York. Thank you to everyone who came, "- said one of the protesters Zagdansky Andriy, who published photos of the event.

Oleg Sentsov was detained by Russian security services in Crimea in May 2014 on charges of organizing terrorist attacks on the peninsula.

In August 2015 the North Caucasus District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced him to 20 years in a penal colony on charges of terrorist activities on the territory of Crimea, annexed by Russia.

Sentsov did not plead guilty. Human Rights Center "Memorial" took his name in the list of political prisoners.

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