Actors of Moscow theatre detained for action in support of Sentsov

Source : 112 Ukraine

The detainees handed out Sentsov's leaflets in English and Spanish
10:34, 19 June 2018

Actors of the ‘Teart.doc’ theatre were arrested in the center of Moscow on Monday, June 18. They were spreading the leaflets in support of the Ukrainian political prisoner in Russia Oleg Sentsov. This was reported by Novaya Gazeta agency.

Reportedly, the actors Maria Chuprynskaya and Grigory Gandlevsky, as well as artist Alisa Safina and activist Natalia Savoshkina, distributed leaflets in English and Spanish In the leaflets, they told about Oleg Sentsov and the reasons for his persecution. They were arrested by the police.

The protocol on violations of the procedure for holding action was drawn up against participants of the action made. The police took away leaflets, and after that, the actors were released.

Teart.doc’ is a Moscow theatre, working in the genre of documentary. The majority of theater’s productions are based on real biographies, texts and interviews.

Related: PEN America demands Sentsov's immediate release: "His life depends on it!"

As it was reported earlier, Ukrainian movie director Oleg Sentsov and Crimean activist Oleksandr Kolchenko were detained by the Russian FSB in the annexed Crimea. Both were taken to Russia. Sentsov was charged with preparing a terrorist act in Crimea and sentenced to 20 years in the high-security penal colony. Kolchenko was sentenced to ten-years-long imprisonment.

Oleg Sentsov has announced a hunger strike on May 14. This way, he demands that all Ukrainians detained in Russia and annexed Crimea be released. Sentsov said he was ready to die if the requirements were not fulfilled.

Related: Sentsov's health is satisfactory, - Russian ombudsman

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