Banner in support of Sentsov appears near government building in Moscow

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov is in his 69th day without food
19:45, 21 July 2018

112 Agency

A banner in support of Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov appeared near the building of the Russian government in Moscow. About this wrote a journalist, human rights activist Denis Styazhkin on his Twitter page.

"Activists posted a banner" Freedom to Sentsov "against the background of the White House," wrote Styazhkin.

The published photos show that Sentsov is depicted on the banner and "Freedom to political prisoners" is written.

Director Oleg Sentsov was detained in Crimea on May 11, 2014. He was accused of preparing a terrorist attack, as well as the storage of weapons and explosives. The court sentenced Sentsov to 20 years in prison.

May 14, 2018 Sentsov began a hunger strike with the demand to release all Ukrainian political prisoners. He refused to file a petition for clemency.

Earlier we reported that Russian Federation is trying to force Russian citizenship on Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian movie director, as the statement of Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine’s Commissioner for Human Rights, says, 112.u reports.

“Russia is trying to force the Russian citizenship to him – as punishment. It is a weird approach. Citizenship should be a benefit, not punishment,” she said.

Besides, Denisova told that Tatayana Moskalkova, Russian Ombudsman, denied her to visit Sentsov as Denisova I not a Russian citizen.

“Yesterday, Moskalkova, the Commissioner for Human Rights, also denied (her to visit, - ed.) on the grounds that I am not a Russian Federation citizen. It would be weird if a Ukrainian Ombudsman was a Russian citizen. I am a Ukrainian Crimean. So is Oleg Sentsov,” Denisova stressed.

Earlier Tatyana Moskalkova, Russian Commissioner for Human Rights, said health condition of Oleg Sentsov who is kept in Russian ail is generally satisfying, but there are still some concerns due to his hunger strike.
“I had a meeting with Sentsov, which was quite long, it lasted for an hour. His health condition is generally satisfying, still there are some concerns as it is the 46th day of the hunger strike and it always requires a lot of attention,” she noted.

At the same time, the Russian Ombudsman added that Sentsov is being medically examined daily. The local medical worker checked his condition today in the morning.

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