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.