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I do not give up, wish you the same, - Sentsov believes in good outcome

In the letter, a filmmaker left word for "all good people"
08:35, 27 September 2018

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Filmmaker and political prisoner of Kremlin Oleg Sentsov wrote "a letter about belief and hope for the best' as Zoia Svetova, the Russian journalist and activist reported on Facebook.

"Thank all people who are still, despite this long-running endless marathon, continue to support me, and the most important, all other Ukrainian political prisoners. They do not give up and I do not either," Sentsov wrote.

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A filmmaker believes in the good outcome of this story, despite anything: "Nothing lasts forever, even bad things!"

"I did not expect that I would be able to do this so long, do not know how long I could keep this up. But I do not give up! And wish you the same," Sentsov wrote.  

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Earlier European People's Party nominated Ukrainian political prisoner, filmmaker Oleg Sentsov for the Andrei Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

Also, Lech Wałęsa, the Polish leader in 1990-1995, the holder of Nobel Peace Prize, offered to nominate Ukrainian movie maker and political prisoner Oleg Sentsov for this prize.

As we reported earlier, Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian political prisoner announced a hunger strike in May 2014, demanding to release him and the rest of Ukrainian political prisoners illegally kept by the Kremlin. Sentsov already survived three health crisis; the medics warn that the fourth one, which might involve the breakdown of the body's internal organs, could begin anytime.

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The native of Crimea, film director, and political activist, Sentsov was illegally detained in Crimea in 2014, then taken to Russia. They judged him and sentenced him to 20 years of imprisonment at a high-security penal colony. The prosecutors charged Sentsov with preparing terrorist acts in occupied Crimea. Sentsov denies his guilt. Ukraine's government, common citizens and the international society - politicians, artists, public figures - urge the Kremlin to release him.

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