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'It is urgent now': OSCE urges Russia to release Sentsov

It's been 89 days that the Ukrainian filmmaker starves in the Russian prison, demanding to release all political prisoners from Ukraine; his health conditions remain of big concern
09:18, 10 August 2018

Radio Liberty

Harlem Desir, OSCE High Representative for media freedom asked the Russian government to release the illegally judged and detained Ukrainian Oleg Sentsov. 'It is urgent now', his Twitter post says.


Previously, Ukraine's parliamentary ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova received the images of political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, who keeps on starving within his hunger strike in the Russian penal colony of Labytnangi. Denisova's counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova sent her these images, and the Ukrainian official published them on Facebook.

Related: Sweden urges Russia to release Sentsov

'Oleg looks active; he watches TV, reads books and writes something from time to time. Everyone, I quote, 'everyone amazed at his fortitude'. His health conditions are satisfactory,' she wrote.

Earlier on Thursday, Dmytro Dinze, the lawyer of political prisoner Oleg Sentsov said that his defendant suffers another protracted crisis. Lyudmyla Denisova quoted Dinze as saying. 'Twice, they wanted to send him to a hospital where they would plug him to life support systems and start feeding him by force, she wrote.

Related: Sentsov's photos from Labytnangi penal colony published

Related: Sentsov suffers third protracted crisis, - lawyer

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