Paris mayor's office stands for release of political prisoner Sentsov

Source : 112 Ukraine

Sentsov's photo was put on the city's hall building and the meeting with the speeches of the officials was held
12:36, 31 July 2018


The photo of Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov was put on the mayor's office of the fourth district of Paris and the meeting with the demands to immediately release the Ukrainian filmmaker was held as Ukrinform reported.

"Oleg Sentsov was arrested for his beliefs and not anything else. His life is in danger and we will continue to gather until he will be released. The equitable justice for Oleg Sentsov means only one thing – his release," Patrick Klugman, the Paris Mayor Deputy for Foreign Affairs and Francophony.

Related: German Ombudsman calls Russia to provide medical aid to Sentsov

Also, Francois Croquet, the Foreign Ministry Ambassador for Human Rights, Sesil Kudriu, the Head of Amnesty International France and writer Pierre Lemaitre also spoke before the partakers of the campaign.

"We continue to mobilize all mayor's offices of the city to join our actions, actions of the civil society, creative people and intellectuals, all those, who hold this fights. It is a small step, a little contribution of our city and I am happy to make it," mayor of the fourth district of Paris Ariel Weil said.

Related: European Court of Human Rights calls Sentsov to stop hunger strike

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.

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