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Prague residents hold rally to support Sentsov

The silent rally participants brought the prisoner's images to the Russian diplomatic mission building
22:40, 28 August 2018

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Dozens of activists took part in the silent meeting in support of Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, which took place in Prague. Radio Liberty reported that on Tuesday evening.

'Over 50 participants of the silent demonstration carried images of Oleg Sentsov along the quarter of the Russian diplomatic mission. They passed the images to the embassy and the demands to release the Ukrainian director', reads the message. 

As is known, Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian political prisoner, has been starving in Russia penal colony of Labytnangi for 100 days now. He announced a hunger strike in May 2014, demanding to release him and the rest of Ukrainian political prisoners illegally held by the Kremlin. Sentsov already survived three health crises; 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 the 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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