RFE\RL: Crimean Filmmaker Sentsov Turns 40 In Russian Prison

Source : 112 Ukraine

Supporters in Ukraine and beyond are marking Oleh Sentsov’s 40th birthday on July 13 -- the third consecutive birthday the Crimean film director is spending behind bars in Russia, which convicted him of conspiring to commit terrorism on the annexed peninsula
09:21, 13 July 2016

Sentsov, who denies guilt and says he was unfairly prosecuted by the "occupiers" of Crimea, is serving a 20-year sentence at a high-security Russian prison following a trial described by Amnesty International as "fatally flawed."

Ukraine will honor Sentsov with a rally on Kyiv's iconic Independence Square, scene of the Euromaidan protests that drove a Moscow-allied president from power and preceded Crimea’s seizure by Russia in March 2014. 

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