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Sentsov's photo to appear at Paris mayor's office building

The city hall supports the Ukrainian political prisoner
08:05, 30 July 2018
The office of Paris mayor decided that Oleg Sentsov's image will be put on the banner on the front of the city hall's building. The respective message showed up at Save Oleg Sentsov page of Facebook.
'To support Oleg Sentsov who will soon reach his 80th day of starvation, the mayor of Paris will put his photo on the facade of the city hall in the 4th municipal district', reads the message.

Previously, Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, remembered Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, who has been starving in the Russian prison.

The official published the respective post on Twitter.

'As the world society's eyes are upon the finale of the FIFA World Cup in Moscow, I think a lot about Ukrainian movie maker Oleg Sentsov, who has been deprived of freedom for four years and starving for two months', she wrote.

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

As is known, the native of Crimea, film director and political activist, Sentsov has been serving time in the Russian penal colony in Labytnangi since May 2014. This spring, he announced a hunger strike, demanding to release all Ukrainian political prisoners, illegally held by the Kremlin. 

Oleg 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. 

Sentsov enjoys the wide support of the many in Ukraine and abroad. Rallies, where participants urge to release him, are held worldwide - in Ukraine, Russia, the EU and the U.S.

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

Related: Pussy Riot releases music video in support of Oleg Sentsov

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