Stephen King urges to support Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov

Source : 112 Ukraine

The writer appealed on Twitter with an urge to free Ukrainian filmmaker
10:40, 15 June 2018

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Famous American writer Stephen King urged to support Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov illegally detained in Russia as he reported on Twitter.

“Today is day 1 of the FIFAWorldCup and day 32 of Oleg Sentsov's hunger strike. Join me and Pen America in calling for the release of this Ukrainian filmmaker unjustly imprisoned in Russia. Time is running out, and he may die for his views,” he wrote.

Related: Rally in support of Sentsov took place in Kyiv

Earlier the American PEN-center has appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a demand to release Oleg Sentsov. The letter is also addressed to FIFA President Gianni Infantino.

48 people, including writers Herta Müller, J. M. Coetzee, Salman Rushdie, Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Atwood, Paul Auster, singer Patti Smith, composer Stephen Sondheim, actor Patrick Stewart and others signed the letter.

Related: EU Parliament adopts resolution urging to immediately release Sentsov

As we reported the jury of Kinotavr film festival held in Sochi Aleksey Popogrebsky and Andrey Plakhov appealed in the support of the filmmakers Oleg Sentsov and Kirill Serebrennikov. Their words appeared at the evening broadcast of Russia One TV Channel that held the live broadcast. In the morning, the video was edited and all inconvenient moments were cut out.

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