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US Embassy to Russia requires to release Sentsov

The embassy asks the Kremlin to release Sentsov and other Ukrainian political prisoners on humanitarian grounds
08:32, 11 August 2018

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The US Embassy to Russia calls to release falsely imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov. The request is posted on Twitter. 

‘We are still concerned about the deteriorating health condition of Oleg Sentsov. Colling Russia to release Sentsov and other Ukrainian political prisoners on humanitarian grounds,’ reads the message. 

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Reportedly, Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia Tetiana Moskalkova sent pictures of the Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov to Lyudmyla Denisova. According to her, Sentsov is active. He watches TV, reads books and writes something from time to time. 

Earlier, Natalia Kaplan, sister of Oleg Sentsov stated that she received a letter from the Ukrainian. Sentsov said he is not getting up from a bed and the end is near. 

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Reportedly, Oleg Sentsov was detained by Russian intelligence agencies in Crimea on May 2014. Later he was sentenced to 20 years of the colony under the accusation of terrorist activity on the territory of Crimea. Oleg does not admit his guilt.  

Sentsov declared a hunger strike with a requirement to release all Ukrainian political prisoners in the Russian Federation.  

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