Ukrainian political prisoner Sentsov is still in correctional colony-8 Labytnangi in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District of Tyumen Region. Natalia Kaplan, his sister wrote that on her Facebook page.
“According to a credible source, Oleh was there all the time, in correctional colony-8 Labytnangi. As it turned out, the wrong date of birth was stated in the letter,” she wrote.
Earlier, Nikolai Polozov, the Russian lawyer, commenting on the information about Sentsov absence in the colony said that he could have been convoyed for a prisoners’ swap or transported into another colony. Crimea.Realities wrote that.
“There are two case scenarios. The first: there’s some political decision taken against Sentsov, for example, to exchange him – this is a positive result. And the negative result could be that he is transferred into another Russian colony. The prisoner transport is always complicated for a prisoner, sometimes it can be called a torture and may be estimated as pressure for Sentsov by Russian authorities,” Nikolai Polozov noted.
As we reported earlier, Yana Goncharova, the human right activist got this response by the correctional colony's administration that Oleh Senstsov was not listed in the correctional colony in Labytnangi. It was noted that the letter was sent on February 25 through the electronic system of the FSIN and the response came on February 27. The letter from the administration of the colony states that 'Administration of correctional colony-8 Labytnangi informs you that the letter cannot be delivered as the addressee is not kept here. Try to specify the address data'.
As it is known, Ukrainian movie director Oleg Sentsov and Crimean activist Oleksandr Kolchenko were detained by the Russian FSB in the annexed Crimea. Both were taken to Russia. Sentsov was charged with preparing a terrorist act in Crimea and sentenced to 20 years in the high-security penal colony. Kolchenko was sentenced to ten-years-long imprisonment.
It was considered that Oleh Sentsov, the citizen of Crimea, was detained in the Russian prison in Labytnangi until today.