100th day of Sentsov's hunger strike

Source : 112 Ukraine

In particular, a rally in support of the Ukrainian political prisoner is carried out near the Russian Embassy in Kyiv
12:16, 21 August 2018

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It Is the 100th day of Sentsov’s hunger strike which is followed by rallies near the Russian Embassy in London in particular, as Radio Liberty reported on August 21.

PEN International, a London-based association of writers, stated it will deliver “messages of support from all over the world” to the Embassy. Moreover, the representatives of the association will urge Russia to ensure that the Ukrainian political prisoner is allowed to receive them in the prison he is kept in.

Readings of Sentsov’s letters and stories will also take place.

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KrymRealii reported that a rally in support of Oleg Sentsov takes place in Kyiv, near Russian Embassy. Ukrainian PEN and Center for Civil Liberties are the organizers of the event, aimed at supporting of the Ukrainian movie director.

A barbed wire was the symbol of the rally.

The participants of the rally are reading letters to Sentsov and his stories.

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According to the organizers, rallies in support of the Ukrainian political prisoners will take place in the UK, U.S., Sweden, Denmark and Kenya.

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.

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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.

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