On July 19, Ukrainian BoomBox band plans to hold a concert on the administrative border with the occupied by Russia Crimea. The stage will be installed at Kalanchak checkpoint. With their performance, musicians demand from the Russian authorities to release all Ukrainian political prisoners from Russian prisons, the band's press service reports.
The concert will last an hour. It will be filmed for the documentary ‘Return Ticket’. This film is designed to attract the attention of foreign viewers to the problems of human rights violations in Crimea, political prisoners, as well as illegal occupation of part of Ukraine. The Belarusian Free Theater and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is taking part in the creation of this film.
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.