Unknown drew graffiti with a political prisoner Sentsov and Kolchenko in Simferopol. The painting appeared on August 6 under the mural with the portrait of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and a sign “Crimea is our common heritage”. The photo of the graffiti was published on Save Oleg Sentsov page in Facebook.
The building, which has a graffiti, is located near the Central Post Office. Sentsov and Kolchenko are showed behind bars – just like they were standing during the court session. Signs #freesencov, #freekolchenko and “Be quite or you’ll be punished” emerged nearby. The graffiti and the signs were painted over on the same day.
Reportedly, Oleg Sentsov was detained by Russian intelligence agencies in Crimea on May 2018. 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.
At the end of June, Ludmyla Denisova claimed that a priest wasn’t allowed to visit Sentsov.
Reportedly, Kolchenko declared a hunger strike on May 31, requiring the release of Oleg Sentsov. He had to suspend the strike, as he got very weak.
Kolchenko and Sentsov were detained by Russian intelligence services in Crimea in May 2014. They were accused of the organization of a terrorist act on the peninsula. Kolchenko was sentenced to 10 years of the colony, Sentsov to 20 years. Both are denying their guilt.