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Political prisoner Sentsov supports protests for fair elections in Moscow

According to the human rights defender, Oleg Sentsov thanks all who support him and do not forget about other political prisoners
12:10, 11 August 2019

TASS

Ukrainian political prisoner, kept in a Russian prison, Oleg Sentsov supported the protests for fair elections in Moscow. He wrote about it in the letter, addressed to Tetiana Shchur, the human rights defender, as Ukrinform reports.

"In the last letter which we received at the end of the week, Sentsov wrote he had been suffering from lack of information. There is little information about the protests on TV, "mostly - tank biathlon." He writes in support of Moscow protesters," Shchur enumerates Sentsov's content of the letter.

According to the human rights defender, Oleg Sentsov thanks all who support him, do not forget and care about other political prisoners.

"It feels like Sentsov is really hoping for new authorities. The echo about negotiations between Zelensky and Putin come through the TV. Oleg responds with humor and understands that everything is shown distorted (in mass media - ed.). But he hopes. He still hopes..." Shchur added.

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He also wrote he had worried about his relatives and family, particularly about the daughter who would come to school in Kyiv.

We recall, the Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov was detained in Crimea in May 2014 on charges of preparing terrorist attacks on the territory of the annexed peninsula. In August 2015, the North Caucasian District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced him to 20 years in a strict regime colony. In protest, Sentsov refused to eat for 145 days and stopped the hunger strike due to the threat of forced feeding.

Related: EU Parliament adopts resolution, which urges Russia to release Ukrainian political prisoners

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