Sentsov agrees to meet with Ukraine's Orthodox Church Archbishop Kliment

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier, Sentsov refused to meet with the Archbishop
21:10, 4 June 2018

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Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian political prisoner, illegally convicted in Russia, who announced a hunger strike on May 14, agreed to meet with Kliment, Simferopol and Crimea Archbishop, who arrived in the high-security prison, as Nataliya Kaplan, Sentsov’s sister, wrote on her Facebook page.

“The result. Oleg has agreed to meet with Kliment after all,” Kaplan wrote.

Earlier, it was reported that Sentsov refused to meet with Kliment, Simferopol and Crimea Archbishop, due to the atheistic beliefs of the Ukrainian political prisoner.

Related: OSCE files letter to Russia's Foreign Ministry with urge to release Sentsov

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.

Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov has announced a hunger strike on May 14. This way, he demands that all Ukrainians detained in Russia and annexed Crimea be released. Sentsov said he was ready to die if the requirements were not fulfilled.

Related: Crimean Tatar detained in Russia for supporting Sentsov

On May 31, another Ukrainian political prisoner Oleksandr Kolchenko joined Sentsov, announcing hunger strike as well. He demands to set Sentsov free.

June 1-2, international campaign #SaveOlegSentsov to be held in different cities around the world. The organizers say that these days they "will give a red card to the regime of Putin," who illegally keeps people behind the bars.

At the moment, 54 cities are on the participants’ list. Among them are the capitals of Germany, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, France, the United Arab Emirates, Poland, Belgium, Hungary, Czech Republic, Kuwait, Britain, USA, Portugal, and Austria.

Related: Hundreds of people, whistle and red cards: results of rally in support of Oleg Sentsov

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