Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, illegally convicted in Russia, who announced a hunger strike on May 14, asked other people not to hunger to support him. Dmytro Dinze, Sentsov’s lawyer reported this on his Facebook page.
“Oleg Sentsov asks people at liberty not to hunger to support him. This is not right, as they have many other possibilities to change the Ukrainian political prisonersє situation. Oleg, as a prisoner, has only one way to influence the problem – hunger strike,” Dinze wrote.
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.
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 was held in different cities around the world.