Ukraine’s Oleg Sentsov wins Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Speech

19:03, 25 October 2018

Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov got Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Speech, as Radio Liberty correspondent wrote on Twitter. The decision was announced in the European Parliament session hall on October 25.

It is supposed that the official ceremony will be held in Strasbourg on December 12. The question remains open whether Sentsov could be present at the ceremony personally on December 12; it’s unclear whether his relative will receive the award or there will be “an empty chair”.