Contents tagged with Oleg Sentsov

  • Russian authorities announce that imprisoned film director Oleg Sentsov was hospitalized

    Ukrainian director, Oleg Sentsov, who is imprisoned in Russia, was taken out of prison to the city hospital “for a routine examination,” reported Interfax referring to the press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.  “In connection to the planned examination, the convict Oleg Sentsov was taken to the Labytnangi city hospital, where he completed additional testing and medical consultations by medical specialists,” the statement reads. …

  • Kremlin: Sentsov must personally appeal to Putin for pardon

    In reply to the Sentsov mother’s appeal, the Russian Office for the Guarantee of Citizens Constitutional Rights under the Presidential Administration said that to apply for a pardon, the film director Oleh Sentsov must write a personal plea to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    The Putin administration stated that they forwarded Oleh’s mother’s Ludmila Sentsova's appeal to the Governor of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area for his preliminary consideration, reports Hromadske.

    "At the same time, …

  • Lithuania to add Russian citizens associated with the case against Sentsov to the 'Magnitsky list'

    At an extraordinary meeting on June 27, the Seimas of Lithuania, voted in favor of adding persons connected with the case of Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov to the Lithuanian "Magnitsky List", TASS reported.

    The resolution was submitted by the representatives of the Right conservative party Homeland Union-Lithuania Christian Democrats. The document was supported by 82 deputies while one deputy abstained and one voted against.

    The resolution calls on Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign …

  • Internal documents reveal that the Russia recognizes Sentsov as a citizen of Ukraine

    The Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia indicates that political prisoner Oleg Sentsov is a citizen of Ukraine, Sentsov's lawyer, Dmitry Dinze wrote on Facebook.

    The Office of the Federal Penitentiary Service for the Yamalo-Nenets District of the Ministry of Justice issued a certificate to the consulate of Ukraine in Yekaterinburg that confirms that Oleg Sentsov is a citizen of Ukraine.

    "The convicted Sentsov O.G is a citizen of Ukraine. He arrived in prison on October 9, 2017. In his …

  • Sentsov refuses to ask Putin for pardon

    Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who has been sentence to 20 years in prison in Russia, refuses to write a petition for a pardon, stated his lawyer, Dmitry Dinze, reports Interfax.

    "Oleg is against a pardon. he will not write anything to the [Russian] President," Dinze said. According to the lawyer, Sentsov's condition remains unchanged.

    "He says he basically lays down, because he started having problems with his kidneys and heart. He had a crisis on the 26th day of the hunger strike. He was …

  • Poroshenko and Putin discuss prisoner situation over phone

    On Thursday June 21, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko asked Russian President Vladimir Putin over the phone to ensure that Ukrainian Ombudsperson Lyudmyla Denisova is given access to Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian prisoners, Poroshenko’s press service reported.

    “The head of the Ukrainian state urged [Putin] to release the Ukrainian prisoners held in Russian prisons and in its occupied territories. He also pointed out the importance of giving Human Rights Commissioner Lyudmyla Denisova …

  • European Court of Human Rights asks Russia to provide information about Sentsov's health

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is asking the Russian authorities to provide all available information about the state of health of the Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who is on the 38th day of a hunger strike, reported Natasha Dobreva, Sentsov’s lawyer at the ECHR and a representative of the international human rights group Agora.

    "The Court sent a request to the Government of Russia on information on compliance with the requirements of articles 2 (the right to life), 3 ( …

  • Vice Speaker of Ukrainian Parliament: Sentsov will not ask Putin for pardon

    Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who has been convicted by Russia of "terrorism," will not ask Russian President Vladimir Putin for clemency which will allow him to be exchanged for Russian prisoners in Ukraine, wrote First Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Herashchenko on her personal Facebook page.

    “Putin's Press Secretary [Dmitry] Peskov states that [Oleg] Sentsov ‘must take care of his pardon himself,’ hinting that Oleg should have appealed to the Russian president with such a …

  • Ukraine calls on Austrian media to raise Sentsov issue during Putin's visit

    The Ukrainian Embassy in Austria has appealed to local media to "raise the issue" of political prisoner Crimean Oleg Sentsov ahead of the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Austria Oleksandr Scherba wrote on Facebook.

    "Numerous cinematographers from around the world, including Agnieszka Holland, Krzysztof Zanussi, Johnny Depp and Alexander Sokurov called on Vladimir Putin to release Oleg Sentsov. The Austrian Film Academy also …

  • Demonstrations in support of Sentsov held in 78 cities worldwide

    #SaveOlegSentsov demonstrations were held in Germany, Italy, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, France, Belgium, Israel, Canada, the United States, Great Britain, Kuwait and other countries.

    "I wrote an appeal to hold demonstrations in support of Oleg [and] sent them to friends; they sent them to their own, and it quickly appeared that people from 30 countries around the world, from Canada to Australia, were ready to write a manifesto for the demonstration, translate it into different languages, …