Contents tagged with Oleh Sentsov
Ukrainian human rights commissioner demands an independent medical examination of Sentsov
Lyudmila Denisova, the Verkhovna Rada's authorized representative for human rights, said that she insisted on conducting an independent medical examination of the Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov convicted in Russia. Sentsov has been on a hunger strike in the colony for 121 days.
“I again received terrible news. Oleh Sentsov’s health has worsened. Hypoxia is now on the long list of Sentsov’s severe diagnoses. Oleh’s brain and heart lack oxygen. Due to this, his head is foggy and he …
Latvian Foreign Minister calls on Russia to release imprisoned filmmaker Sentsov unconditionally
Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs urged Russia to immediately release convicted Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov without preconditions.
"I call on Russia for the immediate and unconditional release of unlawfully convicted Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov. His hunger strike lasting more than 90 days causes deep concerns for his health,” Rinkēvičs wrote on Twitter. The Russian commission rejected two earlier requests for pardon from his mother and from Archbishop Kliment of …
Russians detained in Ukraine ask Putin to exchange them for Ukrainians imprisoned in Russia
Alexander Sattarov and Farukh Kamalov, who were arrested in Ukraine, appealed to the Russian President Vladimir Putin with the request to exchange them for the Ukrainians detained in Russia, reported the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, Lyudmyla Denisova.
"I’ve met with Alexander Sattarov and Farukh Kamalov during today's monitoring visit to Lukyanivska Prison. They wrote an application addressed to the President of the Russian Federation with a request to return them to Russia by …
Sentsov‘s lawyer delivers to Russian authorities his mother's plea for his pardon
The lawyer of the Ukrainian political prisoner Oleh Sentsov, Dmitry Dinze, delivered to the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District territory pardon commission Sentovov mother’s petition to pardon her son, Hromadske reports with reference to Sentsov's sister Natalia Kaplan.
According to Kaplan, at first, the petition to pardon Sentsov was sent to the Presidential Administration of Russia who did not respond at all, though they promised to consider it.
At the same time, Kaplan doubts the …
Ukraine initiates urgent negotiation for exchange of Sentsov
The Human Rights Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada parliament of Ukraine Lyudmila Denisova responded to the Oleh Sentsov sister’s statement about the catastrophically bad health condition of the Ukrainian political prisoner.
According to her, she asked Russia’s Commissioner for Human Rights Tatyana Moskalkova and the Chairman of the Russian Federation Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights, Mikhail Fedotov to discuss any possible conditions for the exchange of the Ukrainian …
Imprisoned filmmaker Oleh Sentsov in catastrophic condition
Ukrainian political prisoner Oleh Sentsov, who has been starving for three months already in a Russian prison in Labytnangi, is in a critical condition, his cousin Natalya Kaplan posted on Facebook.
“Everything isn’t just bad, everything is catastrophically bad. Oleh sent me a letter through his lawyer, he can barely stand up. He said that the end is near, and he doesn’t mean release. He asks whether anyone is still interested in his hunger strike, they don’t pass on any letters to him, none! …
Ukraine to file new lawsuit against Russia over political prisoners
The Ministry of Justice will file a new lawsuit against Russia over Ukrainian political prisoners, stated Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Justice for European Integration Sergiy Petukhov during a broadcast of Channel 5.
"Next week we will file an interstate lawsuit against the Russian Federation over all of our political prisoners. Russia specifically targets people for their support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine, for their pro-Ukrainian views, by abducting them in Crimea or in the …
Lawyer: Sentsov’s health worsened
Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian director imprisoned in the penitentiary of Labytnangi in the Russian Federation, is in a poor health. Severely decreased hemoglobin has led to anemia. The prisoner has a very low pulse – 40 beats per minute, reports Hromadske news outlet with a reference to Dmitry Dinze, his lawyer.
According to the lawyer, Sentsov’s heart is bad, which is partly due to the heat in Labytnangi. As stated by Dinze, he twice failed to convince him to go to the hospital.
When asked …
Russia claims that priest visited imprisoned filmmaker Sentsov
Bogdan Vasiluk, a priest of St. George Church in the town of Labytnangi visited a political prisoner, filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, who is in the Polar Bear penal colony, as reported by the press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) of Russia for the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug on Saturday, August 4.
"Bogdan Vasiluk visited the convicted O. Sentsov’s cell during his visit-round. The Priest asked about his health condition and Oleh Sentsov replied that he feels well and is being …
Russia prohibits priest from visiting imprisoned filmmaker Sentsov
First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada and Ukraine's representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Contact Group on the Donbas issue, Iryna Herashchenko reported that a priest was not allowed to visit the convicted filmmaker Oleh Sentsov in Russia, who is on the 79th day of his hunger strike in prison. Herashchenko added that she "tried to give Oleh a letter."
“I have never received any reply to dozens of my letters, which I sent, delivered, handed through lawyers and …