Contents tagged with Thorbjorn Jagland

  • Kremlin: Jagland's letter cannot serve as basis for pardoning Sentsov

    Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov has said he did not know whether the letter sent by Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland asking Putin to pardon Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov had reached the Kremlin, but noted that "in the view of Russian legislation it is not a basis for any legal action," Peskov told this to reporters on Tuesday, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "It must have been sent through diplomatic channels. I have not seen this letter yet, …

  • Council of Europe Secretary General to officially request Sentsov’s release

    On June 25, Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CE), will send Russian President Vladimir Putin an official request to pardon Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, a senior CE official told Deutsche Welle.

    “On Monday, Jagland will file a petition for the pardoning of Sentsov,” Deputy Secretary General Daniel Holtgen announced. He also pointed out that the Secretary General has a right to do so according to the European Convention on Human Rights.

    On June 20, Jagland …