Ex-President of Poland nominates Sentsov for Nobel Peace Prize

Polish ex-President Lech Walesa nominated the Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, currently imprisoned in Russia, for the Nobel Peace Prize, the Polish Film Academy reported.

Walesa noted that various international human rights organizations have already considered Sentsov's sentence illegal. In addition, according to the former President of Poland, the courage of a political prisoner, who does not require his own liberation, deserves attention.

In the late 1980s, Lech Walesa led the “Solidarity” trade union in Poland and fought for changes with the communist authorities. After democratic changes in the early 1990s, he was elected president of the country.

In his opinion, Oleg Sentsov defends the same ideals, which the Polish politician once guided himself.

"Belief in democracy and peaceful methods, the denial of hatred, the promotion of solidarity between people and self-sacrifice for the sake of other unfairly persecuted people", - thinks Walesa.

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