The jury of Documentary Contest at Minsk International Film Festival ‘Listapad’ have called on Russian authorities to release Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov.
In August 2015, a Russian court sentenced Oleg Sentsov to 20 years of imprisonment. He was found guilty of an „attempt to organize a ‘cell of ‘Right Sector’ [Ukrainian right-wing organisation] in Crimea”. The trial was held in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, The case was considered by North Caucasus District Military Court. The film director did not admit his guilt/
Russian human rights center ‘Memorial’ has recognised Oleg Sentsov prisoner of conscience.