#FreeSentsov: Listapad festival jury supports Ukraine film director jailed by Russia


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.

ІІ, belsat.eu

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