UWC calls for action in support of imposing sanctions against individuals responsible for the unlawful imprisonment of filmmaker Oleh Sentsov

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May 10,2017 107


The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon Ukrainians around the world to join the campaign urging governments to impose sanctions against individuals responsible for the unlawful imprisonment of acclaimed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov.

Oleh Sentsov was arrested on 10 May 2014 on politically motivated charges for his peaceful protest against the illegal occupation of Crimea by forces of the Russian Federation. Three years later he continues to languish in a Russian prison having been sentenced in August 2015 to 20 years of hard labor.

“The Ukrainian World Congress urges the international community, including human rights organizations, to increase pressure on the Russian Federation to secure the release of Oleh Sentsov and all illegally detained prisoners in accordance with the Minsk agreements,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.

More information on the trials of the political prisoners, including guides on submitting letters of support can be found on the web site of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group.

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