Illegally condemned in Russia Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov for the first time in a long time, not called mother, although I always contacted her at the end of the month.
This Krym.Realities said the mother Ludmila Sentsova.
“No, you didn’t, although yesterday, the 28th, was just a month since he called at that time. And it is exactly a month for 20 minutes begins to ring, but yesterday is not called. Was waiting for today, I think maybe… no Call. I only heard one thing: there will be some exchange of 33 to 33. Oleg in this list are not included. Said, that I have heard so. When I talked to Kiev the day before yesterday, Yes, said he in Labytnangi in prison, in the same colony. Nowhere is any movement. He came (my birthday was the 12th) a registered letter. I think that is. He sent a postcard. For the first time in 5 years of congratulations and said, “Mama, you trust, we’ll hug it out”. That it was written”, – said Ludmila Sentsova.
Russian telegram-channels “Nesigur” and Baza claim that Sentsov was taken yesterday afternoon from colony No. 8 in the town of Labytnangi. Where it is now Sentsov is unknown. This was reported by a source in the special Department of the colony. Official confirmation of this information.
Earlier media reported that Russia and Ukraine have agreed on the exchange of “33 in 33”. The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that he hoped “the first results” in the exchange of detained persons between Ukraine and Russia in the near future.
Before the press Secretary of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine Larisa Sargan, commenting on the release from prison Cyril Vyshinsky, wrote that he changed the measure of restraint in the preparation for the exchange. “35 on 35”.
As reported, Crimean film Director Oleg Sentsov, activist Oleksandr Kolchenko was detained by members of Russian security services in Crimea in may 2014 on charges of organizing attacks on the Peninsula. In August 2015 the North Caucasus district military court in Rostov-on-don Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in a penal colony on charges of terrorist activities on the territory of Crimea. Kolchenko received 10 years in prison. Both pleaded not guilty.
Sentsov is serving his sentence in the town of Labytnangi in Northern Russia. Kolchenko is in prison of the city of Kopeisk, in the Urals.
After 145 days of hunger strike demanding the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners, who are in Russian prisons, Sentsov “in writing agreed to the meal.” He called it “a necessary measure because of the threat of forcible feeding.” Amnesty International said that forced feeding is torture.
25 Oct 2018 Sentsov was awarded the prize of the European Parliament “For freedom of thought” Sakharov.
The human rights center “memorial” made of Sentsov and Kolchenko to the list of political prisoners. A petition on the White house website with a call to save a convict in Russia Oleg Sentsov was signed by more than 100 thousand people.