#FreeSentsov

12.12.2018Oleg Sentsov awarded the 2018 Sakharov Prize

Today, Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov was awarded the prestigious European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Currently serving a 20-year prison sentence in Siberia on trumped-up terrorism charges, … read more

06.12.2018PEN Ukraine announced winners of competition for translation of Oleg Sentsov’s book of stories into foreign languages

On the 6th of December the Executive Board of PEN Ukraine selected the third winner of the competition within the mini-grants joint program of PEN Ukraine Translation Fund Grants and the International Renaissance Foundation for translation of Oleg Sentsov’s book of stories into the German language. … read more

22.11.2018PEN Ukraine announces translators of Oleg Sentsov’s book of stories into English and Polish

On the 22nd of November the Executive Board of PEN Ukraine named the winners of the competition for translation of Oleg Sentsov’s book of stories into foreign languages within the mini-grants joint program of PEN Ukraine Translation Fund Grants and the International Renaissance Foundation. … read more

12.11.2018“We demand that democratic heads of state and government convince Vladimir Putin to free Oleg Sentsov”: An Open Letter

Well-known directors, writers, actors, public figures from all over the world signed an open letter to the heads of state who came to Paris on the centenary of the end of the First World War.  … read more

19.10.2018PEN Ukraine is awarding three grants for translation of the book of stories by Oleg Sentsov into foreign language

PEN Ukraine in cooperation with the International Renaissance Foundation announces a competition for translation of Oleg Sentsov’s book of stories into three foreign languages – i.e., … read more

06.10.2018New Translations of Oleg Sentsov’s Stories in German

In 2015, Kyiv publishing house “Laurus” published a collection of stories by Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who is illegally sentenced by Russian court to 20 years in a colony of strict regime. … read more

05.10.2018Oleg Sentsov announced the end of his hunger strike

Oleg Sentsov will end his hunger strike tomorrow, October 6, due to the threat of force feeding.
He announced it in the letter, which he passed through his lawyer Dmitry Dinze. … read more

14.09.2018Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov Nominated For Sakharov Prize

European lawmakers have nominated Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison for nearly four months, for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. … read more

13.09.2018Why We Must Speak Out about Oleg Sentsov Now

Natalia Arno

Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned by Russian forces in 2014, is on the verge of death. More than one hundred days ago, … read more

31.08.2018The European Court of Human Rights’ politically-motivated denial of justice for Oleg Sentsov

Halya Coynash

It is 110 days since Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov began his hunger strike and over four years since the European Court of Human Rights gave his application ‘priority’ status.  … read more

22.08.2018More than 15 national PEN Centres and cultural organizations took action on the 100th day of Sentsov’s hunger strike

Yesterday PEN Centres, writers’ unions, cultural and civic organizations hosted simultaneous actions in 11 European countries, USA and Canada to mark writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov’s 100th day on hunger strike. … read more

15.08.2018Kremlin uses blatant lies as excuse to not free Oleg Sentsov

Halya Coynash

The Kremlin has rejected the plea from Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov’s mother that Russian President Vladimir Putin ‘pardon’ her son. It claims that the request must come from Sentsov although this was not the case when Putin issued decrees ‘pardoning’ three other Ukrainian political prisoners. … read more