#FreeSentsov

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

14.08.2018Is Putin going to let this Ukrainian protester die?

Summer Lopez

Summer Lopez, who previously worked eight years for the U.S. Agency for International Development, is the senior director of free expression programs for PEN America. … read more

13.08.2018Mothers helpless as Russia risks the life of three Ukrainian political prisoners on hunger strike

Three Ukrainian mothers are watching, totally powerless, as their sons, imprisoned illegally in Russia or Russian-occupied Crimea, become dangerously weak on hunger strike.  The world knows mainly of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, … read more

10.08.2018Ukrainian Ombudswoman Says ‘Rapid Actions Needed’ To Save Sentsov

Ukrainian Ombudswoman Lyudmyla Denisova says “rapid actions” are needed to save the life of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, who has been on a hunger strike in a Russian prison for nearly three months. … read more

21.07.2018Odesa International Film Festival supports imprisoned director Sentsov

Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov could not attend the Odesa International Film Festival this year. He is imprisoned in Russia.
But at every film screening in Odesa, … read more

13.07.2018It’s not my story… Serhiy Zhadan about Oleg Sentsov

Who cares about someone else’s story? We perceive another man’s story as a simple story line. We all stand for justice and freedom, but justice loses its importance when it’s so far away. … read more

06.07.2018Sentsov considers his solo release would be a “total failure” & calls for greater attention to Kremlin’s other political prisoners

Halya Coynash

Imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has expressed enormous gratitude for all the support he is receiving, but asked that attention be given to all Russia’s Ukrainian political prisoners. … read more

21.06.2018G7 Envoys ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov

Ambassadors of the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrialized states say they are “deeply concerned” about the situation of film director Oleh Sentsov and “other Ukrainian prisoners and detainees” … read more

20.06.2018Council Of Europe Calls On Russia To Free Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov

The chief of Europe’s top human rights body is urging Russia to release imprisoned Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who is currently on hunger strike while serving a 20-year sentence. … read more

18.06.2018Against Indifference

Kateryna Botanova

There is little hope for the release of Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia during the World Cup. However, Oleg Sentsov’s hunger strike will not have been in vain if it causes people to question the platitude that ‘sport is above politics’. … read more

16.06.2018Thirty-Eight Countries Ask UN Chief To Intervene With Putin In Sentsov Case

The United States, France, Britain, and 35 other countries have asked UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to raise the case of jailed film director Oleh Sentsov and dozens of other Ukrainian prisoners during his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week. … read more