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

16.06.2018Hunger Strike Creates Unwanted Backdrop for Russia During World Cup

Andrew E. Kramer

MOSCOW — A praised Ukrainian film director imprisoned in Russia has been turning down food for a month, attracting international support and creating an unwanted backdrop for Moscow as the World Cup is underway. … read more

26.05.2018“Movies cannot change things, but they can change individuals”. Askold Kurov’s film on Sentsov’s imprisonment

The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov (Poland 2017, 75 min)
August 2015, a courtroom in Rostov. A man is peering through the bars of his cage, … read more

24.05.2018Global Sentsov Campaign Planned Ahead Of Russia World Cup

Activists have announced a global campaign to demand the release of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, who opposed Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and is now on hunger strike in a Russian prison. … read more

18.05.2018Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Determined To Carry Hunger Strike ‘To The End’

A lawyer for Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, who opposed Moscow’s 2014 annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea and is now in prison in Russia, … read more

17.05.2018Sentsov’s life on the line in defence of all Russia’s Ukrainian political prisoners means no World Cup as usual

Halya Coynash

Oleg Sentsov, world-renowned filmmaker and one of Russia’s first Ukrainian political prisoners has gone on hunger strike, vowing not to end it until Russia frees all its Ukrainian political prisoners.  … read more

17.05.2018From Crimea to Siberia: How Russia is Tormenting Political Prisoners Sentsov and Kolchenko

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and activist Sasha Kolchenko were both detained in occupied Crimea on May 10, 2014. They were accused of plotting terrorist acts, … read more

10.05.2018Enjoy the World Cup in Russia where you can get 20 years for opposing annexation of Crimea

Halya Coynash

Fans visiting the 2018 World Cup this summer are to be ‘protected’ by Cossacks similar to those who helped Russian soldiers invade Ukrainian Crimea in 2014.  … read more

10.05.2017PEN America launches campaign to free Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov

Trevor Noah, Meryl Streep, Chimamanda Adichie, and More Demand Freedom for Artist Imprisoned in Russia

NEW YORK—Authors Chimamanda Adichie, Jonathan Franzen, … read more

26.04.2017Oleg Sentsov sends Moving Response to PEN America Freedom to Write Award

Halya Coynash

PEN America’s honouring of Ukrainian filmmaker and political prisoner Oleg Sentsov at its 2017 PEN Literary Gala would have been a very special event under any circumstances.  … read more

29.03.2017PEN America Honors Jailed Ukrainian Filmmaker Sentsov

PEN America has announced that it will honor imprisoned Ukrainian writer and filmmaker Oleh Sentsov with its 2017 PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award.
Sentsov, a native of Crimea who opposed Russia’s March 2014 annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula, … read more