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Statement in support of political prisoner Oleg Sentsov

May 31, 2018 11:42 1 3235
We write to express our support for Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian filmmaker who was arrested in Crimea following the Russian occupation, and who is now in the midst of a hunger strike that he called that he started on May 14 to demand the release of over 70 Ukrainians held as political prisoners in Russia. Sentsov, who is serving a 20-year sentence in a remote prison the Russian far north, is in a desperate situation.

We want Oleg Sentsov to know that he is not alone.  His sacrifice has already called international attention not only to the plight of other Ukrainian prisoners in Russia, but also to Russia’s illegal occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea.  His courage is an inspiration to his friends, and his death will only benefit his enemies. We therefore appeal to Oleg Sentsov to end his hunger strike, so that he can continue his struggle to liberate Crimea and preserve Ukraine’s territorial integrity.


Mustafa Dzhemilev, Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for the Affairs of Crimean Tatars

Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy

William Burns, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

Francis Fukuyama, Mosbacher Director, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Stanford University

George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center

Nadia Diuk, Vice President, National Endowment for Democracy

David Kramer, former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

Melanne Verveer, Georgetown University, former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues

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Петро Жулепа
25.09.2018, 23:02
когда же сенцов сдохнет, столько не голодают.