Magazine article Screen International

Imprisoned Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov 12 Days into Hunger Strike

Magazine article Screen International

Imprisoned Ukrainian Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov 12 Days into Hunger Strike

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Agnieszka Holland and Wim Wenders issue call for Sentsov’s release.

Fresh calls have been made by figures including Agnieszka Holland and Wim Wenders for the release of Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian filmmaker who is serving a 20-year term in a Russian jail for alleged “terrorist activities”.

Oleg Sentsov

Sentsov has been on hunger strike since May 14, protesting both his incarceration and that of 64 Ukrainian political prisoners currently held in Russia. He was originally arrested in May 2014 and sentenced by a military court to 20 years in prison.

A new statement sent out by Holland and Wenders via the European Film Academy said that they are “deeply worried” about Sentsov, again calling for him to be released “immediately and unconditionally”. …

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