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Our first meeting with Oleg Sentsov

Crimean film director, Maidan activist, Ukrainian patriot and one of the bravest prisoners of the Kremlin, Oleg Sentsov has recently regained his freedom.We – along with many others – had solicited for his release for the five years he spent in Russia under arrest and in prison.

Along with Oleg, 34 Ukrainian citizens were released as part of a prisoner exchange that included 24 sailors captured by Russia. The war continues and may others are still imprisoned. We must not forget them.

Pictures were taken last week in Berlin – we were there together (working with friends from the Italian Federation of Human Rights FIDU and the Ukrainian organisation Center for Civil Liberties) at meetings in the Bundestag and in embassies, with local activists, the media, as well as the legendary German director Wim Wenders and the management of the Berlinale film festival, who consistently supported Oleg in his fight for freedom. We also raised the subjects of personal sanctions against those who violate human rights, Chinese expansion in Central Asia and recent protests in Kazakhstan.

Read also:

  1. Oleg Sentsov greets and thanks the Poles
  2. ODF, CCL & FIDU at PACE: strengthening international human rights mechanisms
  3. Bundestag event and meetings in Berlin with Oleg Sentsov, CCL & FIDU
  4. The coverage of Emmanuel Macron’s meeting with ODF President and Oleg Sentsov in the French and international media
  5. Report: The list of Ukrainian citizens who have been subjected to politically motivated criminal prosecution by Russia’s law enforcement bodies in the years 2014-2017 (25.09.2017)
  6. Our first report on the case of Oleg Sentsov (26.12.2014)
  7. Our report on Oleg Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko: The case of “Crimean terrorists” (11.09.2015)

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