“I Feel Okay”- Oleg Sentsov
The Ukrainian political prisoner said nothing will break him
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Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov, illegally sentenced by the Russian government to 20 years of imprisonment, assured that he’s doing well.
“Please, do not worry, about my health and well-being. Everything is now just fine. And remember that nothing will ever break me and will not force me to lose hope or surrender. I say “Hello” to the whole UATV, to Ukraine and to Kyiv. Good luck! Sincerely, Oleg,” the letter reads.
Sentsov ended a 146-day hunger strike on Oct. 6 and there were concerns that he would not survive the process.
The director went on hunger strike to demand the release of Ukrainian political prisoners jailed in Russia and in annexed Crimea. He ended it under pressure by Russian authorities who threatened to force feed him.
Sentsov, along with fellow Ukrainian Oleksandr Kolchenko were arrested by Russian security services in May 2014 on charges of alleged preparation of terrorist attacks on the Crimean peninsula. A Russian court sentenced Sentsov to 20 years and Kolchenko to 10 years in prison.
In total, about 70 Ukrainian political prisoners are jailed in Russia and annexed Crimea.
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