Sentsov to Help Launch Ukrainian Political Prisoners’ Awareness Campaign
“We have outlined a joint action roadmap for conducting a public awareness campaign” - Ukraine's State Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova
Photo Facebook / Lyudmila Denisova
Former Kremlin captive Oleh Sentsov vows to help raise international awareness to the plight of Russian-held Ukrainian political prisoners.
“We have outlined a joint action roadmap for conducting a public awareness campaign,” Ukraine’s State Commissioner for Human Rights Lyudmila Denisova wrote on her Facebook page. “Today we met with Oleh Sentsov. Oleh spoke about his public activities aimed at attracting international attention to military operations in the east, the Crimean issue, and the issue of the Ukrainian prisoners return to their homeland.”
Sentsov told Denisova that he will soon be making a trip to France. Last year the Council of Paris unanimously supported the granting of the title of “honorary citizen” to the Ukrainian film director.
Back in 2014, Sentsov was illegally detained by Russian special forces on false charges of organizing terrorist attacks on the occupied peninsula. This past September, Ukraine and Russia did a 35-for-35 prisoner swap. Sentsov was one of 11 political prisoners that were free. Twenty-four sailors captured by Russia last November at the Kerch Strait were also part of the prisoner swap.
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