KYIV (QHA) -

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) called on the Russian authorities to release Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov, according to the letter of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Desire, addressed to the Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov.

"I urge the Russian leadership to review the Sentsov case and immediately release him," the letter said.

The OSCE stressed that the imprisonment of the Ukrainian filmmaker was unreasonable and expressed concern about his state of health.

"I'm really concerned about his deteriorating health condition, as well as his psychological state after the start of the hunger strike in protest," Desire added in a letter.

Reference: Oleg Sentsov started the hunger strike on May 14, demanding the Russian authorities to release 64 Ukrainian political prisoners.

On May 29, the Ukrainian filmmaker agreed to supportive therapy.

QHA reported that on June 1 and 2, a global action was held in support of Oleg Sentsov. The events took place in 42 foreign and 29 Ukrainian cities.

Source: Ukrinform

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