A documentary film "The Process" about a Ukrainian director, Crimean political prisoner Oleg Sentsov was shown in the Czech capital, Radio.Svoboda reported.
The film of a Kremlin prisoner will be also shown at the One World festival, dedicated to human rights, which opens in the Czech capital.
The director of the film Askold Kurov said that before the show and after it, human rights activists held rallies collecting signatures on the release of Oleg Sentsov. Also, activists in Prague carried out a flash mob with spectators calling for the release of the prisoner of Crimean invaders.
“Two days before the premiere, it was impossible to buy tickets, it was a full-house. It was a show in the framework of the 30th anniversary of the European Film Academy, which was attended by the Director of the festival Dieter Kosslick, and representatives of the European Film Academy Agnieszka Holland and Mike Downey. Both before the show and after it, the Amnesty International action was held, during which they collected signatures in support of Oleg Sentsov. After the show, there was a flashmob, where spectators were already calling for Oleg's release, "the director said.
In May 2014, four local pro-Ukrainian activists Gennady Afanasyev, Aleksei Chirny, Aleksandr Kolchenko and film director Oleg Sentsov were arrested in the occupied Simferopol. In August 2015, the Russian court found them guilty of plotting terrorist acts in the Crimea and setting fire to the offices of two parties in Simferopol.
Afanasyev and Chirnyi agreed to cooperate with the investigation and received seven years in prison. Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years, and Kolchenko - to 10 years in prison.