04 December 2018, 16:23

Global action in support of Oleg Sentsov to be held worldwide


On December 9-12, a global event dedicated to the Kremlin prisoner Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov will be held worldwide.

The organizer of the campaign, the SaveOlegSentsov community, is already searching for coordinators in different cities of the world ready to organize public demonstrations on one of these days.

On December 10, the world will mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which guarantees every person freedom and personal inviolability. It is symbolic that on December 12 the Sakharov Prize will be awarded to the famous Kremlin hostage.

Oleg Sentsov himself marks these events behind bars. As well as about 70 political prisoners, more than a hundred prisoners and 24 Ukrainian sailors captured recently. The international community continues to express its deepest concern.

The organizers of the action call for initiating a negotiation process between Russia and Ukraine for the release of Oleg Sentsov and all the hostages of the Kremlin, and also come up with a number of proposals:

Adopt national laws to impose personal sanctions on people involved in gross violations of human rights in different countries of the world, in particular, political persecution in Russia and in the occupied Ukrainian territories.

Support the initiative to develop a European analogue of the Magnitsky Act at a meeting of EU foreign ministers to be held on December 10, 2018 in Brussels.

Fight for actual implementation of the fundamental principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to protect the dignity, rights and freedoms of each of the hostages of the Kremlin.

Earlier,the lawyer of the political prisoner Dmitry Dinze said that after Sentsov’slong hunger strike, he had changes in his kidneys, heart and liver.

October 5, Oleg Sentsov, stopped the hunger strike, with which he demanded the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia and annexed Crimea.

The Ukrainian filmmaker was awarded the Sakharov Prize of the European Parliament for Freedom of Thought. Oleg Sentsov became the first Ukrainian in history to win this award.