Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov serving sentences in Russia for the preparation of terrorist attacks, announced an indefinite hunger strike. It is reported by “the Media” with reference to the lawyer Dmitry Dinze Director.
the Only condition for ending the hunger strike Sentsov called the release of all Ukrainian prisoners held in Russia. According to the lawyer, the Director has mentioned 64 Ukrainians serving sentences in Russian. Their names he did not elaborate and did not ask for liberation themselves.
according to Sentsov lawyer, his client in advance began to prepare for the hunger strike, refused from food parcels and took minimal amounts of food. In the colony of the Director, representatives came Council on human rights penitentiary, who urged him to abandon the hunger strike. In response, the filmmaker said that “the hunger strike will continue till the bitter end” either he dies, or his demands will start to execute.
Sentsov kept in the colony “White bear” in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district. Staff FSB detained him on may 11, 2014 on charges of preparing attacks in the Crimea. According to investigators, Sentsov accomplices, being members of the banned in Russia “Right sector” were preparing a series of explosions in Simferopol on may 9 of that year. Also, he was accused of setting fire to offices of the “Russian community of Crimea” and United Russia.
In August, 2015 Severo-the Caucasian district military court sentenced him to 20 years in prison. Sentsov denies his guilt.