Three years ago, a Russian court sentenced Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov to 20 years in prison. Now on hunger strike, he is demanding the release of 64 Ukrainian political prisoners. DW spoke to his cousin about his case.
The activist has been awarded the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Sentsov has demanded that all Ukrainian political prisoners be freed in Russia. Here are the main facts about him.
Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director jailed by Russia on terrorism charges, has agreed to eat again after a 144-day fast. Sentsov opposed Russia's 2014 annexation of the Crimean Peninsula.
The European Parliament has honored the fortitude of a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned by Russia. It must also serve as a reminder that human lives are at stake in the Kremlin-Kyiv standoff, says DW’s Bernd Johann.
Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian filmmaker on a hunger strike in a Russian prison, debuted with a film that was shown at prestigious international festivals.
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