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.
Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has been jailed for four years in Russia and is currently on hunger strike. His cousin told DW she is worried about his health and hopes German Chancellor Angela Merkel can help free him.
Russian human rights activist Zoya Svetova has told DW about political prisoners and the latest wave of protests in Russia. She also explained how she stays optimistic for the country's future.
Maria Alyokhina from the punk group Pussy Riot was prosecuted, imprisoned and later released thanks to a government amnesty. She talks to DW about her work as an artist in the West and her problems in Russia.
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