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Listapad film festival jury in Minsk: Free Oleg Sentsov!
Photo from Nikolai Khalezin's Facebook account
The members of the jury at the documentary film contest of the Listapad international film festival in Minsk called to free Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov imprisoned in Russia. As a jesture of support, they posed for a photograph with posters calling to release him.
Sentsov was arrested during the annexation of Crimea by Russia. In August 2015, a military court in Rostov-na-Don sentenced the director to 20 years in a high-security colony. He was found guilty of "setting up a terrorist organization on the territory of Crimea."
Sentsov pleaded non-guilty. Human rights defenders consider him a political prisoner.