Sentsov's life in danger, as to UN human rights defenders
UN independent human rights experts are concerned about the health of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who is serving 20-years term in a Russian colony. They call on Russia to immediately release Sentsov, as to Hromadske radio with reference to the Russian UN news service. "Sentsov's life is in danger," the UN Special Rapporteurs on Human Rights said. The UN has stressed that "his trial and the conviction have violated the international law." Human rights activists said they were worried about the prisoner's physical and mental health. "We urge the Russian authorities to release him urgently and without any conditions," the UN said. IMI reported that Oleg Sentsov was detained in Simferopol in May 2014. On August 25, 2015, the North Caucasus district military court sentenced Oleg Sentsov to 20 years on charges of terrorism. Oleg Sentsov is in the penal colony # 8 “White Bear” at the city of Labitnangi of the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district of the Russian Federation. In May 2018, Sentsov went on hunger strike demanding all Kremlin political prisoners to be set free. He refused to eat for 145 days and declared that he would stop hunger striking on October 6, 2018 because of the threat of forced feeding.
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