Urge Russia to release Sentsov to the Sakharov prize

Россию призывают отпустить Сенцова получить премию Сахарова

Johannes Hahn called for the release of Oleg Sentsov temporarily

The awarding of the freedom of opinion will take place next week. EU Commissioner Hahn requests the release of the prisoner of the winner to receive it.

European Commissioner for European neighbourhood policy Johannes Hahn on Friday, December 7, called for the release of prisoner Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsova to award him the Sakharov prize in Strasbourg. He wrote about this in his microblog Twitter.

“Next week, the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov will be awarded the Sakharov prize of the European Parliament. Sentenced to 20 years imprisonment, he will not be able to personally receive the award. So I re-called to release Sentsov to receive the Sakharov prize,” wrote Khan.

Recall, October 25, Oleg Sentsov was awarded the Sakharov prize-2018.

As reported at the Sakharov prize Oleg Sentsov was nominated by the European people’s party, the largest faction in the European Parliament.

We will remind, on September 18 the Verkhovna Rada adopted a resolution on the nomination of Oleg Sentsov for the Nobel peace prize. The document was signed by the speaker of Parliament Andriy Parubiy.

The Sakharov prize for freedom of thought is the annual award of the European Parliament. It was founded in 1988 and is awarded in four areas, in particular in the field of protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.


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