17 Nov

Johnny Depp urged to release Oleg Sentsov

American human rights activists from the Voice Project launched a campaign called Imprisoned for Art. In terms of the project, famous singers and musicians are trying to draw attention to their colleagues from around the world who have been in jail for political reasons.


Johnny Depp draws worldwide attention to his colleague, filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was sentenced to 20 years in a colony of strict regime.


Participant of Pussy Riot band Nadia Tolokonnikova calls the attention of the world community to the fate of Turkish singer Nûdem Durak. In 2015, she was accused of promoting Kurdish separatism and sentenced to 10.5 years in prison.


British singer and musician Peter Gabriel urges to pay attention to the fate of writer and journalist David Isaac, who has been in jail since 2001 without a verdict. The journalist has dual Eritrean-Swedish citizenship. Voice Project says that probably discontent Eritrean authorities could be caused by the publication in a newspaper founded by Isaac Setit an open letter to the opposition, which demanded to conduct free elections in the country. There is barely no contact with the prisoners in Eritrean jails, in June 2016, Foreign Ministry confirmed that Isaac was alive.

Hromadske.ua (16 November 2016)