02 Jan

Solidarity with Oleg Sentsov in New York

On December 31, a rally in support of the illegally convicted and held in Russia Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov was held at the building of the Russian Federation Consulate in New York.

This was reported by Krym.Realii referring to Andriy Zagdansky, one of the protesting activivsts.

Two protesters were holding placards with excerpts from the poem Alexander Pushkin “In the Depths of the Siberian Ores.

“Our small but friendly flashmob in support of Oleg Sentsov wrongfully convicted  in Russia takes place at the consulate premises in New York. Thank you to everyone who has come,” commented Mr. Zagdansky in his post with the photos of the event.

Oleg Sentsov was detained by Russian security services in Crimea annexed by Russia in May 2014 on charges of “organizing terrorist attacks on the peninsula’.

In August 2015 the North Caucasus District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don sentenced him to 20 years in a penal colony.

Sentsov did not plead guilty. Human Rights Center “Memorial” included his name to the list of political prisoners.