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Russia blocking access to imprisoned film director

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Oleh Sentsov

Russia is not allowing the Ukrainian side to contact and help the well-known Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who had been detained in Crimea by the Russian FSB (intelligence service) and then transferred to a prison in Moscow, reports the press service of the Prosecutor General’s Office (PGO) in Ukraine, June 20.

According to the PGO statement, “any attempt by competent authorities of our country to establish contact with our citizen and to ensure that he receives all available consular services guaranteed by international conventions are being blatantly ignored by authorities of the Russian Federation.”

“In this regard, on the basis of international conventions, we have sent an appropriate appeal to the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation and are waiting for a suitable response and a positive resolution of this matter,” the PGO reports.

The PGO affirms it will continue to take “all necessary measures” to protect Oleh Sentsov, using “all available means.”

Additionally, the PGO states it is “concerned about the situation on the currently occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol regarding violations of the rights of Ukrainian citizens who are on the peninsula.”

As previously reported, Sentsov has been charged in Russia with alleged involvement with subversive and terrorist groups, attempts to carry out terrorist acts, and illegal handling of weapons.

Translation: Anna Mostovych

Source: http://www.gp.gov.ua/ua/news.html?_m=publications&_c=view&_t=rec&id=140279

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