06/06/2018

Urgent Action Update: Russia Must Release Ukrainian Film Director (Russian Federation: UA 170.15)


Ukrainian film director, Oleg Sentsov started a hunger strike on 14 May, calling for the release of ‘all Ukrainian political prisoners’ who are currently being held by the Russian Federation. Oleg Sentsov is serving a 20-year prison sentence following an unfair trial on politically-motivated charges. Amnesty International is calling for his immediate release.

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Ukrainian film director, Oleg Sentsov started a hunger strike on 14 May, calling for the release of ‘all Ukrainian political prisoners’ who are currently being held by the Russian Federation. Oleg Sentsov is serving a 20-year prison sentence following an unfair trial on politically-motivated charges. Amnesty International is calling for his immediate release.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • To immediately release Oleg Sentsov;
  • To ensure that any and all medical treatment provided to Oleg Sentsov is done in compliance with medical ethics, including the principles of confidentially, autonomy and informed consent, and that no unwanted treatment or force feeding is executed which may amount to torture and other ill-treatment;
  • To fully respect and protect the right to freedom of expression.

Contact these two officials by 18 July 2018:

President of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Ul.Ilyinka, 23
103132 Moscow,
Russian Federation
Fax: +7 495 9102134
Twitter: @KremlinRussia
Salutation: Dear President

Ambassador Anatoly Antonov,
Embassy of the Russian Federation
2650 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 1 202 298 5700 I  Fax: 1 202 298 5735
Email: mailto:[email protected]
Twitter: @mfa_russia
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 170.15
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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