Glasnost Gone

Detained by Russia since May 2014 and illegally sentenced to 20 years in prison, Oleg Sentsov, has declared a term-less hunger strike. Oleg announced this, via brief letter to his lawyer. He’s calling for the release of fellow Ukrainian prisoners held by Russia and hopes, should he die during Russia’s world cup, that any subsequent publicity may help fellow prisoners. Please now support his #FreeSentsov campaign.

Halya Coynash from Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group wrote “Oleg Sentsov, who has spent four years of a 20-year sentence in Russian captivity for peacefully opposing Russia’s invasion of his homeland, has taken the only, and most dangerous, step in his power to change this, and it is vital that his indefinite hunger strike receives maximum attention.

It seems he has been planning this move for the last month and a half, rejecting food parcels and reducing his food intake, and he fully understands…

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