Ukrainian Filmmaker Detained for Alleged Terrorism
Written by tessatowne on May 21, 2014
From Care2; petition by Ella Shtyka:
Target: Central Department of the Federal Security Service of Russian Federation
His arrest is a component of the campaign unleashed against Russian policy opponents in the Crimea. We demand Oleg Sentsov be freed immediately.
Sentsov, who has been involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and has opposed the annexation of Crimea by Russia, was arrested at his home in Simferopol, Crimea, and accused of organizing a terrorist attack. It is believed that the director has been flown to Moscow where he is facing trial.
From Kiev, where EFA chairwoman Agnieszka Holland is attending the Ukraine “Thinking Together” conference, she stated: “We know that every time when artists start to be suppressed by a political regime, this regime becomes a dictatorship.”