Ukrainian Filmmaker Detained for Alleged Terrorism

From Care2; petition by Ella Shtyka:

Free immediately Oleg Sentsov, Ukrainian film director and civil society activist!

Target: Central Department of the Federal Security Service of Russian Federation

Oleg Sentsov/SvD KulturOleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director and civil society activist, who participated in the Avtomaidan Civil Movement has been arrested and charged with terrorism.

His arrest is a component of the campaign unleashed against Russian policy opponents in the Crimea. We demand Oleg Sentsov be freed immediately.

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From Variety:

The board of the European Film Academy has called for the immediate release of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov.

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.”

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