Oleg Sentsov

Ukrainian filmmaker

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Oleg Sentsov: Ukrainian filmmaker
Oleg Gennadyevich Sentsov is a Ukrainian filmmaker, writer and activist from Crimea. As a filmmaker he shot his film in 2011 Gamer. Following the Russian annexation of Crimea he was arrested in Crimea and sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment by a Russian court on charges of plotting terrorism acts. The conviction was described as fabricated by Amnesty International and others. He was awarded the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize in 2018. On 7 September 2019 he was released in a prisoner swap.


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Freed film-maker Sentsov tells Europe: beware of Russia

A Ukrainian film-maker freed in a prisoner swap after four years in a Russian jail warned Europe against growing friendly with Moscow as he received an EU human rights prize on Tuesday.
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France's Macron meets freed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday met Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian filmmaker freed in a prisoner swap last month after four years in a Russian jail.
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Back in Ukraine, Sentsov plans to make more films and speak up for prisoners in Russia

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov plans to start making films again and to champion the rights of prisoners in Russian jails, he said on Tuesday, days after being freed in a landmark prisoner exchange..
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Filmmaker Sentsov, 24 Ukrainian sailors in Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap: lawyer

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, jailed in Russia, is among 35 Ukrainians who will be transferred from Moscow to Kiev as part of a prisoner exchanges on Saturday, his lawyer said.
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Ukraine official says Ukraine, Russia swapped prisoners, including sailors

Ukrainian prisoners, including sailors and filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, are flying back to Ukraine after a prisoner swap was completed with Russia, according to comments that were reposted on Facebook by..
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Jailed Ukrainian filmmaker brought to Moscow amid prisoner swap talks: Russian media

Russia has transferred jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov from a remote Arctic prison to custody in Moscow amid talks with Kiev on a possible prisoner swap, news agencies TASS and Interfax cited..
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Kremlin ally says prisoner swap could be soon if Ukraine serious

Ukraine and Russia could swap prisoners within a matter of days, including filmmaker Oleg Sentsov whom Moscow jailed on terrorism charges, if Kiev shows the necessary political will, a close Kremlin..
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