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The Federal service of execution of punishments of Russia explained why not let the priest to the Ukrainian film Director Oleh Sentsov political prisoner.
This is stated in the statement of the Federal penitentiary service.
It is noted that the prisoners in colony invited the priests, at their request, but after such a request was not.
In addition, the FSIN said that the colony, which contains Oleg, enshrines the Russian Orthodox priest who can visit inmates.
“From a prisoner Sentsov O. G.’s statements at a meeting with the priest did not arrive. In the provision of a Declaration with a request to meet with the priest, the meeting will be organized in the manner prescribed by law,” said the Federal service of execution of punishments.
On 31 July it was reported that in the colony to Ukrainian film Director Oleg Sentsov prisoner was not allowed a priest.
The head of the Federal service of execution of punishments in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district Alexander Novikov refused to father Gregory (Manovo-Voitenko), Bishop of the Apostolic Orthodox Church, in meetings with Oleg Sentsov. Novikov explained its refusal by the fact that he did not see the feasibility of the meeting of the priest with Sentsov.
Russia also denied the rights Amnesty International access to Sentsov.
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The political prisoner Oleg Sentsov illegally sentenced in Russia to 20 years in prison, 14 may 2018 on a hunger strike. Sentsov demands release of all Ukrainians-political prisoners of the Kremlin. 28 may Sentsov agreed maintenance therapy.
He began to starve before the world Cup, which took place in Russia, to attract the attention of an increasing number of people.
5 July in the colony “White bear” in Labytnangi on a short-term date with Sentsov visited his sister Natalie Kaplan. This was the first meeting for 3 years. They talked for two hours.
Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov and activist Oleksandr Kolchenko was detained in Crimea on may 10, 2014. They were accused of preparing terrorist attacks, condemning Kolchenko to 10, and after 20 years of imprisonment. Along with them was detained Gennady Afanasyev and Alexei Chirniya. Afanasyev in 2016, the year got traded, He still is in prison in the town of Shakhty, Rostov region.