Ukrainian filmmaker, Oleg Sentsov, sentenced to twenty years in prison

Thirty nine year old, Ukrainian filmmaker, Oleg Sentsov, has been sentenced to twenty years in prison by a Russian military court for plotting terrorist acts in Crimea.

Sentsov was arrested in May 2014 during a protest against Russia’s seizure of the Ukrainian peninsula. He adamantly denies the charges against him.

Alexander Kolchenko, a Crimea activist, was also tried with Sentsov and sentenced to ten years in prison.

Both defendants sang the Ukrainian national anthem in the military court after the verdict was read.

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