Ukrainian hunger striker’s mother asks Kremlin to pardon her son

Participants attend a rally demanding the release of film director Oleg Sentsov and other Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia, at the Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine July 1, 2018. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Thursday it had received a letter from the mother of jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov asking Russian President Vladimir Putin to pardon her son. The Crimea-born Sentsov, sentenced by a Russian court to 20 years in a high security penal colony in 2015 for “terrorist attacks” on the […]

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