Russian Federation: Further information: Ukrainian activists sentenced after unfair trial: Oleg Sentsov and Aleksandr Kolchenko

Index Number: EUR 46/2325/2015

Film director Oleg Sentsov has been sentenced to 20 years and ecologist and anti-fascist activist Aleksandr Kolchenko has been sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment on 25 August after an unfair trial in a military court in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. They are both Ukranian citizens and faced “terrorism” charges stemming from their opposition to Russia’s occupation of Crimea.

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