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Oleh Sentsov Russia / Ukraine Conflict

Pleads not guilty

21 Jul, 2015

Sentsov pleads not guilty to terrorism charges relating to giving gifts of food to Ukrainian troops in Crimea, and attending anti-Crimea annexation protests. The Russian government says he is an affiliate of the Ukrainian activist group, Right Sector. The charges carry a penalty of life imprisonment, but prosecutors have offered Sentsov a 20-year term. Sentsov says he was tortured and does not consider the Russian court a court at all.

Ukrainian Film Director on Trial: Oleh Sentsov pleads not guilty during Russian court hearing