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Former political prisoner Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director recently released from the Kremlin captivity in a major swap of held persons, says he has testified to the tribunal in The Hague about torture in applied to him after he was detained.

In an interview with Hromadske, Sentsov noted that he had testified through his lawyer as soon as he was transferred to the Moscow-based Lefortovo detention center.

Subsequently, the film director made a statement about torture during a court hearing in Russia.

"I testified because this is a testimony against the FSB, regarding their actions – that's for the Tribunal in The Hague. Evil must be punished," Sentsov stressed.

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He explained it was about the FSB group from Moscow, who arrived in Crimea on a mission. Also, Sentsov added, among the FSB operatives were also a few turncoat ex-SBU officers who sided with the invaders.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, freed from Russian captivity, said he would not recognize the annexed Crimea and the occupied territories of Donbas as Russian territory.