Tuesday,
19 September 2017
Our Community

Czech MFA calls on Russia to immediately free Sentsov and Kolchenko

The Czech Foreign Ministry calls on Russia to immediately release Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov and Ukrainian activist Oleksandr Kolchenko, according to a statement by the MFA on the verdict in the Sentsov and Kolchenko case, published on its official website on Wednesday.

REUTERS
REUTERS

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs protests against the ruling given in case of Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko," the report says.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is alarmed by the verdict of the military tribunal in Rostov-on-Don issued on August 25, 2015, in the case of opponents to the Russian annexation of Crimea - Ukrainian movie director Oleh Sentsov, given a 20-year sentence, and Ukrainian activist Oleksandr Kolchenko, who received a 10-year sentence, both for planning terrorist acts."

"Russian courts are not competent to judge acts committed outside the internationally-recognized territory of Russia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs considers the entire legal proceedings as fabricated, confession of witnesses as coerced and the term of imprisonment given to alleged perpetrators as absurd."

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs therefore calls for immediate release of Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko," the report reads.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the military court in Russia’s city of Rostov-on-Don on Tuesday sentenced Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov to 20 years in prison and Ukrainian activist Oleksandr Kolchenko to 10 years in prison, both were accused of terrorism and would be kept in a high-security penal colony. 

If you notice a spelling error, please highlight it with your mouse and press Ctrl+Enter
Read also
loading...

Do you like the new site?
Leave your opinion