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Kremlin Ukrainian prisoners: Sentsov convoyed to Irkutsk, Kolchenko to Chelyabinsk

On February 6, Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov was sent to prison in the Russian city of Irkutsk, while Ukrainian activist Oleksandr Kolchenko was sent to the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, Sentsov's sister Nataliya Kaplan wrote on Facebook.

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"Prisoner transport has started. Oleh Sentsov was sent to Irkutsk, Oleksandr Kolchenko to Chelyabinsk," she said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian film director Sentsov was arrested by Russian security service officers in the annexed Crimea in May 2014 together with pro-Ukrainian activists Oleksandr Kolchenko, Oleksiy Cherniy and Hennadiy Afanasiyev. They all were charged with preparation of terrorist acts.

Both denied their guilt from the day of their arrest.

On August 25, 2015, the military court in Russia’s city of Rostov-on-Don 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.

On November 24, Russia's Supreme Court upheld the trial court's decision against Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov and Ukrainian activist Oleksandr Kolchenko.

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