"Crimea prosecutor" Poklonskaya took part in Sentsov's arrest in 2014 – lawyer

11:40, 05 July 2018
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Dmitry Dinze, the lawyer of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, says the so-called deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, an odious former "prosecutor" of Russian-occupied Crimea, Natalia Poklonskaya, took part in the arrest of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov in 2014.

Dinze posted on Facebook a court record in the Sentsov case of May 2014.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Sentsov was detained by FSB operatives in Crimea in the spring of 2014. He was transferred to Russia, where he was tried on trumped-up charges of plotting terrorist attacks and arson of party offices on the peninsula.

The Russian court in August 2015 sentenced Sentsov to 20 years in prison.

He is being held in the colony located in a distant Arctic town of Labytnangi in Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area, Russia.

Read also50 days of hunger strike: Ukrainians rally in support of Sentsov (Video)

Sentsov went on a hunger strike on May 14, demanding the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners. On May 31, he stated that he was "not interested in being swapped," as he is "a man who does or dies."

Ukrainian Ombudsperson Liudmyla Denisova on June 13 flew to Russia to pay visits to Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russian prisons. She intended to meet with Sentsov first. On the same day, Russia's Ombudsperson Tatiana Moskalkova said that Denisova went to Sentsov on a "personal initiative," and that her visit had not been agreed.

So far, the Russian side has not allowed Denisova to either visit Sentsov or talk to him via video link.

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