Sentsov should be able to accept Sakharov Prize in person – U.S. Embassy in Ukraine

23:10, 25 October 2018
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"The decision to award the 2018 #SakharovPrize for Freedom of Thought to Oleh Sentsov is further confirmation that he is a prisoner of conscience. He has displayed courage, dignity, and determination in defending Ukrainian prisoners unjustly jailed by Russia," the Embassy wrote in a tweet.

"Oleh should be able to accept his well-deserved prize in person: Russia should immediately release him and all other political prisoners," the diplomats wrote.

The diplomats concluded their tweet with a #FreeSentsov hashtag.

As UNIAN reported earlier, today, October 25, the European Parliament announced that this year's winner of the Sakharov Prize "For Freedom of Thought" was Oleh Sentsov.

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