Russia court upholds Sentsov jail verdict


Ukrainian President Petro Poroshen hands a T-shirt with a portrait of Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov to British pop singer Elton John during their meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, 12 September 2015. Oleg Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years for planning a terrorist attack in the Crimea peninsula annexed by Russia in April 2014.

Russia court upholds Sentsov jail verdict

The Russian Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of 20 years in a maximum-security prison against Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov on multiple terrorism charges.
On November 24, Sentsov declined to testify. Sentsov, a native of Crimea, was arrested in May 2014 on suspicion of planning the fire-bombings of two pro-Russian organizations.

After being convicted on August 25, the 39-year old said that a "trial by occupiers cannot be fair by definition."

The Supreme Court on November 24 upheld...

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