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Oleg Sentsov to receive his 2018 Sakharov Prize

Met dank overgenomen van Europees Parlement (EP), gepubliceerd op maandag 25 november 2019.

Parliament will hold an award ceremony on 26 November for last year’s Sakharov Prize laureate Oleg Sentsov, recently released from a Russian prison.

Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov was last year’s Sakharov Prize laureate. Until recently, he was serving a 20-year prison sentence in Russia for “plotting terrorist acts” against Russian de facto rule in Crimea. He was released on 7 September following a prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine.

The award ceremony in the hemicycle in Strasbourg, at which Mr Sentsov will address Parliament, will take place on Tuesday, 26 November, from 12.00 to 12.30 CET.

You can watch the ceremony via EP Live, and EbS+.

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