Date: 10 months ago   Category: Culture

Oleg Sentsov was nominated to Nobel Peace Prize


The former president of Poland Lech Walesa has nominated the Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov to Nobel Peace Prize. According to him, Sentsov "personifies all ideals which once directed him in fight for peaceful future". Also Walesa was struck by statements of the director who refuses to stop a hunger strike to release of all Ukrainian political prisoners, but not personally himself. The politician has got the Nobel Prize in 1983 as "the fighter for human rights".

Meanwhile Oleg Sentsov holds more than 100 days a hunger strike, serving sentence in colony "Polar bear" in the city of Labytnangi in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area. In May, 2014 he has been arrested by FSB, accused of planning of terrorist attacks and taken out to Moscow. After a year in the conclusion the director has been sentenced to 20 years of colony, despite the absence of proofs. His business has caused protests worldwide, Pedro Almodovar, Ken Loach, Johnny Depp, Margaret Atwood, Ian McEwan, Patti Smith, Jean-Luc Godard and many other cultural figures called for Sentsov's release.

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