The President of Poland in 1990-1995, winner of the Nobel peace prize Lech Walesa invited to nominate Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov for the Nobel peace prize. The corresponding statement Walesa published in the press-service of the Polish film Academy.
“Sentsov supported the Euromaidan in Ukraine as part of democratic Europe. He peacefully protested against the annexation of their native Crimea by Russia, and then was arrested by the Russian security services. He was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on the results of an unfair trial, despite the prosecution’s key witness withdrew testimony as given under duress,” the statement reads.
He also reminded that more than a hundred days ago Sentsov went on hunger strike to demand the release of political prisoners.
“I am deeply convinced that Sentsov embodies all the ideals that have motivated me during my peaceful struggle for the future of the world. Faith in democracy, of peaceful methods, the rejection of hatred, work for the strengthening of solidarity among peoples and the ultimate sacrifice for the benefit of others – this is all very commendable quality, worthy of the highest recognition of the free world. For these reasons, I appeal to all people of good will to help to release Oleg Sentsov, and I propose to nominate Sentsov for the Nobel peace prize,” added Walesa.
We will remind, sentenced by a Russian court to 20 years of imprisonment for allegedly planning terrorist attacks in annexed Crimea, the Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov hungry for more than hundred days. Its main requirement for the Russian authorities to release 64 Ukrainian political prisoners being held in Russian prisons. According to the doctors, the 4th crisis, which is characterized by organ failure, can occur at any moment.