The petition “save Oleg Sentsov” typed on the website of the White house necessary 100 thousand signatures. At the time of this writing, the appeal was signed by more than 101 650 people.
“The European Parliament has appealed to Vladimir Putin with a demand for the immediate release of Oleg Sentsov and others. We insist that our government take a stand on this issue and used all the levers for the immediate release of Olena Sentsov and other Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia”, – the statement says.
Since the petition was on 9 August, was able to score in a month the required number of signatures, the American authorities are now obliged to consider it and give an official response. Lawyers have suggested that, probably, this task will instruct the state Department.
We will remind, Oleg Sentsov convicted in Russia for 20 years of strict regime. From may 14 this year, he has been on hunger strike demanding to release from the Russian prisons of all Ukrainian political prisoners.