Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov may be nominated for the award of the European Union, Andrei Sakharov. About this on his page in Twitter wrote the correspondent of “Radio Liberty” Rikard Jozwiak.
“It is very likely that Oleg Sentsov will be one of this year’s nominees for the Sakharov prize. He enjoys support among some members of the “European people’s party, European conservatives and reformists group and Alliance of liberals and Democrats for Europe” (faction in the European Parliament – ed.). Confirmation will be next week, and the decision on the final winner at the end of October,” he wrote.
Prize for freedom of thought named after the Soviet dissident and human rights activist Andrei Sakharov, was established by the European Parliament in 1988. It is awarded to individuals who have made “an exceptional contribution to the struggle for human rights”. For nomination, a candidate must obtain the support of 40 MEPs.
As previously reported, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine issued a draft decree, according to which it is proposed to nominate the Director Oleg Sentsov for the Nobel peace prize.
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.
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 fourth crisis, which is characterized by organ failure, can occur at any moment.