The Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland has submitted a formal request to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to pardon the Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov who contains in the Russian prison and is on hunger strike for 43 days.
As the head of the Council of Europe, the Secretary General is entitled to do under the European Convention on human rights.
“The document was sent, waiting for official confirmation through diplomatic channels of Russia,” – confirmed in the press service of the Council of Europe.
Thursday, June 28, the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe held an urgent debate held by the Kremlin Ukrainian political prisoners, the results of which will vote for the resolution.
While in Moscow on 20 June, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe thorbjørn Jagland made a statement on its readiness to file a petition for pardon of Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov.
Death Sentsov will lead to the collapse of the Putin: Russia threatened with serious consequences
The death of a Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov in a Russian prison, the release of which will ask even the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, will negate all the attempts of Moscow to put themselves in the best light on the background of the world Cup.
About this said the chief editor of radio station “Echo of Moscow” Alexei Venediktov.
According to him, Ukrainians are approaching a critical date in his hunger strike, which could severely harm Russia.
“The 41st day is close to critical. It is believed that the form of the hunger strike waged Sentsov, if we know all about her is correct, then the 48th day is critical when you begin irreversible physical changes. This is a serious story, this is a dangerous story with a threat for whales, of course – but for Russia consequences. Death Sentsov negate championship (world Cup edition), even if Russia will be the champion. A global understanding. It’s on the front pages of Newspapers. This will be the first all news television channels. It will be the most important event in the social networks, and not (possible) victory of the Russian team in the finals,” – said Venediktov.
According to him, from Russia to the country can expect serious progress at the world Cup, but in the case of the sad outcome for Ukrainians, no Putin’s speech will not prevent the consequences for the Russian Federation.
“If there will win Argentina or Germany – that’s another story. If Russia goes for the title and dies at this point Sentsov – well, there to the fortuneteller do not go. And then we will hear from the President, as during the Crimea: “I made a political decision, and you minimize the consequences.” These consequences cannot be minimized, because they are generally irreversible,” – said the journalist.
Russian artists asked Putin to pardon Sentsov
On the website of “echo of Moscow” published an appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a request to pardon the Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov, who since may 14, has been on hunger strike in prison.
The statement was signed by the actress Chulpan Khamatova, directed by Konstantin Bronzit, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Pavel Lungin, Yuri Norstein, Alexander Sokurov, Valery Todorovsky, Alexey Uchitel, Alexey Fedorchenko, TV presenters Vladimir Pozner and Ksenia Sobchak, the head of “Roskino” Ekaterina Mtsituridze.
“Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich! People die. We do not think that his guilt is so great that she was given 20 years. He is sincere and honest in his beliefs – his indefinite hunger strike proves it. Need compassion to save a human life”, – said in the letter.