Wednesday, 28 October

Ukrainian parliament adopted a motion to nominate a Ukrainian film director, a political prisoner of the Kremlin Oleg Sentsov for the Nobel Peace Prize. The corresponding draft resolution No. 9040 was supported by 245 deputies, Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“Given the courageous behavior of Oleg Sentsov, who has been illegally detained in the Russian Federation for 4 years for the manifestation of a heroic non-violent protest against the illegal occupation by the Russian Federation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the city of Sevastopol and certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts for the promotion of human rights for their willingness to sacrifice the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine nominates Oleg Sentsov for the Nobel Peace Prize,” the statement reads.

The document also states that Sentsov throughout the entire period of unlawful detention, at risk of his own life, demonstrates an example of courageous non-violent resistance in the struggle for basic human rights and freedoms.

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