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Convicted Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov ends hunger strike

The Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has after about 4.5 months of his hunger strike ended. That the Russian penitentiary services informed. The man was in Russia to 20-year prison sentenced and is sitting out his sentence in a prison in Siberia.

The 42-year-old director, known for the film ‘Gamer’ (2011), according to Moscow in written form to let us know that he was again to eat. “Happens a consultation with some of the best dieticians in Moscow to an optimal menu for him to develop”, states the communication from the prison service.

Sentsov is coming from Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula that Russia after a conflict with Kiev in 2014 annexed. In may of that year was Sentsov arrested by the Russian federal security service FSB, officially because he was a terror-attack on the Crimea would have planned. Sentsov himself insists that he has food and other food to the Ukrainian soldiers spent during the annexation of the peninsula. In August 2015, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Last year, he was transferred to a Siberian prison, after which he on may 14, decided on a hunger strike. After about two months, had his lawyer warned that the health of Sentsov quickly declined.

In July, four members of the political punk band Pussy Riot, during the finals of the world cup soccer is still the field accrued to the situation of Sentsov under the spotlight.

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