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Sakharov Prize 2018: Oleg Sentsov and the struggle of political prisoners in Russia

Event date: 20/11/2019

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The 2018 winner of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought has been released from prison after spending more than 5 years behind bars. He was sentenced in 2015 by a Russian court to 20 years in prison for “plotting terrorist acts”. His trial was described as unfair by international organisations.