Russian human rights activist Zoya Svetova appealed French President Emmanuel Macron with a request to assist in the release of Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, convicted in Russia, according to human rights organization Crimean Human Rights Group.
In a letter to Macron published in the French newspaper Liberation on February 26, Svetova writes that there have been no terrorist attacks in the Crimea, as well as no monument to Lenin was destroyed, in blasting of which the Russian court accused
On February 26, a global action "26 minutes of solidarity" took place in Kyiv in support of Oleh Sentsov and other prisoners of the Kremlin.
Reference: In August 2015, a court in the Russian Federation found Oleh Sentsov and Oleksandr Kolchenko guilty of allegedly creating a "terrorist organization" in the Crimea, committing two terrorist attacks and plotting another one, as well as in an attempt to acquire explosive devices and illegal storage of weapons.
Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in prison, Kolchenko - to 10 years.
Currently, Oleh Sentsov is in prison No. 8 (Polar Bear) in the town of Labytnangi of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District.