WRITE TO RUSSIAN EMBASSY - FREE SENTSOV AND KOLCHENKO

08.09.15


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Two weeks ago a Russian court sentenced Ukrainian film-maker Oleg Sentsov and co-accused, Olexandr Kolchenko, to 20 and 10 years hard labour on trumped up charges. The sham trial was a throwback to Soviet times.

Both men deny the allegations made against them and say that they were prosecuted for supporting the Maidan movement which overthrew Ukraine’s former President, Viktor Yanukovych, in February 2014.

The court ruling was immediately condemned by western governments and Human Rights groups.

Speaking after the sentencing, the UK’s Minister for Europe David Lidington described the verdict as “disproportionate and politically motivated” and added that “judicial decisions must be free from interference and comply with the rule of law. I am concerned that this is not currently the case in Russia”.

Amnesty International called it "a blatant injustice after a patently unfair trial".

We are urging everyone to write to the Russian Embassy in London (utilizing all of the email and social media addresses below) demanding the immediate release of these two innocent political prisoners. 

Please also copy in your local MP’s and local press to further raise awareness about the plight of Sentsov and Kolchenko.


EMBASSY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Embassy:
6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QP

Residence of the Ambassador:
13 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QX

Consular Section:
5 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QS

Telephone Embassy: +44 (0) 20 7229 6412 
Fax Embassy: +44 (0) 20 7727 8625

Twitter: www.twitter.com/russianembassy

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Russian-Embassy-in-London/279167575450403

E-Mail:

info@rusemb.org.uk - Consular queries

citizenship@rusemb.org.uk - Citizenship and adopted children queries

notariat@rusemb.org.uk - Notary queries

passport@rusemb.org.uk - Passport queries

visa@rusemb.org.uk - Visa queries

press@rusemb.org.uk - Press and culture queries

science@rusemb.org.uk - Scientific queries

economy@rusemb.org.uk - Economy queries

bilateralrelations@rusemb.org.uk - Russia-UK relations queries

foreignpolicy@rusemb.org.uk - Foreign policy queries

agriculture@rusemb.org.uk - Agriculture queries



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