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European Parliament awards Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov the 2018 Sakharov Prize

13 December 2018
Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director being illegally detained by Russia, is this year’s winner of the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The award ceremony was held in Strasbourg on 12 December. Sentsov was not in Parliament to collect his award in person, as he remains in prison in Russia, serving a 20-year sentence for “plotting acts of terrorism” against the country…