Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov
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Russia has denied Ukraine in the extradition of Director Oleg Sentsov, who was convicted for preparing a terrorist act. This was announced by the Deputy Minister of justice of Ukraine on European integration Sergei Petukhov
“Russia refused the transfer of Oleg Sentsov,” wrote cocks in your Facebook and attached to his post, a photocopy of an official message from the Ministry of justice of Russia from October 7, which is signed by the Deputy Director of the Department of international law and cooperation Valery Lisak.
The paper States that “Sentsov acquired Russian citizenship” in accordance with the law “About acceptance to the Russian Federation the Republic of Crimea”. “Due to the fact that Sentsov is a Russian citizen, the transfer to Ukraine of the convicted person in accordance with the Convention on the transfer of sentenced persons of 1983 is impossible”, — the document says.
Sentsov was convicted by the North Caucasus district military court in Rostov-na-Donu on August 25, 2015. He was convicted of preparing to commit bombings and arson in Simferopol and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in a strict regime colony.
Ukraine has repeatedly stated that Sentsov should be transferred to Kiev, pointing out that he is a citizen of this country.
11 April 2016 on the site of the Plenipotentiary of Russia for human rights has reported that Sentsov really is a Ukrainian citizen. And though the Director within the statutory one-month period is not stated on the refusal of the Russian citizenship, the Ombudsman insisted that Sentsov “remains a citizen of Ukraine”.
Sentsov in 2011 he directed the film “Gamer”, which participated in several film festivals.