Danske Filminstruktører støtter ukrainsk filmskaber

På opfordring fra FERA, vores europæiske paraplyorganisation, har Danske Filminstruktører sendt denne støtteerklæring ud til Udenrigsministeriet, den russiske ambassade samt udenrigsordførerne fra samtlige partier i Folketinget.

Don’t Let Oleg Die!

Today Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov is on day 18 of an indefinite hunger strike which his lawyer Dimitri Dinze reports he full plans to follow through to the death should his demands not be met.

Oleg Sentsov, who was involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and who opposed the annexation of Crimea by Russia, was arrested by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in his house in Simferopol on 10 May 2014 and brought to Moscow where he was detained and awaiting trial for over a year.

Although the key witness had retracted his testimony as given “under duress”, the trial, based on the accusation of Oleg Sentsov having committed “crimes of a terrorist nature”, was continued and at the end of what Amnesty International described as “an unfair trial in a military court”, Oleg Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in prison. In late November 2015 the Russian Supreme Court in Moscow confirmed this sentence and Oleg Sentsov was moved to Yakutia, where he has now started his hunger strike.

We are deeply worried so we call on you to make sure that his safety is ensured and that he be released immediately and unconditionally!


Christina Rosendahl, Klaus Kjeldsen, Rasmus Kloster Bro, Birgitte Stærmose, Mette-Ann Schepelern, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen, Anders Refn and Christian Holten Bonke