Oleg Gennadyevich Sentsov
Oleg Sentsov in 2019
|Alma mater||Kyiv National Economic University|
He is known for his 2011 movie Gamer.
After the Russian annexation of Crimea, he was arrested in Crimea in May 2014 and sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment by a Russian court in August 2015 on charges of plotting terrorism acts. This was controversial and many believed his arrest was politically motivated.
On 7 September 2019 he was released in a prisoner swap.
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- Kramer, Andrew E. (25 October 2018). "Rights Prize Goes to Oleg Sentsov, a Russian Prisoner, in a Rebuke to Putin". The New York Times.
- Ukrainian Filmmaker Remains Behind Bars Despite Growing Support, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (June 26, 2014)
- Walker, Shaun (25 August 2015). "Russian court jails Ukrainian film-maker for 20 years over terror offences". theguardian.com.
- Lapin, Denis; Pavlova, Olga; Britton, Bianca; Dean, Sarah. "Film director Oleg Sentsov and MH17 suspect among those freed in Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap". CNN. Retrieved 2019-09-07.