Ukrainian Director Sentenced to 20 Years in Labor Camp in Show Trial

August 25, 2015 7:55 PM

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Ukrainian Director Sentenced to 20 Years in Labor Camp in Show Trial

A Russian court has sentenced a Ukrainian film director to 20 years in a labor camp, bringing what some say is an exceptionally harsh close to the latest in a new run of what are widely considered political show-trials for those who oppose Vladimir Putin’s rule.

Oleg Sentsov, 39, with his co-defendant, Alexander Kolchenko, were convicted of plotting terrorist attacks against Russian organizations in Crimea following the region's seizure by Russian troops in the spring of 2014. Sentsov has denied the charges, which Amnesty International and other rights orga...

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