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Czech NGO comes out in support of jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who was sentenced to twenty years in jail in a political trial after protesting against Russia’s annexation of Crimea, has been on a hunger strike in a Russian prison for over three months now. Amidst growing international concern for his health, the Czech NGO People in Need has launched a campaign calling for his release. I asked Zuzana Gruberová of People in Need to tell me more.

 
 
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The Turkish Supreme Court this week upheld a six-year prison sentence for two Czechs convicted on charges of terrorism…

 
 
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The Turkish Supreme Court has upheld a six-year verdict imposed on a young Czech couple who were found guilty of…

 
 
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