Appeal to the International Human Rights Organizations: International Federation of Journalists, Reporters Sans Frontieres, Committee Protests Jornalists, Freedom House, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Federation internationale des ligues des Droits de l Homme, Front Line Defenders; well-known government and public figures, journalists, citizens of all countries. Oleg Sentsov began a hunger strike with political demands in a Russian prison on May 14, 2018 and was forced to stop it on October 6, 2018. Since September 14, 2018, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and film director Christophe Ruggia, initiated the action to release O. Sentsov and 70 Ukrainian citizens. The actions resulted in the creation and viewing of films about Sentsov, his struggle in the Russian prison, rallies in the squares of Paris, as well as protest actions near the Embassy of the Russian Federation - Russia in Paris.
February 23, 2019 Today, it’s “fighting the watch” - International, Relay, Political Hunger for the release of Oleg Sentsov, Roman Sushchenko and all Ukrainian Citizens, human rights activist Aman Sagidullaev - the leader of the Democratic Party Alga Karakalpakstan (lives in Norway)! A. Sagidullaev: I spend the Political Hunger in the framework of the Appeal of 19.02. 2018 in solidarity, not only for the release of Ukrainian citizens, but also demanding the release of all political prisoners of Karakalpakstan, who are now in the prisons of Uzbekistan. Currently, our country, the sovereign Parliamentary Republic of Karakalpakstan, is under occupation by Uzbekistan. We, the Democratic Parties of the Republic of Karakalpakstan “Alpamys”, “Azatlyk”, “Halyk Mali”, “Alga Karakalpakstan”, human rights defenders demand our Right to Independence, Freedom of Speech, withdrawal of the occupation forces of Uzbekistan from the territory of the Republic of Karakalpakstan.
February 26, 2019. Today, it “fights” - International, International, Relay, Political Hunger for the release of Oleg Sentsov, Roman Sushchenko and all Ukrainian Citizens Bagdatbai Ismayilov - the leader of the Democratic Party “Alpamys” of the Republic of Karakalpakstan!
B. Ismayilov: We demand the release of Oleg Sentsov and all citizens of Ukraine from Russian prisons. I know how it is to be powerless and to be persecuted by the occupying authorities. I was deprived of work, at home, forced to flee abroad with my 5 children and wife. Now the Uzbek government is trying to remove the State Status of the Republic of Karakalpakstan and the Sovereign Independent Republic of Karakalpakstan, as well as the Crimea, can become part of Uzbekistan. Therefore, I, in solidarity with the struggle for the release of all prisoners of conscience and, in accordance with the Appeal of the organizing committee, participate in the International Action!
At the same time with all of this, the participants of the action held a daily Relay hunger strike. Victoria Smigielski-French public figure and volunteer, Chechen Akhiad Idigov-political figure of the CR-Ichkeria and Kazakh Ramazan Yesergepov- the editor-in-chief of the "Alma-Ata INFO" newspaper, on November 15, 2018, took over the relay of the action of the French public in part of the International, extra national, Relay, Political Hunger strike (Hunger strike) in support of the political demands of the film director Oleg Sentsov. Ramazan Yesergepov went on a hunger strike for 19 days. Victoria Smigielski and Akhyad Idigov, went on a hunger strike for three and five days, respectively, took the relay. The Hunger strike was joined by: Alla Dudayeva - the widow of President Dzhokhar Dudayev; Petr Khlebovich - a famous public figure and journalist from Poland; Salambek Amaev - a public figure from France; Irina Gubernik - a choreographer from Germany; Volodymyr Onishchenko - a film director from Ukraine .... In fact, the Hunger strike was reformatted from the Political Action held for 2 months, opposite the Embassy of the Russian Federation - Russia in France and the International, Relay, Political Hunger strike held from September 7 to October 4, 2018, by the initiative of the International Committee "For the Purity of the Human Rights Movement" with the wide participation of the public in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, France and other countries in solidarity with the demands of Oleg Sentsov. Now the Hunger strike - is the International Political Solidarity of the Civil Society not only for the release of Oleg Sentsov and the citizens of Ukraine, including 24 military sailors of Ukraine illegally arrested by the Kremlin, but also the struggle for the territorial integrity of Ukraine, promotion and adoption of universal Magnitsky Law by the Parliaments of democratic countries, against the imperial power of Russia and other authoritarian countries in fulfilment of the principles of International Law in relation to Kazakhstan, the Baltic States, the Caucasus, Moldova, Tibet, Kurdistan and de-occupation of the territory of the sovereign Chechen Republic of Ichkeria ...
The meaning of holding the mass, one-day relay, extra national, political Hunger strike - this is a struggle for the release of all political prisoners, illegally prosecuted. This is a protest against murder, torture of people in authoritarian countries like the Russian Federation - Russia, Kazakhstan, China ... We also call on citizens who have received political asylum in democratic countries to actively participate, both in the One-Day Relay Political Hunger Campaign, and in carrying out other effective, REAL ACTIONS, in order to achieve full LIBERATION of all the PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE and coercion to strict compliance with the principles of International Law in the world. Organizing Committee of the International, Extra national, Relay, Political Hunger strike. Paris, December 19, 2018.
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