Ukrainian political prisoner of the Kremlin Oleg Sentsov said the Sakharov prize. At the awarding ceremony in Strasbourg, it was a sister of Ukrainian Natalia Kaplan and read a letter to his brother, reports Hromadske.
“Ladies and gentlemen! I can’t be in this room, but you can hear my words, even if they utter the other. The word is the main tool of the man, and frequently his only, especially when he took away everything else. Words can heal, can hurt, can be saved, and you can kill the command “Fire!”. There are people whose words are a lot. There are people in positions of authority and capabilities, but they use the power of his words in different ways. You can call to humble ourselves and surrender, and Vice versa, the urge to resist and fight, even when there is no chance to survive, and have a chance to sink. But not so important how much you lived, how important. No matter when you die is more important than how and for what. Can be up to 18 years of age to be a simple peasant, and then his words to raise the resistance of the whole country, to accept humiliation and martyrdom, and then to stay and live forever in history under the name of Jeanne. And it is possible to a ripe old age to live a full life bloody ruler, constantly speaking a stream of false words, which supposedly will admire your people, and you will even shake hands with world leaders, not wanting to quarrel with you, but after death your name will be cursed, and the word Bokassa will become common, and it is one. Modernity is often unfair, history is always fair — with time everything always falls into place and called a spade. And someone falls down at a pile of garbage, under the curse of the liberated people, together with fragments of monuments to himself, and someone who had previously persecuted and despised by almost all, on the contrary, after death, occupies a worthy place in world history, and his name begins to be called streets, ships, prizes. For example, like this. Andrei Sakharov is definitely the man to look up to, and become even somewhere a little next to him is a too great honor for me: he has set a high standard of learning and talent, intelligence and good breeding, dignity and humanity. But I hope I will have time to do something in order to feel that I deserve this award. Thank you.”
— the letter of Oleg Sentsov
Natalia said that thanks to the actions of her brother on the Russian repression began all over the world. The ceremony also invited the lawyer of the Ukrainian political prisoner Dmitry Dinze.
Recall, 25 August 2015, the Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in a strict regime colony. He was accused in Russia of preparing to commit terrorist acts in Simferopol, Sevastopol and Yalta. May 14, 2018 Sentsov announced an indefinite hunger strike. The only condition for her termination was the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners who are on the territory of the Russian Federation.
The Ukrainian Director was starving for 145 days. 5 Oct Sentsov announced that it would stop the hunger strike. According to the lawyer of the political prisoner, he had no choice, because in a Russian hospital threatened to start force-feeding and “make it a vegetable.”
In September, Ukraine forward Oleg Sentsov for the Nobel peace prize because he is the personification of non-violent resistance to Russian occupation. Also earlier, Nobel laureate Lech Walesa invited to nominate Sentsov for the Nobel peace prize. And scandalous music the band has created a controversial video in support of Ukrainian Director.
At the end of August under the Russian Embassy in Kiev held mass action in support of imprisoned Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov. The mother of the political prisoner appealed to the leadership of the Russian Federation with the request for pardon of her son, but the Kremlin did not heed to her requests and said that a pardon must write directly to the prisoner himself. Oleg Sentsov from such a “generous offer” refused. Also a petition for pardon to the Russian President sent the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.