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 Sentsov was probably transferred from Yakutsk to Irkutsk high-security colony, - human rights activist

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Ukrainian director, political prisoner Oleh Sentsov, who, according to the most recently confirmed official information, was in the colony of Yakutsk, could have been transferred to a high-security prison in the city of Irkutsk, Russia.

Human rights activist Zoya Svetova wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"Oleh Sentsov was most likely transferred from Yakutsk to the Irkutsk colony of strict regime. For two days, the press service of Russian penitentiary agency has been refusing to confirm it. This cannot be checked in the Irkutsk region, too. Journalist colleagues, could you please find out if it is true that Oleh was transferred? What colony is that? Rumors say it's IK-19," she said.

Watch more: Pussy Riot held event in support of Ukrainian director Oleh Sentsov. VIDEO

Earlier, Aug. 6, activists of Pussy Riot, a Russian feminist protest punk rock group, unfolded a Free Sentsov banner in the Russian city of Yakutsk in support of Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director and political prisoner jailed in Russia. They were subsequently detained by police.

Sentsov was detained by the Russian FSB Security Service in Russian-occupied Crimea in 2014 together with activist Oleksandr Kolchenko. They were brought to Russia and tried in a trumped-up case on charges of organizing acts of terror and arson on the peninsula. On Aug. 25, 2015, Sentsov and Kolchenko were sentenced to 20 years' and 10 years' imprisonment prison, respectively. On Oct. 21, 2016, Russia refused to extradite the two Ukrainians to Ukraine, claiming they had automatically acquired Russian citizenship after the annexation of Crimea.
 
 
 
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