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Ukraine filmmaker in possible Russia prisoner swap: Reports


MOSCOW: Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, serving a 20-year jail sentence in Russia, has been moved to Moscow ahead of a possible prisoner swap, Russian news agencies reported Thursday.Sentsov, who lived in Crimea and opposed its annexation by Moscow, was convicted in 2015 for plotting and carrying out attacks in a controversial case.He is Ukraine’s most famous political prisoner in Russia and was sent to an Arctic penal colony despite a global campaign for his freedom, including by Hollywood stars.Russian news agencies TASS and Interfax cited sources saying that Sentsov, 43, had been transferred to the capital.“He was brought to Moscow …read more

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