Moscow. June 4. INTERFAX – the Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov, who was convicted in Russia on may 14 and announced a hunger strike, refused to meet with the “Archbishop” of Simferopol and Crimea Clement, who came to him in the colony of strict regime (Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug).
“Oleg in Labytnangi came Archbishop Clement. Yeah, he does a lot, including for political prisoners-But we agreed that before arriving, I’ll ask Oleg if he wanted this meeting. Still, Oleg is not a supporter of religion, and any. The question is, why were these agreements? In General, Oleg refused,” wrote the sister of Director Natalie Kaplan on his page in Facebook.
“I understand that Clement of good faith. But, people bright good Orthodox, you realize that not everyone shares your worldview, you acknowledge the existence of another point of view or the atheists aren’t people? Or… you know better what you should do, and humans do not need to ask”, she added.
In August 2015 the North Caucasus district military court in Rostov-on-don has sentenced Oleg Sentsov, detained in Crimea in 2014, to 20 years in a penal colony on charges of creation on the Peninsula of the terrorist community.
May 16, O. Sentsov was on a hunger strike to demand the release of all Ukrainians detained in Russia.