The Secretary General asked for pardon Oleg Sentsov

In the Council of Europe reported that they had applied and waiting for confirmation from the Russian diplomatic service.

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland has submitted a formal request to Russian President Vladimir Putin to pardon a Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov, who is serving a sentence in a Russian prison and starving for more than 40 days, informs the Internet edition with reference to .

It is noted that Jagland as the head of the COE is entitled to do under the European Convention on human rights.

“The document was sent, waiting for official confirmation through diplomatic channels of Russia”, – said the press service of the Council of Europe.

20 Jun Jagland visited Moscow and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and the Russian Ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova.

Previously, thorbjørn Jagland declared that “with pleasure will petition” pardon Sentsov. In his opinion, Sentsov should be released on humanitarian grounds.Earlier in the Russian cultural figures published an appeal to Putin asking him to pardon Sentsov.