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Venice jury demands Ukrainian film director's release

ANI  |  Washington DC, [USA] 

The Venice festival jury chair including Watts, Christoph Waltz, and Del Toro, has pleaded the to free jailed director, Sentsov, who has been on a hunger strike.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, has been on hunger strike since May 14. The jury's request to the government was to not let the die in prison.

A Russian military court sentenced the in prison on charges of terrorism, which he denied. It is the 120th day of Sentsov's hunger strike.

Following the appeal, European Academy and PEN America requested for Sentsov's release.

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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 23:35 IST