As reported by Censor.NET, Denisova posted three images of hunger-striking political prisoner on social media late on Thursday. She said that the images were provided by the Russian Human Rights Commissioner Tatiana Moskalkova.
"Oleh Sentsov's pictures have just been submitted by the Russian Federation's commissioner. She was told that Oleh is active, he watches TV, reads books, writes something occasionally. Everyone, I quote, is surprised how he still manages to hang on. His condition is satisfactory. When I asked if I could publish the photos, they told me Oleh was aware that people worried about him, when they asked [Sentsov's] permission to take pictures of him. These are the three pictures I've just received," Denisova said.
Sentsov is serving a sentence in the maximum security labor camp in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. This prison's inmates are serving sentences for commission of grave and especially grave crimes.
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 in 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.
Sentsov’s cousin-sister Natalia Kaplan said March 16, 2018 that her cousin reported on his failing health in a letter. He in particular said that he is losing his hair and has his teeth crumbling into small pieces.
On May 14, 2018, the fillmmaker said he went on an indefinite hunger strike demanding to release all Ukrainian political prisoners held in Russia.