Art against injustice: Johnny Depp supports imprisoned Sentsov
Entertainment11:09 Nov. 17, 2016
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Johnny Depp supports imprisoned Sentsov

"Imprisoned for Art" photo project denounces unjust incarceration of Ukrainian filmmaker and other global activist-artists

Johnny Depp is photographed for a mugshot with a police board that reads: Yakutsk, Russia, 20 years. In such a way, the Hollywood movie star collaborated with the Voice Project and paid tribute to Ukrainian artist, Oleh Sentsov, who is now being held in a prison camp in Russia.

Oleh Sentsov, the Ukrainian filmmaker, was sentenced to 20 years of a prison term by a Russian military court in Rostov-on-Don. The artist was suspected in plotting of terrorist acts in annexed Crimea.

Read more: Russia refuses to extradite Ukrainian film director

Among other stars who joined "Imprisoned for Art" are Peter Gabriel, Pussy Riot singer, Nadya Tolokonnikova and a rock star, Tom Morello. They teamed up to raise awareness for other artists from worldwide who had been limited in their human right of the freedom of expression.

Read more Polish activists to rally in support of Crimean political prisoners

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T-shirts and other merchandise with the images of Johnny Depp and other celebrities will be sold to raise funds, which will be used to support artist-activists.

Read more: Ukrainian filmmaker Sentsov marks his 40th birthday in Russian prison

The campaign, the Voice Project, is a global initiative that aims to raise awareness and provide support to the artists who are now serving prison terms for exercising their right to freedom of expression.

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