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FIFA 2018 Kicks Off, While Dozens Remain Behind Bars

As players score the first goals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, European lawmakers are not forgetting the disturbing human rights realities in Russia. Expand Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov gestures from a defendants' box as he attends a court hearing in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, July 21, 2015.  © 2018 Reuters Today in Strasbourg, over 2000 km from Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium, they sent another call to the authorities to free Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, human rights defender Ouyb Titiev and dozens of others who are unjustly behind bars. Their message to Russia’s leadership is clear.…

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