Three foreign fighters sentenced to death in Donetsk

from Marco Bruna

The Supreme Court of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic shoots two Britons and a Moroccan, accused of having participated in the conflict as mercenaries in the war in Ukraine

There Supreme Court of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic sentenced to deathin the first instance, three men who fought with the foreign legion in Ukraine: they are the British Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin and the Moroccan Saadoun Brahim, accused of having participated in the conflict as mercenaries of the Ukrainian armed formations. The news was reported by the Russian news agency Tax. According to the laws of the People’s Republic, i condemned will be shot.

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Aiden Aslin, 28, originally from Nottinghamshire, and Shaun Pinner, 48, of Bedfordshire, were captured by British forces.Army last April and imprisoned in Donetsk, in a strategic area in the east of the country that has partly fallen under Russian control.

The families of the two former British soldiers denounce the trial as a show conducted in violation of the Geneva Convention on prisoners of war, writes the Guardian. Former Tory minister Robert Jenrick accuses the Russian authorities of having exploited his capture in a completely shameful way and outraged international law. But he still hopes that in the near future they may be the subject of a prisoner swap.

The Russian agency Tax announces that men can appeal within one month.

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