Two Britons and a Moroccan were sentenced to death in Russian-occupied territories, in a trial breaching international law
Two Britons and a Moroccan man captured by Russian forces in Ukraine have been sentenced to death, BBC reports citing the Russian-owned news agency RIA Novosti.
Aiden Aslin, 28, from Nottinghamshire, Shaun Pinner, 48, from Bedfordshire, and a third man, Moroccan national Saaudun Brahim, appeared in a court in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic. The court is not internationally recognized.
They are reportedly charged with being mercenaries. But the British men’s families say they were in Ukraine’s military.
Both British men are serving members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and the UK has made clear they are prisoners of war entitled to immunity and should not face prosecution for taking part in hostilities.
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