Two Britons, a Moroccan, captured while fighting for Ukraine, sentenced to death by Russian proxy court in eastern Ukraine.
Written by News Room on June 10, 2022
Two Britons and a Moroccan, who were captured while fighting for Ukraine, have been sentenced to death by a Russian proxy court in eastern Ukraine.
Russian state media, which disclosed this on Thursday, says Britons; Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner, and Moroccan Brahim Saaudun are accused of being mercenaries.
The court, which is not internationally recognised, is in the pro-Russian so-called Donetsk People’s Republic.
The United Kingdom and Ukraine have condemned the sentences for violating international laws protecting prisoners of war, while the Britons’ families have insisted that they are long-serving members of the Ukrainian military and not mercenaries.