Two British men sentenced to death

Two British men sentenced to death

Two British men sentenced to death

Two British men sentenced to death

Advertisement
  • Two British warriors who joined the fight against invading soldiers in Ukraine are ‘sentenced to death.’
  • Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin were put through a ‘show trial,’ according to observers.
  • Local officials are accused of ‘trumping up charges’ against them for propaganda purposes by UK politicians.
Advertisement

According to Russian media, two British warriors who joined the fight against invading soldiers in Ukraine are ‘sentenced to death.’

Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin were put through a ‘show trial,’ according to observers.

In the self-declared People’s Republic of Donetsk’s supreme court, the two were indicted alongside a Moroccan man, Saaudun Brahim.

Read more: Ukraine war to hit foreign direct investment: UN

The international community does not recognize the court, which was established by Moscow-backed insurgents who seized the territory in 2014.

Local officials are accused of ‘trumping up charges’ against them for propaganda purposes by UK politicians, according to footage shown on state television.

Advertisement

In front of television cameras, the three suspects were forced to ‘plead guilty’ to the allegations.

The Foreign Office has criticized the political exploitation of prisoners of war.

They are entitled to combatant immunity and should not be charged for participating in hostilities, according to a spokeswoman.

Mr. Aslin, a 28-year-old Newark resident, is an enlisted soldier of the Ukrainian army who relocated there in 2018.

Read more: Uber to provide emergency meals in Ukraine

Mr. Pinner, a 48-year-old Watford resident, also revealed that he had enlisted in the Ukrainian marines, a status that should provide them both with protection under the Geneva Convention.

Advertisement

However, officials and media backed by the Kremlin have attempted to depict them as mercenaries, claiming they were involved in ‘terrorist actions.’

The three are expected to face a firing squad, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

Another Russian news source, Interfax, reported that the men would be entitled to appeal their sentences.

Read more: Ukraine has filed eight new war crimes cases with the court, says the prosecutor

Earlier in the day, Ukrainian media anticipated that the court might pass a death sentence but commute it to imprisonment.

 

Advertisement

 

Advertisement
Advertisement
Read More News On

Catch all the World News, Breaking News Event and Latest News Updates on The BOL News


Download The BOL News App to get the Daily News Update & Follow us on Google News.


End of Article

Next Story