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Ukraine: Russia-backed Separatists lift the death penalty moratorium | Russia-Ukraine War News

The movement by self-appointed officials of Donetsk’s “People’s Republic” comes when three foreign fighters are waiting for their fate.

Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine have lifted the death penalty moratorium, according to the Russian state news agency. RIA Novosti.

Friday’s move by self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) officials took place when three foreign prisoners were waiting for their fate at the “State Capitol.” Judgment He died a month ago in a ruling that was not justified by the international community.

Two British and Moroccan men who fought for Ukraine in the war were accused by Moscow of being “mercenaries.” Britons Aiden Aslin and Sean Pinner, and Morocco’s Brahim Sadun, have been guilty of violating four provisions of the DPR Code, including “taking power” and “training to engage in terrorist activities.” Was charged with.

“Given the need to protect the sovereignty, territorial integrity and interests of the People’s Republic of Donetsk in the current military and political situation, the bill proposes to invalidate Part 9 of Article 202 of the Criminal Code.” Elena Shishikina, chairman of the People’s Council on Criminal and Administrative Law, said on Friday.

Donetsk Withdrawal area East Ukraine since 2014 – and the center of tension between Russia and Ukraine.

Russia cast support behind the separatists of Donetsk and Luhansk after annexing Crimea eight years ago.

DPR “Supreme Court” Judgment Three foreign fighters captured while fighting for Russian and Ukrainian troops.

Death sentence increased call To release the prisoners.

“They are prisoners of war,” Amnesty International’s Ukrainian Director Oksana Pokarchuk told Al Jazeera, “it is very important that those in prisoner of war are not killed.”

“POWs must receive adequate medical assistance and his or her basic needs must be covered. This is the basis of international humanitarian law, which is very clearly mentioned in the Geneva Convention. It is a requirement. “

A spokesman for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the British government was “deeply concerned” about the death sentence and would work to ensure the release of British citizens.

DPR and its authorities are not endorsed by Ukraine and most other foreign governments.But russia Recognized the independence of DPR and the People’s Republic of Luhansk (LPR) February 22, two days before the war began.



https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/7/8/separatist-run-donetsk-lifts-suspension-on-the-death-sentences Ukraine: Russia-backed Separatists lift the death penalty moratorium | Russia-Ukraine War News

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