UN 'concerned' by foreign fighter death sentences in Donetsk

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Published: 2022-06-10 16:24

Last Updated: 2022-08-14 00:43


UN 'concerned' by foreign fighter death sentences in Donetsk
UN 'concerned' by foreign fighter death sentences in Donetsk

The United Nations said Friday it was concerned about the death sentences handed by pro-Moscow separatists to two British and one Moroccan soldier captured by Russian troops while fighting in Ukraine, AFP reported

"The UN Human Rights Office is concerned about the so-called Supreme Court of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic sentencing three servicemen to death," spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani told reporters in Geneva.

"Since 2015, we have observed that the so-called judiciary in these self-proclaimed republics has not complied with essential fair trial guarantees, such as public hearings, independence, impartiality of the courts and the right not to be compelled to testify. Such trials against prisoners of war amount to a war crime."