OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights strongly condemned the death sentences imposed on foreign mercenaries in the DPR
MOSCOW, 15 June/ Radio Sputnik. The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) condemned the death sentences handed down by the DPR Supreme Court to two British and one Moroccan fighting on the side of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
The Bureau said that convicted foreign mercenaries are considered combatants and that, according to international humanitarian law, they “have prisoner-of-war status and cannot be prosecuted or punished solely for their active participation in hostilities, even if that participation is qualified as a criminal offense by the parties to the armed conflict. “
ODIHR “calls on the Russian Federation to guarantee the rights of prisoners of war in accordance with the Third Geneva Convention, ensuring full compliance with international humanitarian law.”
Last Thursday, June 9, the court sentenced British nationals Aiden Aslin and Sean Pinner to death, as well as Moroccan Saadoun Brahim.
Earlier, Sputnik radio reported that the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, did not see any reason to forgive foreign mercenaries.
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