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DPR Supreme Court sentences British, Moroccan mercenaries to death

They pleaded guilty to all charges
Shaun Pinner, Saadoun Brahim and Aiden Aslin Vladimir Gerdo/TASS
Shaun Pinner, Saadoun Brahim and Aiden Aslin
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DONETSK, June 9. /TASS/. The Supreme Court of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) on Thursday sentenced to death two British nationals, Shaun Pinner and Aiden Aslin, as well as Moroccan Saadoun Brahim for participating in hostilities on the side of the Ukrainian armed forces in the capacity of mercenaries, a TASS correspondent reports from the courtroom.

In the light of the crimes committed Aiden Aslin, Shaun Pinner and Saadun Brahim are sentenced to death, the verdict reads. The accused pleaded guilty to all charges.

The DPR Supreme court began to consider the cases of the two British citizens and one Moroccan on the merits on June 6.

The DPR Prosecutor General's Office earlier said that the defendants’ testimony confirmed their complicity in crimes as defined in part 2 of article 34 (crimes committed by a group of persons), article 323 (forcible seizure of power or forcible retention of power) and article 430 (mercenarism) of the DPR Criminal Code. The PGO also stressed that the mercenaries might face the death penalty.