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Family of British man facing the death penalty in Donbas call for his release

reuters.com · 06/11/2022 08:10
Family of British man facing the death penalty in Donbas call for his release

- The family of British man Shaun Pinner who has been sentenced to death by a court by Russian proxy authorities in Donbas have spoken of their devastation at the news and requested he is exchanged or released.

"Firstly, our whole family is devastated and saddened at the outcome of the illegal show trial by the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic," the family said in a statement.

"Shaun should be accorded all the rights of a prisoner of war according to the Geneva Convention and including full independent legal representation. We sincerely hope that all parties will co-operate urgently to ensure the safe release or exchange of Shaun."





(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; editing by Jason Neely)

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