“This disgusting Soviet-era-style show trial is the latest reminder of the depravity of Putin’s regime,” he wrote, including: “They cannot treat British citizens like this and get away with it.”
Under the Geneva Conventions, prisoners of warfare should be handled humanely and be shielded from violence, intimidation, insults and public curiosity, in addition to sheltered and supplied with meals, clothes and medical care.
Denis Krivosheev, an official with Amnesty International, stated that the sentences have been a “blatant violation of international humanitarian law.”
“The three were members of the Ukrainian regular forces,” he stated, “and under the Geneva Conventions, as prisoners of war, they are protected from prosecution for taking part in hostilities.” The solely exception, he stated, is prosecutions on warfare crimes expenses.
According to the BBC, Mr. Aslin moved to Ukraine in 2018 and joined its navy. He is engaged to a Ukrainian lady, the broadcaster stated. Mr. Pinner comes from Bedfordshire, had served in the British Army and married a Ukrainian, the BBC reported.
Mr. Saadoun arrived in Ukraine in 2019, discovered Russian, and signed up for the Ukrainian military a yr in the past, a good friend, Ilya Zub, stated.
“Brahim is not a mercenary,” Mr. Zub stated, including that he had recognized Mr. Saadoun for greater than a yr. “He came to Ukraine in 2019 and decided he wanted to start a new life.”