Foreigners whom Marchenko tried to exchange for her husband were sentenced to death in the “DPR”

Foreigners whom Marchenko tried to exchange for her husband were sentenced to death in the “DPR”

The so-called “court” in occupied Donetsk sentenced three foreigners who fought for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, to the death penalty. The “verdict” in the “DPR”, which is unrecognized by anyone except Russia, was passed by the “collegium of the Appellate Chamber of the Supreme Court” against British citizens Sean Pinner and Aiden Eslin, as well as Saadoun Brahim, the subject of the Kingdom of Morocco.

Video from the “court” Russian media published on Thursday evening. The “judge” noted that foreigners have 30 days to appeal the “verdict”, they can also ask for a “pardon” (obviously, from the so-called “head of the DPR” Denis Pushilin).

“If they are pardoned, the sentence can be commuted to 25 years in prison,” Boris Rozhin, “expert at the Center for Military-Political Journalism,” wrote on Telegram. that the solution is “difficult, rather difficult”. Foreigners were found guilty of “mercenarism”, as well as “committing actions aimed at seizing power and overthrowing the constitutional order of the DPR.”

Oleksandr Nikulin is a former Ukrainian judge, before the occupation he worked in the Donetsk Administrative Court of Appeal. In 2019, he was appointed “Judge of the Supreme Court of the DPR”.

 In the “DNR” foreigners were sentenced to death, whom Marchenko tried to exchange for her husband

“Judge” Alexander Nikulin. Photo: t.me/SolovievLive

On April 16, TV presenter Oksana Marchenko recorded a video message to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a request to exchange Sean Pinner and Aiden Eslin for her husband Viktor Medvedchuk. Medvedchuk was detained by the SBU on April 12. Around the same time, it became known that Sean Pinner and Aiden Eslin, who fought as part of the units of the 36th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Mariupol, decided to surrender, since they no longer had food and ammunition.

To Aiden Eslin, 28, fought in Syria against the Islamic State in 2015 on the side of the Kurdish YPG. He began serving in the 36th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2018 and was going to marry a resident of Nikolaev, an English teacher at the training center of the Ukrainian Navy. Sean Pinner is 48 years old. Moroccan citizen Brahim Saadoun is 21 years old. He came to Ukraine in 2019, tried to study at the Polytechnic University, and in 2021 signed a three-year contract with the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Foreigners whom Marchenko tried to exchange for her husband were sentenced to death in the “DPR”

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