Contents tagged with Brahim Saadoun

  • European Court of Human Rights tells Russia to halt execution of captured Moroccan fighter in Ukraine

    The European Court of Human Rights ordered Russia to stop the execution of Brahim Saadoun, a Moroccan national who was captured in April and was handed a death sentence last week in a court in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic.

    Saadoun, 21, and two British citizens, Aiden Aslin, 28, and Shaun Pinner, 48, were accused of working as foreign mercenaries. All three had officially enlisted in the Ukrainian armed forces.

    The European court made the intervention after a representative for …