3 More Foreigners Were Sentenced to Death

by Olha Povaliaieva
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
3 More Foreigners Were Sentenced to Death

A court of the terrorist organization of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republic pronounced death sentences for 5 defenders of Ukrainian independence

On August 15, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported that 5 foreigners who fought on the side of Ukraine were sentenced. The absurdity of the situation is reinforced by the fact that people were judged by an illegal court of the unrecognized Donetsk People's Republic for actions in the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Vekoslav Prebeg from Croatia, John Harding, Dylan Hilly and Andrew Hill from the United Kingdom, and Mathias Gustavsson from Sweden suffered from a circus staged by a terrorist organization. The criminals, sitting in the judges' seats, sentenced to death a citizen of Croatia and Sweden, as well as Britain. The defendants, Gustavsson, Prebeg, and Harding, were charged with participating in hostilities as Ukraine mercenaries and training to seize power by force. The "court also sentenced 2 other prisoners". Hill and Hilly were given 7 and eight 8 for their participation in hostilities and the recruitment of mercenaries. 5 of 5 defendants disagree with the verdict and do not accept the reality of the charges.

According to Ukrainian information, Hill was 35 years old and served in the Ukrainian International Defense Legion. The foreigner was wounded when the Russians captured him. Hilly, a 22-year-old volunteer, was captured along with a comrade who later died. Hilly did not fight, he saved people. 55-year-old Harding was captured in Mariupol. The BBC reports that the man has been fighting in Ukraine since 2018. Prebeg was also defended by Mariupol. Nothing is known about Gustavsson. The Swedish Ministry of foreign affairs has only reported that the Russians have taken a man prisoner.

Let us recall that earlier occupiers by terrorist hands sentenced to death 3 more foreign citizens: the British Aiden Aslin and Sean Pinner, the and Moroccan Saadoun Bragim.

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