The Ukrainian prisoner’s sentence was increased to life in the Russian Federation

The Ukrainian prisoner’s sentence was increased to life in the Russian Federation

The Russian 1st Appellate Court of General Jurisdiction toughened the sentence of Ukrainian military serviceman Denis Rashple and sentenced him to life imprisonment. This was reported by the press service of the court, Mediazona drew attention to the verdict.

The court in occupied Donetsk handed down the verdict to the 25-year-old driver of the 36th separate brigade of the Marines of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. The Supreme Court under the control of Russia, the so-called “DNR”, sentenced him to 22 years in a strict regime colony on charges of murder of several people motivated by political, ideological, racial, national or religious hatred, as well as attempted murder.

The indictment is based on the statement that from February 28 to April 9, 2022, during the siege of Mariupol by Russia, “following the criminal orders of the commanders, shot 25 citizens with a machine gun”, of which 16 people were allegedly killed and nine survived . It was claimed that, after being captured, Rasplya wrote a confession.

Ukraine does not recognize the jurisdiction of Russian courts in the Donetsk region and protests against the trials of its captured servicemen, calling them a violation of the Third Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners. In total, Russian-controlled courts in non-transparent trials convicted dozens of Ukrainian soldiers on charges of murdering residents of Ukrainian regions during the war.



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