Family of British man facing the death penalty in Donbas call for his release

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LONDON (Reuters) – The family of British man Shaun Pinner who has been sentenced to death by a court by Russian proxy authorities in Donbas have spoken of their devastation at the news and requested he is exchanged or released. Two Britons, Pinner and Aiden Aslin, were convicted of mercenary activities by a court on Thursday in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, which is not recognised internationally. Pinner’s family said the proceedings were an “illegal show- trial” and said he needed access to independent legal advice. “Firstly, our whole family is devastated and saddened at the…

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