This news has been received from: CNN

All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.

mail: [NewsMag]

(CNN)Pro-Russian investigators in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) on Friday said they have charged another two British citizens with being "mercenaries," according to the Donetsk News Agency.

"An investigation is now underway against British mercenaries Dylan Healy and Andrew Hill.
They are charged under the same articles as the three previously convicted mercenaries. An investigation is under way and charges have been brought," the agency reported quoting an unnamed DPR official.The DPR is a pro-Russian region in the east of Ukraine that is not recognized internationally.
    The UK Foreign Office condemned the "exploitation" of prisoners for political purposes and said it has raised the issue with the Russian government.
      "We are in constant contact with the Government of Ukraine on their cases and are fully supportive of Ukraine in its efforts to get them released," a spokesperson added.Read MoreOn June 9, Britons Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner, along with Moroccan national Brahim Saadoune, were sentenced to death after they were found guilty of being "mercenaries" for Ukraine by a court in DPR, Russian state media reported at the time.Captured American fighters purportedly held by Russian-backed separatists in DonetskDPR officials said the men were foreign fighters who had been apprehended by Russian forces in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol in April. The Russian state news agency, RIA Novosti, said Pinner, Aslin and Saadoune will be shot by firing squad and that they have until July 9 to lodge an appeal.
        Acting on her client's behalf, Pinner's lawyer, Yulia Tserkovnikova, said on Friday that she will appeal for clemency and leniency on humanitarian grounds to stop the execution. But Tserkovnikova said she will not challenge the guilty verdict decided by the court."We will appeal to humanity, as the guilt of my client has been proven by the court in full. To say that the complaint will be based on any evidence of innocence, it is not necessary," the Donetsk News Agency quoted Tserkovnikova as saying.On Thursday the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg granted "interim measures" to Pinner and Aslin, calling on the Russian Federation to ensure the death penalty is not carried out.
          Interim measures are granted in relation to court proceedings when there is an "imminent risk of irrepairable harm," according to the ECHR. The Kremlin's spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, said the Russian Federation no longer complies with the instructions of the ECHR, and suggested the court make direct contact with the DPR.

          News Source: CNN

          Tags: the russian federation an investigation contact according british citizens russian backed russian state by the court the russian will appeal

          Search For Person In Water Along Morrissey Boulevard In Dorchester Underway (DEVELOPING)

          Next News:

          Louisiana Supreme Court rejects appeal in abortion case, letting state ban take effect

          The ruling was celebrated by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, a defendant in the case, who promised in a tweet to "continue fighting to end this legal circus."

          \u201cThe LA Supreme Court has denied June Medical\u2019s writ. Abortion remains illegal in Louisiana. I\u2019m pleased with the Court\u2019s decision and will continue fighting to end this legal circus. #lagov #lalege\u201d — AG Jeff Landry (@AG Jeff Landry) 1660326561

          Louisiana's abortion "trigger law" took a tumultuous journey through state courts before going into effect. The law does not provide an exception for rape or incest but does include exceptions for medical emergencies threatening the life of the mother.

          After the U.S. Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion rights in June, Louisiana abortion clinics sued to continue their operations, arguing the law was vague and violates the state constitution.

          A New Orleans judge blocked the law from taking effect on June 17, but it went back into effect on July 8 when a different judge transferred the case to Baton Rouge.

          Then on July 21, state Judge Donald Johnson blocked enforcement of the abortion ban while the case played out in court. However, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry appealed Johnson's ruling eight days later, winning in appeals court and putting the law back into effect.

          Now, the abortion clinics have had their appeal rejected by the Louisiana Supreme Court, permitting the law to remain in effect.

          Other News

          • I Think We Know Who: CNN Correspondent Offers Theory on Identity of Mar-a-Lago Warrant Leaker
          • What is the espionage act?
          • 2 Men Threatened To Kill People Over Very Different Dog Leashing Issues In Central PA: Police
          • Opinion: Brooklyn judicial nominees are setting the standard in New York
          • BREAKING NEWS: Serena Williams is given a blockbuster draw against US Open champion and British teen sensation Emma Raducanu in first round of Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati... as 23-time Grand Slam champion edges ever closer to retirement
          • Amy DeGise Hit-Run Case Transferred To Essex Prosecutor, Heading To Special Remand Court
          • Crime and Public Safety | Man, youth charged with murdering Oakland Uber driver during attempted carjacking
          • Trump besieged on all sides: An FBI raid, a New York tax probe, a Georgia grand jury on stolen elections and his CFO in court for tax fraud
          • Europe facing nuclear catastrophe worse than Chernobyl as rockets ‘land just 10 metres from Ukrainian nuke plant’
          • How Salman Rushdie Became a Massive Target for Assassination
          • Three Brits face to face DEATH PENALTY in secret sham trial as disgraceful Russia accuses them of being ‘mercenaries’
          • Russia threatens to sabotage European nuclear power plants
          • Former Charlestown High School Student Charged With Firing Shots During Graduation
          • Travel | Travel Troubleshooter: British Airways cancels flight and then refuses refund
          • Top Russian Official Threatens Nuclear Plant ‘Incidents’ Beyond Ukraine
          • Roo-krainian protestor attacks the Russian embassy as the furious animal tries to push through the fortified gate
          • Chris Eubank Jr wants to have his dad in corner for Conor Benn fight but reveals British boxing icon has ‘gone missing’
          • Ukraine prepares for counteroffensive before Russia formalizes annexations
          • These Youth Climate Activists Are Taking Europe to Court