The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has issued an appeal to Russia to prevent the execution of the death sentence that was handed down by a court sympathetic to Russia in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) to two citizens of the United Kingdom. The death sentence was handed down to the citizens of the United Kingdom by a court that was located in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR).
The European Court of Human Rights issued a statement on Thursday stating that it had agreed to award interim measures in the cases of Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner, urging Russia to maintain “appropriate conditions of their incarceration” and to provide any necessary medical care. The statement also stated that the court had agreed to award interim measures in the cases of Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner. According to the announcement, the court had also decided to provide interim measures in the cases of Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner.
“in the instances of Pinner v. Russia and Ukraine and Aslin v. Russia and Ukraine (application nos. 31217/22 and 31233/22), concerning two British nationals who are members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” said a press release issued by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
Because the two countries had surrendered themselves in to the Russian authorities, they were each given a sentence of death as a punishment.
According to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), “the Court particularly urged the Government of the Russian Federation to guarantee that the death penalty imposed on the applicants was not carried out.” The applicants were facing the possibility of being sentenced to death. Rule 39 of the Rules of Court addresses interim measures, and it was in compliance with this rule that this instruction was granted.
In circumstances where it feels there is a “imminent risk of irreparable harm,” the European Court of Human Rights possesses the jurisdiction to impose interim measures until a final decision can be made. According to the ruling of the court, measures of this kind are only implemented on a “extraordinary basis” when they are absolutely essential.
The European Council on Civil and Political Rights has stated that Russia will maintain its position as a signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights until September 16 of this year. The court has the jurisdiction to hear matters that concern the Russian Federation as a result of the fact that it has members who are originally from Russia.
In addition, the court stated on Thursday that it is “actively studying” the problem of jurisdiction in the so-called DPR (Democratic People’s Republic).
Following the application that Pinner and Aslin had submitted the previous Monday, the decision was reached and communicated to them on Thursday.
The Russian state news agency RIA Novosti announced on June 9 that three individuals were found guilty and condemned to death for their activities as “mercenaries” in favour of Ukraine. Two of the individuals were nationals of the United Kingdom, and the third one was a national of Morocco.
On June 16th, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) handed down its decision regarding temporary measures in the matter of Saadoune.