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Britons condemned in Donetsk holding out for intervention

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The lawyer defending one of two Britons sentenced to death in a Russian-backed breakaway territory of Ukraine said on Friday that they had not yet submitted an appeal because they seemed to be holding out for intervention from London. A court in the self-proclaimed breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in eastern Ukraine, which is armed and financed by Russia, found Britons Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner and Moroccan Brahim Saadoun guilty on June 9 of “mercenary activities” and attempting to “overthrow the constitutional order of the DPR”. Russia’s TASS news agency on Thursday quoted Pinner’…

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