Simonyan published a letter from the father sentenced to death in the DPR to Putin
The father of Moroccan mercenary Ibrahim Saadoun, who was sentenced to death in the DPR, asked Russian President Putin to help pardon him, calling him a “victim of manipulation.” The Kremlin said they did not see the appeal
The father of a Moroccan sentenced to death in the DPR, Ibrahim Saadoun Taher, contacted the Arabic editorial office of the RT television channel and asked that a letter be sent to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking him to pardon his son. The text of the appeal was published by RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan on Telegram.
Ibragim’s father writes that his son came to Ukraine in 2019 “exclusively to continue studying.” For three years, he traveled to Ukrainian cities “in accordance with the requirements of his educational institution.”
“Because of his youth, he did not have sufficient life experience and did not know how to choose the right social circle for himself <…> In 2021, due to Ibrahim’s young age and lack of life experience, he was fraudulently recruited into the Ukrainian army on a contract basis. At the same time, he did not notify us and did not consult with us, — noted Taher Saadoun.
He noted that his son's environment contributed to the formation of a different personality in him, “fueled by his youthful enthusiasm and youthful rejection of established norms.”
< p> The man assured that Ibrahim “fell in love with Russia since childhood” and even learned Russian, but could not go to study at a Russian university due to financial difficulties.
Ibrahim Saadoun's family did not suspect that he was transferred to the front line when Russia launched a special operation in Ukraine, as they “completely lost contact with him at the end of March”, but were “delighted” to learn that he was captured by the military of the People's Militia DPR.
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Saadoun thanked the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, for allowing him to be present at the meetings of the Court of Appeal, and assured that he believes in the justice of the republic, but stressed that Ibragim is a “victim of manipulation.”
“We we very much hope that you will contribute to the pardon of our son and return a smile and calmness to our family, which believes that Ibrahim got involved in this war completely in vain,— said in an appeal to Putin.
The Kremlin said that they had not yet seen this appeal. “No. Haven't seen it yet»— Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told RBC.
On June 9, the Supreme Court of the Donetsk People's Republic sentenced to death British citizens Sean Pinner and Aiden Aslin, as well as Moroccan Ibrahim Saadoun, accused of participating in hostilities on the side of Ukraine as mercenaries.
They were accused under Part 2 of Art. 34 (commission of crimes by a group of persons), art. 323 (forcible seizure of power or forcible retention of power) and Art. 430 (mercenarism) of the Criminal Code of the DPR.
Pinner, Aslin and Saadoun partially pleaded guilty in court on charges of mercenarism.
British Foreign Minister Liz Truss condemned the sentence of British citizens to death in DPR, calling this court decision fictitious and illegitimate.
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