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Three Brits face to face DEATH PENALTY in secret sham trial as disgraceful Russia accuses them of being ‘mercenaries’

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THREE Brits are facing the death penalty in a secret Russian court after being accused of acting as mercenaries.

John Harding, Andrew Hill and Dylan Healy are charged with being Ukrainian mercenaries and also face terrorism charges in a trial beginning next week.

All three are being held by pro-Russian separatists in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic.

Harding and Hill were both fighting in the Ukrainian armed forces while Healy is an aid worker.

News of their trial was released through the Interfax news agency.

“The court hearing is scheduled for August 15, it will be held behind closed doors,” it quotes a representative of the DPR Supreme Court as saying.

The agency added that according to the legislation of the DPR, if the guilt of the defendants is proved, they face punishment up to and including the death penalty.

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