Thursday, November 27, 2014

Martial law courts in Donetsk

The breakaway Donetsk authorities are instituting military courts.  According to this RAPSI report, authorities have announced that
. . . military field courts will be hearing cases of insubordination, murder, treason, espionage, sabotage, intentional destruction of property, looting, plunder, robbery, theft and damage to military property as well as desertion.
The military field courts will include five judges and two assessors from military personnel with no direct interest in the case. The military tribunal will consist of three judges. The head of the republic’s Council of Ministers will have the authority to appoint the chairs of the military field courts from among the personnel. The military field courts will be hearing crimes committed by servicemen ranked up to squadron commander while the military tribunal will prosecute martial leaders from battalion chiefs and higher.
Editor's Note: Global Military Justice Reform does not have a foreign policy. 

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