Saturday, December 17, 2022

Russian trials of absentees and deserters

Meduza, a Russian- and English-language news outlet based in Riga, Latvia, has this report from Mediazona on how Russia is dealing with military absentees. The article cites three cases decided in December in which military courts handed down sentences for AWOL and desertion. Russia recently increased the penalties for desertion and unauthorized absence during periods of mobilization and combat.

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