Thursday, January 26, 2023

Wartime military offenses tried in civilian court

But penalties are going up. President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed legislation to that effect, according to this Meduza report. Excerpt:

Under the new legislation, judges will no longer be allowed to give reduced sentences to service members convicted of disobeying a commander, failure to comply with orders, threatening or using violence against a commander, desertion, or unauthorized abandonment. The law also increases minimum sentences for misdemeanor offenses such as consuming alcohol while serving in the military.

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