'Trial' in Alchevsk, eastern Ukraine, 25 October - video posted by the Prizrak battalion
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Ukraine rebel jury sentences rapist to death

Residents of Alchevsk in eastern Ukraine have taken part in the city's first "People's Court" organised by separatist rebels, in the trial of two alleged rapists.

The jury's sentence was pronounced by a show of hands, with one of the defendants being sentenced to death while the other was ordered to the front line to "die an honourable death".

Rebel commanders told the BBC the sentences would be carried out in the coming weeks.

This video shows the moment the men's fates were decided.

  • 03 Nov 2014
  • From the section Europe
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