Brahim Saadoune released through Saudi Arabia

After months of captivity, Brahim Saadoun was released, thanks to mediation by Saudi Arabia. The announcement was made this September 21, first, by our colleagues “The Desk”. According to international media sources, it is the Crown Prince, Mohammed Ben Salmann, who obtained the release of the young Moroccan in addition to nine prisoners of war subject to a death sentence by the authorities of the self-proclaimed republic of Donetsk. The list includes British, Swedish, Croatian and other nationalities. 

After being released, the freed prisoners arrived, this Tuesday, in Saudi Arabia. Their arrival was filmed and broadcast on local media, including “Al Arabiya”. Brahim Saadoune was among the released captives in a photo showing him getting off the plane and greeting a person who came to welcome them. The British newspaper Dailymail reported that the released prisoners are expected to be returned to their home countries soon.

Born on August 21, 2000, Brahim Saadoun was studying at the Polytechnic Institute in Kiev before being drafted into the Ukrainian Army. Engaged in the war in the Mariupol region against the Russian Army, he was captured by pro-Russian forces who made him a prisoner of war. He was then brought before a court in the self-proclaimed republic of Donetsk, which sentenced him to death. He was accused of being a mercenary in the pay of Ukraine. 

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