The so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”) has instituted the death penalty.

“OHCHR is concerned that ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ has instituted the death penalty,” the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said in a report.

“OHCHR is aware of two cases where a ‘court’ of ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ imposed the death penalty, however these ‘sentences’ have not been executed as of the date of this report. They nevertheless remain a concern, as other executions were carried out by the armed groups during the earlier years of the conflict,” reads the report.