Briton faces death penalty in Russia for helping Ukrainian family to safety

A BRIT stopped at a Russian checkpoint while trying to get a Ukrainian family to safety, and faces the death penalty on “false” charges, it said.

Aid worker Dylan Healy, 22, is accused of being a terrorist and a mercenary.

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Aid worker Dylan Healy, 22, is accused of being a terrorist and a mercenaryCredit: East2West

He was detained near Zaporizhzhya on April 25, along with British helper Paul Urey, 45. They are in court.

A humanitarian aid agency insists that photos were posted online showing witness statements and documents proving he was on a charity mission.

Dominic Byrne of The Presidium Network, which assists Dylan, said: “He was not involved in any military or mercenary activity.

“These are false accusations.

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“There’s no evidence for that at all.”

Mr Byrne said Dylan’s family was now “very concerned”.

Goons of the Russian-backed Donetsk People’s Republic blocked pleas from the Red Cross to check on the two men.

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