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Russia adds ICC prosecutor to wanted list

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Russia’s Ministry of Inside Affairs added Worldwide Felony Court docket (ICC) prosecutor Karim Khan to their needed record, in keeping with a Friday report from Mediazona, an impartial Russian information outlet. Khan’s addition to the needed record follows Khan’s visit to Ukraine and the ICC’s issuance of an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The ICC warrant for Putin is in connection to the pressured deportation of Ukrainian youngsters.

Three days after the ICC issued an arrest warrant for Putin, the Russian Investigative Committee announced their very own investigation into Khan and the ICC by way of Telegram. The Investigative Committee acknowledged that Khan’s prosecution of Putin was “clearly unlawful” as a result of Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons of 1973, which the Investigative Committee described as offering heads of state with “absolute immunity” from the jurisdiction of overseas states. The US, Russia and the UK–the place Khan is a citizen–are all events to the conference.

The Investigative Committee acknowledged that Khan and the judges of the ICC violated Article 301 part 2 of the Russian Criminal Code, which makes unlawful “knowingly unlawful detention,” and Article 360, which criminalizes “assaults on individuals or establishments having fun with worldwide safety.”

Khan, together with a number of ICC judges linked to the case, are all listed as defendants within the Russian prosecution.

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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