Putin is wanted by the ICC for war crimes committed in Ukraine.3 days ago
The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes due to his alleged involvement in the abductions of children from Ukraine. The court also issued a warrant for the arrest of Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, the Commissioner for Children's Rights in the Office of the President of the Russian Federation, on similar allegations. The court's president, Piotr Hofmanski, said it will be up to the international community to enforce the warrants, as the court has no police force of its own to enforce them. The ICC is doing its part of work as a court of law. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has found that each suspect bears responsibility for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population and the unlawful transfer of population from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation, in prejudice of Ukrainian children.
It also found crimes committed against Ukrainians on Russian territory, including deported Ukrainian children who were prevented from reuniting with their families, a "filtration" system aimed at singling out Ukrainians for detention, and torture and inhumane detention conditions. A possible trial of any Russians at the ICC remains a long way off, as Moscow does not recognize the court's jurisdiction and does not extradite its nationals. However, a U.N.-backed inquiry cited Russian attacks against civilians in Ukraine, including systematic torture and killing in occupied regions, as potential issues that amount to war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity. On Friday, the ICC put the face Putin on the child abduction allegations.
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