Putin can be arrested in 123 countries, warrant issued in these sections, Russia told toilet paper2 min read
According to information given on the ICC website, the court has issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Putin has also been found guilty of illegal transfer of children from the occupied territories of Ukraine to Russia.
A warrant has also been issued against Maria Lvova-Belova, Russia’s presidential commissioner for children’s rights.
moscow, The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant against the most powerful man in Europe and Russia. According to the information given on the ICC website, the court issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin. The court alleges that he is responsible for war crimes. Along with this, Putin has also been convicted of illegal transfer of children from the occupied territories of Ukraine to Russia.
The Hague-based ICC said it has also issued a warrant against Russia’s presidential commissioner for children’s rights, Maria Lvova-Belova, on similar charges. The court’s arrest warrant was based on forensic evidence, investigation and statements of both. The ICC said the judges found there were reasonable grounds to doubt Putin’s criminal responsibility and accepted the application for the warrant. However, ICC President Piotr Hoffmannsky said the effectiveness of the warrant depended on international cooperation.
Let us tell you that if Putin sets foot in any of the more than 120 member countries of the court, he can be arrested. However, there is little hope that Putin can be arrested by any country. Significantly, the ICC initially considered keeping the arrest warrants secret but decided to make them public in order to prevent further crimes from happening. The warrant against Putin has been issued under Articles 8(2)(a)(vii) and 8(2)(b)(viii) of the Rome Statute.
Russia told toilet paper
Within minutes of the announcement, the warrant was quickly quashed by Kremlin officials. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said any court decision was invalid and void, and former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev compared the warrant to toilet paper. He wrote on Twitter with the toilet paper emoji, “Need to tell where this paper should be used”.
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Tags: icc, Russia, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 18, 2023, 21:29 IST