The Investigative Committee of Russia has indicted in absentia the prosecutor and the judge of the International Criminal Court for the decision to arrest “knowingly innocent” Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Children’s Ombudsman Maria Lvova-Belova. This is stated in the press release of the department.
ICC Prosecutor Karim Ahmad Khan and Judge Rosario Salvatore Aitala have been charged.
The prosecutor was charged under the article on bringing a “knowingly innocent” person to criminal responsibility, as well as “preparing to attack” a representative of a foreign state. The actions of the judge are qualified as “knowingly illegal” detention, as well as “preparation for an attack” on a representative of a foreign state.
“Criminal prosecution (against Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova) is obviously illegal, since there are no grounds for criminal prosecution,” the UK said.
Earlier, the Investigative Committee of Russia announced that it had opened a criminal case against the prosecutor and judges of the ICC. According to the department, ICC prosecutor Karim Khan sent a petition to obtain a warrant for the arrest of Russian citizens. Based on this, Judge Tomoko Akane, Rosario Salvatore Aitala and Sergio Gerardo Ugalde Godinez “made illegal decisions to arrest” the president and the children’s ombudsman. On May 19, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia put public prosecutor Karim Ahmad Khan on the wanted list.
On March 17, the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin and children’s rights ombudsman Maria Lvova-Belova. They are charged with responsibility for the illegal deportation of children from the occupied territories of Ukraine to Russia.
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