The International Criminal Court says it has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes because of his alleged involvement in abductions of children from Ukraine
Via AP news wire 10 minutes ago
The International Criminal Court said Friday it has issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes because of his alleged involvement in abductions of children from Ukraine.
The court said in a statement that Putin “is allegedly responsible for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population (children) and that of unlawful transfer of population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation.”
It also issued a warrant Friday 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 ICC said that its pre-trial chamber found there were “reasonable grounds to believe that each suspect bears responsibility for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population and that of unlawful transfer of population from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation, in prejudice of Ukrainian children.”
On Thursday, a U.N.-backed inquiry cited Russian attacks against civilians in Ukraine, including systematic torture and killing in occupied regions, among potential issues that amount to war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity.
The sweeping investigation 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.
But on Friday, the ICC put the face of Putin on the child abduction allegations.
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And then there’s the UN
“…Putin ‘is allegedly responsible for the war crime of unlawful deportation of population (children) and that of unlawful transfer of population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation.”’
Putler is guilty of more than just that. He is guilty of all crimes committed, being committed, or that will be committed in Ukraine.
Anyway, this is big news. For the first time, putler is on the same level as every other wanted criminal on this planet. It’s a severe blow to mafia land. And, it’s long overdue.
I’m really glad the International Criminal Court did this. When Americans say it’s a border war or not in our interest, I say FUCK YOU – how is systematically abducting children a border war? How is it not in every single human being’s interest to stop this?
Wow! Didn’t see that one coming. This would mean Putler can only visit shitholes from now on. But why why aren’t Shoigu and Kadyrov in the list???!
The US haven’t ratified the Rome Statute either, but I don’t see Putler visiting the US any time soon. 🤣
They didn’t ratify it because of me. 😇