Russia puts British ICC prosecutor Karim Khan on ‘wanted list’ over Putin warrant

Russia labels British ICC prosecutor Karim Khan as 'wanted'
Image source: AP Russia puts British ICC prosecutor Karim Khan on ‘wanted list’ on Putin’s warrant

Russia has placed British prosecutor Karim Khan on a “wanted” list after a Hague-based court issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to Mediazona, a Russian independent media outlet, Khan’s photograph and personal information are listed as “wanted on felony charges” on the Interior Ministry’s database.

Russia launched criminal proceedings against Khan and three ICC judges in March on the grounds that they had committed “indications of crime” according to Russian law.

This includes willful illegal detention in the Judges’ cases and willfully accusing an innocent person of a crime in Khan’s case.

The latest action comes two months after the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued warrants for Putin and Russia’s child rights commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova, who are “allegedly responsible” for the war’s illegal transfers and deportations .

Khan’s photograph and personal details were noticeable in the Russian Interior Ministry’s database, where he was designated as “requiring crime charges”. Politico, a US-based political newspaper owned by Germany, reported the Russian Citing independent news source Mediazona, Friday.

Russia launched criminal proceedings against Khan, and three ICC judges decided in March that he had committed “indications of an offence” under Russian regulation.

In Khan’s example, this includes knowingly accusing an innocent person of a crime and knowingly wrongful detention in cases of judges, as Politico detailed.

In March, the Hague-based court said in an explanation that Putin was “allegedly responsible for the war crimes of illegal deportation of the population (children) and illegal transfer of the population (children) from the occupied territories of Ukraine to the Russian Federation.”

The Office of the President of the Russian Federation issued a warrant for the arrest of Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, commissioner for children’s rights, on similar charges, according to Al Jazeera.

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