The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes.
According to the Arab media, the court’s position is that the Russian president is allegedly involved in the kidnapping of children from Ukraine.
The court said in a statement that Russian President Putin is allegedly responsible for the war crimes of the illegal transfer of population (children) from the occupied territories of Ukraine to the Russian Federation.
The court also issued a warrant on Friday for the arrest of Maria Alekseevna Lova-Belova, Russia’s commissioner for children’s rights.
The ICC said that its Pre-Trial Chamber found that there were reasonable grounds to believe that the accused, in prejudice of the Ukrainian children, had unlawfully deported them, and illegally transported the population from the occupied territories of Ukraine to Russia. are responsible for war crimes of transfer.
“There are reasonable grounds to believe that Putin has personally, directly, jointly with others and/or through others (and) civilian and military subordinates” committed the abduction of children, the court statement said. Who did these actions.
have accepted criminal responsibility for failing to properly control them.”
The UN-backed inquiry cited Russian attacks against civilians in Ukraine, including systematic torture and killings in occupied territories, as potentially war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Extensive investigations also revealed crimes against Ukrainians on Russian soil, including Ukrainian children who were prevented from reuniting with their families, and a “filtration” system aimed at detaining Ukrainian citizens. I was separated for taking, torture and inhumane detention conditions.
However, there is also the possibility of a possible trial of any Russian citizen at the ICC, although Moscow recognizes the court’s jurisdiction but does not extradite any of its citizens.
Ukraine is also not a member of the court, but has granted the ICC jurisdiction over its territory, and ICC prosecutor Karim Khan has visited Ukraine four times since launching the investigation a year ago.
On the other hand, Russia has rejected the charges while condemning the warrants of the ICC. It has been said that this is a provocative move. Russia is not a member country of the ICC and has no authority.
While US President Joe Biden has welcomed this decision of the International Criminal Court.