The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia put on the wanted list the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague (ICC), Karim Ahmad Khan, who issued a warrant for the arrest of Vladimir Putin, Mediazona reports, citing a database of wanted persons.
The orientation of the department indicates that Karim Khan is wanted under a criminal article, but which one is not called.
In April 2023, the Federation Council approved a draft law on criminal liability for facilitating the execution of decisions of international organizations in which Russia does not participate. We are talking, among other things, about the decisions of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, which issued a warrant for the arrest of President Vladimir Putin.
The punishment includes a fine in the amount of 300 thousand to 1 million rubles or imprisonment for up to five years without the right to hold certain positions for the same period. Persons in whose actions there were no signs of crimes related to treason and espionage do not fall under the article.
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 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.
The ICC charges Putin with responsibility for the illegal deportation of children from the occupied territories of Ukraine to Russia. As explained in court, there are “reasonable grounds” to believe that the President of Russia is personally responsible for this. Commissioner for Children’s Rights Maria Lvova-Belova is suspected of similar crimes.
The ICC ruling is valid indefinitely and can apply to anyone, including the head of state. However, the International Criminal Court does not issue judgments in absentia. This means that in order to be tried, the defendant must be physically imprisoned in The Hague. Now Putin cannot travel to countries that have ratified the Rome Statute, and to countries that recognize the jurisdiction of the court (123 states). These are all the countries of Europe, all of South America (including such allies of Russia as Venezuela), Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Brazil, South Africa, the Central African Republic, Nigeria.
“There is a coincidence with the Milosevic trial.” Advisor to the Prosecutor General of the Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on the trial of Putin: