Russia’s Ministry of Inner Affairs added Worldwide Legal Courtroom (ICC) prosecutor Karim Khan to their needed checklist, based on a Friday report from Mediazona, an unbiased Russian information outlet. Khan’s addition to the needed checklist follows Khan’s visit to Ukraine and the ICC’s issuance of an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The ICC warrant for Putin is in connection to the compelled deportation of Ukrainian youngsters.
Three days after the ICC issued an arrest warrant for Putin, the Russian Investigative Committee announced their very own investigation into Khan and the ICC through Telegram. The Investigative Committee acknowledged that Khan’s prosecution of Putin was “clearly unlawful” because of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes against Internationally Protected Persons of 1973, which the Investigative Committee described as offering heads of state with “absolute immunity” from the jurisdiction of overseas states. The US, Russia and the UK–the place Khan is a citizen–are all events to the conference.
The Investigative Committee acknowledged that Khan and the judges of the ICC violated Article 301 part 2 of the Russian Criminal Code, which makes unlawful “knowingly unlawful detention,” and Article 360, which criminalizes “assaults on individuals or establishments having fun with worldwide safety.”
Khan, together with a number of ICC judges linked to the case, are all listed as defendants within the Russian prosecution.