Russia Adds International Criminal Court President Hofmanski to Wanted List – News18

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Last Updated: September 25, 2023, 16:47 IST

An exterior view of the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Netherlands, March 31, 2021.(Reuters File Photo)

Russia puts ICC president Hofmanski Piotr Jozef, seeking Putin’s arrest, on its wanted list under the Criminal Code, causing international controversy

Russia said Monday it had placed Piotr Hofmanski, the president of the International Criminal Court, which is seeking the arrest of President Vladimir Putin, on its wanted list.

“Hofmanski Piotr Jozef, Polish. Wanted under an article of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation,” said a notice in the Russian interior ministry database.

The ministry did not provide details of the allegations against Hofmanski.

In March the Hague-based court announced an arrest warrant for Putin on the war crime accusation of unlawfully deporting Ukrainian children.

The ICC also issued a warrant against Maria Lvova-Belova, Russia’s presidential commissioner for children’s rights, on similar charges.

Russia has earlier issued arrest warrants for ICC prosecutor Karim Khan and several judges.

Russia, which is not a member of the ICC, insists the warrant against Putin is “void”.

In September, the ICC opened a field office in Ukraine, as part of efforts to hold Russian forces accountable for Moscow’s offensive in the Western-backed country.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – AFP)

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