Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): Russia announced today, Monday (September 25) that Pyotr Hofmansky, the head of the International Criminal Court, who is seeking the arrest of Russian President Vladimir Putin, is on the list of wanted persons. Is.
According to Fars, in a notice published on the database of the Ministry of Interior of Russia, it is stated: Pyotr Joseph Hofmansky is wanted under the article of the criminal law of the Russian Federation.
According to AFP, the ministry did not provide details of the charges against the head of the International Criminal Court. In March, this Hague-based court issued a warrant for Putin's arrest in connection with the charge of "illegal and forced transfer of children from Ukraine to Russia." This court has also issued a verdict against the Children's Rights Commissioner of the Russian Presidency on similar charges.
Russia previously issued an arrest warrant for Karim Khan, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and several judges. In September, the International Criminal Court opened a field office in Ukraine as "part of efforts to hold Russian forces responsible for its invasion of Ukraine."
Neither Russia nor Ukraine is a member of the International Criminal Court, but some international law experts have claimed that this ruling could affect Putin's trip outside of Russia. "Maria Zakharova", the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, said in this regard, "Russia is not a member of the Statute of the International Criminal Court and has no obligations under it."