Russia issues 'search warrant' for ICC president

Russia issues ‘search warrant’ for ICC president

Russian authorities have issued a search warrant for Pole Piotr Hofmanskithe, President of the International Criminal Court without specifying the reason.

“The Pole is wanted in connection with a criminal investigation,” the Interior Ministry said in its database of wanted persons, according to the state agencies Tass and Ria Novosti.

On March 20, Moscow had already opened a criminal investigation against the ICC prosecutor, Karim Khan, and three judges of the international body, three days after its arrest warrant targeting Vladimir Putin for the illegal “deportation” of children in Ukraine.

Although Russia is not a member of the ICC, the Russian president is therefore hampered in his international travel by this threat of arrest. He had to give up going to a summit in South Africa last August.

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