September 2, 2020

US slaps sanctions on war crimes court prosecutor

Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday slapped sanctions on the top prosecutor of the International Criminal Court — a move that The Hague-based tribunal called a “serious” attack against the rule of law.The economic sanctions against Fatou Bensouda and another senior ICC official, Phakiso Mochochoko, after earlier visa bans on Bensouda and others failed to head off the court’s war crimes probe into US military personnel in Afghanistan.”Today we take the next step, because the ICC continues to target Americans, sadly,” Pompeo said.The ICC quickly fired back.”These c…


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