Russia Declares International Criminal Court’s President Piotr Hofmanski Wanted

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The Russian Interior Ministry has placed the president of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Piotr Hofmanski, to its wanted list for undisclosed reasons.

The President of the International Criminal Court Piotr Hofmanski has been declared wanted under a criminal article, according to the Russian Interior Ministry’s data base:

Piotr Jozef Hofmanski is a Pole. “Required under an article of the Russian Federation’s Criminal Code,” said a notification posted to the Russian interior ministry’s database.

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According to the report, the ministry did not divulge the specifics of the claims against Hofmanski. The Hague-based court issued an arrest warrant for Putin in March on the war crime charge of unlawfully deporting Ukrainian minors.

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On identical grounds, the ICC issued a warrant against Russia’s presidential commissioner for children’s rights, Maria Lvova-Belova.

Russia had previously issued arrest orders for ICC prosecutor Karim Khan as well as numerous judges.

Russia, which does not recognize the International Criminal Court, maintains that the warrant against Putin is “void.”

The ministry added ICC judges Tomoko Akane and Rosario Salvatore Aitala, as well as ICC Prosecutor Karim Khan, earlier this year, after they issued arrest warrants in March for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia’s children’s commissioner, Maria Lvova-Belova, for being responsible for the deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia since Moscow launched its invasion, which is a war crime under international law.Russia responded by filing criminal charges against ICC officials.

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