Us human rights organization criticizes US sanctions against ICC officials

The US based Human Rights Watch said in a statement that the US announcement of sanctions against senior officials of the international criminal court showed its “extreme indifference” to the victims of the world’s most serious crimes. “Prosecutors seek justice for the most serious crimes in the world, but the U.S. government has imposed improper sanctions on them, which are usually targeted at so-called criminals and drug lords. This shows once again the failure of the United States to punish torture,” Richard Dick, head of international justice of the agency, said on the 3rd, the Financial Times reported < / P > < p > it is reported that the US sanctions against senior officials of the International Criminal Court have been condemned by the international community. The International Criminal Court on the 2nd criticized the US government’s decision to impose sanctions on two senior officials of the agency, calling the latest sanctions “unprecedented” and a “serious attack” on the rule of law. French Foreign Minister Jean Yves ledrian condemned the US decision to sanction the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on the 3rd, calling the move a “serious attack” on the global institution. Le derrion urged the United States to “withdraw” the relevant sanctions decision. On March 3, EU high representative for foreign and security policy Pauli said in a statement that the US announcement of sanctions against two staff members of the International Criminal Court is an unacceptable and unprecedented act intended to hinder the court’s investigation and judicial process. On the 2nd local time, US Secretary of state Pompeo announced at a state Department press conference that the US side would impose sanctions on fatu Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and fakiso Mochochoko, head of the Department of jurisdiction, complementarity and cooperation. Pompeo said that the US State Department has imposed visa restrictions on individuals involved in the investigation of US personnel, and individuals and entities that continue to provide material support to the sanctioned will also face the risk of sanctions. Bensouda previously applied to the judge of the International Criminal Court to investigate the suspected war crimes committed by the warring parties in the war in Afghanistan, including the war crimes committed by the US military in Afghanistan. Bensouda believes that there is sufficient evidence to show that the US personnel abused the detainees and violated their personal dignity in Afghanistan from 2003 to 2004. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hua Chunying said on the 3rd that the whole world has seen it very clearly that it is the United States that has put its national strength above international law. What the United States has done in international law perfectly shows what is hypocrisy, what is hegemony, and what is double standard.