Following the issuing of an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin by the Hague-based court, Russia has placed British prosecutor Karim Khan on a “wanted” list.
According to Mediazona, a Russian independent media outlet, Khan's picture and personal information are listed as "wanted on felony charges" on the database of the Interior Ministry.
Russia began criminal proceedings against Khan and three ICC judges in March on the grounds that they had committed "signs of crimes" in accordance with Russian law.
This includes deliberately unlawful detention in the cases of the judges and knowingly accusing an innocent person of a crime in Khan's case.
The latest action comes two months after the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued warrants for Putin and Russia's Children's Rights Commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova, who are thought to be "allegedly responsible" for the war's illegal transfer and deportation.
Khan's photo and personal details were noticeable in the Russian Interior Ministry's database, where he is named as "needed on crime accusations," Politico, a US-based political newspaper owned by Germany, detailed this, referring to Russian independent news source Mediazona, on Friday.
Russia started criminal proceedings against Khan, and three judges at the ICC decided in March that they had carried out "signs of crimes" under Russian regulation.
In Khan's example, this incorporates purposely accusing an innocent person of a crime and, in the judges' cases, deliberately wrongful detention, as Politico detailed.
In March, the Hague-based court said in an explanation that Putin "is allegedly responsible for the war crimes of unlawful deportation of the population (children) and unlawful transfer of the population (children) from occupied areas of Ukraine to the Russian Federation."
It likewise issued a warrant for the arrest of Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, the commissioner for children's rights in the office of the president of the Russian Federation, on similar allegations, as per Al Jazeera.