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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:55 PM

US bars entry of International Criminal Court investigators

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Source: Associated Press


Matthew Lee, Ap Diplomatic Writer Updated 11:24 am CDT, Friday, March 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel who try to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, and may do the same with those who seeking action against Israel, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday.

The Hague-based court, the first global tribunal for war crimes, said it would continue to operate "undeterred" by the U.S. action.

Pompeo made good on a threat delivered last September by President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton. The U.S. had already moved against some employees of The Hague-based court, Pompeo said, but he declined to say how many or what cases they may have been investigating.

"We are determined to protect the American and allied military and civilian personnel from living in fear of unjust prosecution for actions taken to defend our great nation," Pompeo said.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/US-to-revoke-visas-for-International-Criminal-13691079.php

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:02 PM

1. Make No Mistake, The Fascists are Here - Thank You GOP!

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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:02 PM

2. The last thing criminals want is officers of the court hanging around.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:04 PM

3. Has the US military investigated these incidents?

Or is this sort of stuff just swept under the rug in the fog of war? I would oppose giving anything to this court if the military has already court marshalled those involved, but if the military or the government is complicit in covering up war crimes, that's a different problem. No one is above the law.

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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:08 PM

4. Locking...

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