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Thu Apr 14, 2022, 05:12 PM

Opinion: For Putin to face justice, we must join the International Criminal Court [View all]

By Ilhan Omar
Yesterday at 2:14 p.m. EDT


https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=&w=691
The International Criminal Court in The Hague in 2019. (Peter Dejong/AP)

For me personally, it evokes a traumatic past. As an 8-year-old girl in Somalia, I remember watching armed militias go by my family’s window, hearing bombs go off outside our doors and wondering if our house was next.

No child in Ukraine or anywhere in the world should have to witness what I witnessed as a little girl.

Accountability is the key to prevention. If there are no consequences for committing these atrocities, we will find ourselves in the same place in the future. Putin must be charged and held fully accountable for his crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court (ICC). And anyone responsible for this illegal war of aggression must face justice.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/04/13/icc-war-crimes-putin-russia-us-should-join/?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=wp_main&utm_medium=social


( Seems long overdue. )

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