Quote of the day 18th March 2023

"Children can't be treated as the spoils of war, they can't be deported".

"This type of crime doesn't need one to be a lawyer, one needs to be human being to know how egregious it is."

International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Karim Khan explaining the decision yesterday of the court to issue arrest warrants against Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Children's Commissioner Maria Lvova-Belova, on charges of the forced deportaion of Ukrainian children to Russia.

Even if Vladimir Putin is never forced to stand trial - which is sadly likely although you never know what changes the future may bring - this arrest warrant is justice, because Putin himself has flagrantly abused international legal channels such as Interpol to try to arrest his opponents and critics such as Bill Browder on flagrantly trumped-up charges for which it was patently obvious that there was no evidence.

There is far more evidence to support the charges which the ICC has brought against Putin and Belova than there has been in all the cases put together that Putin's regime has brought against opponents such as Browder.


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