Former US President Donald Trump’s administration has imposed sanctions on two officials of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for approving Israel’s war crimes investigation into Palestinians.
The administration of the new US President Joe Biden on Friday lifted the unwelcome ban imposed on the court. News from Arab News and BBC.
This makes it easier for the ICC to investigate the brutality of the Israeli military. The United States is not on the list of 120 member states of the ICC.
The Trump administration imposed sanctions on Fatou Bensouda, the chief lawyer of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the Netherlands, and Fakiso Machochoko, the court’s chief justice.
Fatou Bensouda sought permission from the Israeli military to investigate crimes such as brutal torture, kidnappings, killings and forcible occupation of Palestinians.
Fakiso Machochoko, the court’s chief justice, accepted the request and allowed the investigation.
That’s why the Trump administration, known as Israel’s patron, imposed sanctions on the two ICC officials.
The two ICC officials were first banned from entering the United States in March 2019. Sixteen months later, the Trump administration ordered the confiscation of their assets in the United States.
Finally, on April 2, Joe Biden lifted the ban imposed on two ICC officials.
India has condemned security forces’ use of force in protests against Myanmar’s junta. The country’s foreign ministry said in a statement that all forms of anarchy in the country must be eliminated immediately. Democracy must be established in the interest of ordinary citizens.
The junta government was also urged to release the detained leaders. Meanwhile, China has expressed concern over the ongoing conflict in Myanmar. The country has also called on all parties to work together to resolve the ongoing problems. Meanwhile, anti-military protests continue in the country.
The United Nations has expressed concern that at least 43 children have been killed by security forces since a military coup in Myanmar. The junta government has ordered the closure of internet services in the country. The common people of the country have called for guerrilla war in protest of all this.
Last Thursday, Myanmar’s military government instructed Internet service providers to shut down wireless internet in the country. The international news agency AFP published this information in one of their reports.
According to the report, only fiber lines will be available in the country from Friday. And all types of internet lines were instructed to be shut down. Internet connections have been cut off in the country in several phases since taking power. The number of internet users through fiber line is very negligible.
At least 500 civilians have been killed in anti-junta protests since the junta began in February.
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