US Revokes ICC Prosecutor’s Visa

By Ikenga Chronicles April 10, 2019

US Revokes ICC Prosecutor’s Visa

United States of America authorities have revoked the visa of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court(ICC), Fatou Bensouda.

This came weeks after the Donald Trump administration announced it was barring entry into the U.S. to ICC investigators who may be investigating alleged war crimes by the U.S. military in Afghanistan.

Bensouda asked ICC Judges to authorize an investigation into possible U.S. war crimes in Afghanistan in 2017. 

A 2016 ICC report accused the U.S. military of torturing at least 61 prisoners in Afghanistan and accused the CIA of subjecting at least 27 prisoners to torture, including rape, at a number of CIA prison sites.