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Germany's Scholz says ICC warrant for Putin shows 'nobody is above the law'

The Jerusalem Post 18/3/2023 By REUTERS

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomed on Saturday a decision by the International Criminal Court's (ICC) decision to issue an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying it showed that "nobody is above the law."

The ICC on Friday called for Putin's arrest on suspicion of unlawful deportation of children and unlawful transfer of people from Ukraine to Russia since Moscow launched its invasion of its neighbor last year.

"The International Criminal Court is the right institution to investigate war crimes ... The fact is that nobody is above the law and that's what's becoming clear right now," Scholz said at a joint news conference in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

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