ICC Afghan probe shifts focus from US war crimes to Taliban

ICC Afghan probe shifts focus from US war crimes to Taliban

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the international criminal court is resuming a probe into war crimes in afghanistan but the investigation will no longer look at allegations of u.s atrocities instead the focus will be exclusively on the taliban and isis k artis kelly morpin picks up the story military personnel and top brass who were involved in the 20 years of u.s operations in afghanistan can now sleep easy because it appears they will not be facing prosecution from the international criminal court the new
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chief prosecutor of the international criminal court has said they won't be looking in to u.s atrocities in afghanistan because of the taliban take over the country and quote limited resources available to the international criminal court i have therefore decided to focus my office's investigations in afghanistan on crimes allegedly committed by the taliban and the islamic state khorasan province and to de-prioritize other aspects of this investigation now this decision to quote de-prioritize as the international
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criminal court is calling it has upset many human rights organizations they feel that washington is essentially being let off the hook the prosecutors telling war criminals around the world that the u.s playbook of delay and intimidation works it also validates one of the core criticisms of the icc that it only takes action against politically weaker individuals or nations while giving western powers a pass by deprioritizing investigating u.s and former afghan national security forces
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the icc prosecutor is shamefully handing him a get out of jail free card now there were plenty of scandals and horrendous incidents over the course of the 20 years of the united states military presence in afghanistan all culminating in the recent chaotic pullout and we also witnessed the incident recently where there was a drone strike that intended to hit isis-k fighters and ended up killing civilians a family ended up dying at the hands of the united states but it appears that incidents like this will not be
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investigated by the international criminal court it's unlikely any individuals involved in such events will face charges in the hague [Music] [Music] now the icc tried to probe u.s activities in afghanistan and in response donald trump slapped sanctions on officials of the icc here's how then secretary of state mike pompeo commented on it at the time
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we cannot we will not stand by as our people are threatened by a kangaroo court we have responded anyway and they the way a responsible nation must by condemning the investigation by suspending cooperation with the court and denying visas to those most directly responsible for going after our personnel now while the international criminal court will be investigating situations in afghanistan they won't be investigating the role of the united states they say they simply don't have the resources to do it they're citing
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the taliban take over the country but many observers are looking on and wondering if this isn't simply due to the fact that the usa has been so harsh and placed sanctions on icc officials who did look into them they are wondering if the new prosecutor simply wants to avoid having his own name on the sanctions list you

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