The United States have foist a sanction on International Criminal Court’s members, including Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.

Sanctions on the international criminal court are on their assets and entrance to the United States.

ICC has condemned the sanctions on Fatou Bensouda, and one of her aids in a retaliation to probe into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.

Mike Pompeo Secretary of the States announced the sanctions on Wednesday, saying “the ICC continues to target Americans.”

Bensouda acquired permission by the court in March to investigate whether war crimes were committed in Afghanistan by the Taliban, Afghan military and US forces.

The sanctioned prosecutor can regularly travel to New York under an agreement between UN and United States to brief the UN Security council on the cases referred to court in Hague.

Richard Dicker, Human Rights Watch international justice director, said it was a stunning distortion of US sanctions.

“The Trump administration has twisted these sanctions to obstruct justice, not only for certain war crimes victims, but for atrocity victims anywhere looking to the International Criminal Court for justice,” he said.

Human Rights Watch, also tweeted:

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  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.