Venezuela welcomes the election of a new ICC Prosecutor and expresses its desire to consolidate a global, independent and fair judicial body

The Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza Monserrat, expressed on behalf of Venezuela the desire for a successful management to the new Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karin Khan, and expressed the desire for the world judicial body to consolidate an independent and fair management.

“We welcome the election of Karin Khan as the next Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. We hope that your exercise will be successful, always hand in hand with the principles of international criminal law and that your leadership contributes to consolidating an independent and fair ICC, ”wrote the senior Venezuelan diplomat on his account @jaarreaza.

The British criminalist was elected to replace the outgoing African director Fatou Bensouda, who should have left office after having denounced threats for investigating US and Israeli war crimes, HispanTV reported.

Khan, 50, who currently heads a team to elucidate the crimes of the terrorist group Daesh, will have to take on the open investigations at the ICC for US war crimes in Afghanistan and those of Israel in the conflict. 2014 Palestinian in Gaza.

In addition, Venezuela has requested before the ICC the investigation and conviction of the intellectual and material authors of the so-called “sanctions”, which with criminal unilateral coercive measures have caused significant damage to the lives of Venezuelans. / JML

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