US revokes ICC prosecutor’s entry visa over Afghanistan probe

Washington, The United States has revoked the entry visa of Fatou Bensouda, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in response to her inquiry into possible war crimes by US forces in Afghanistan, her office said.

“We can confirm that the US authorities have revoked the prosecutor’s visa for entry into the US,” Bensouda’s office told Reuters news agency in an email.

It said it understood the move should not affect Bensouda’s travel to the US to meet her United Nations obligations.

The Netherlands-based ICC is not a UN court, but Bensouda travels regularly to brief the UN Security Council on cases referred to The Hague by the UN body.

Source: Jordan News Agency