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ICC Prosecutor Defends War Crimes Probe of Afghanistan’s Taliban

ICC Prosecutor Defends War Crimes Probe of Afghanistan’s Taliban

From: Algemeiner

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Thursday denied bowing to political pressure when he decided to focus an Afghan war crimes investigation on alleged crimes by the Taliban and Islamic State Khorasan rather than by US or former Afghan government troops.

Prosecutor Karim Khan, who took office in June, said he had to consider his budget as well as whether prosecutions could lead to a conviction and the gravity of the crimes alleged.

“I am not making a decision based on any timidity,” Khan told journalists during the court’s annual gathering of member states.

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