ICC closely monitoring Guinea situation, Prosecutor says

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The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Mrs. Fatou Bensouda says perpetrators of the crimes going on in Guinea will be prosecuted.

Bensouda released a statement calling for calm and restraint on all political actors and their supporters.

“I would like to reiterate my call for calm and restraint to all political actors, and their supporters. I wish to reiterate that anyone who commits, orders, incites, encourages or contributes in any other way to the commission of atrocity crimes falling within the jurisdiction of the ICC is liable to prosecution either in Guinea or at the Court in The Hague”, Bensouda said.

The ICC prosecutor went ahead to affirm that her office is closely following the developments of the situation in Guinea.

She said, “As part of its ongoing preliminary examination, my Office has been closely following developments in the situation in Guinea, including as they relate to the risk of possible violence leading to crimes falling under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or the “Court”).

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