Members of the European Parliament have urged to the International Criminal Court in the Hague to consider the decision of issuing warrant for the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko.
It is to be noted that, the report, which is adopted by the European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, added that, Belarus is responsible for the damage that has been caused to Ukraine and mainly for the crimes committed on its territory. Moreover, the regime of Lukashenko is also condemned for the illegal deportation of Ukrainian children.
The MPs has made a call on the European Union institutions and member states to take the international steps to ensure the prosecution of Belarusian political and military leaders responsible for the crimes against humanity and genocide.
Considerably, the press statement released by the European Parliament made a call for the International Criminal Court to consider issuing an arrest warrant for Lukashenko, as the court has already issued arrest warrants for the President of Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin and the Russian Commissioner for Children’s Rights Maria Lvova-Belova.
The report also condemned the ongoing repression as well as systematic human rights violations committed by Lukashenko’s regime against its own people and calls for the release of some 1,500 political prisoners, including lawyers, trade unionists, journalists and human rights defenders.
In addition to this, it also denounced Belarus’s role as Russia’s accomplice in the aggressive war against Ukraine and called on the EU not to recognize any agreements between Lukashenko’s regime and the Russian Federation. The report is planned to be submitted to the European Parliament for approval in September.