Russia indicts ICC prosecutor, judge for issuing arrest warrant against Putin

Russia's federal investigators have indicted the International Criminal Court prosecutor and judge involved in issuing an arrest warrant for President Vladimir Putin.

The ICC issued arrest warrants in March for Putin and another Russian official for alleged war crimes. The court accused them of illegally deporting children to Russia from occupied areas of Ukraine.

In response, Russia's Investigative Committee announced that it had opened a criminal case against ICC prosecutor Karim Khan and three judges, including Akane Tomoko and Rosario Salvatore Aitala.

On Sunday, the committee said it had charged Khan and Aitala in absentia, calling their actions unlawful.

The committee also said that Khan and Aitala had been put on a list of wanted persons, and that the other two judges were still under investigation.