FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda waits for the start of the trial against former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands. The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she has had her U.S. visa revoked, in the first implementation of an American crackdown on the global tribunal. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

International court prosecutors says US has revoked her visa

April 05, 2019 - 5:22 am

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says her U.S. visa has been revoked, in the first evidence of a crackdown on the global tribunal by the Trump administration.

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda's office said in a written statement Friday that U.S authorities revoked her entry visa.

The statement added that the move shouldn't have an impact on Bensouda's travel to the U.S. for meetings, including regular briefings at the U.N. Security Council.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last month that Washington would revoke or deny visas to ICC staff seeking to investigate alleged war crimes and abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere.

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