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Russia Bans Instagram after Shutting down Services of Twitter, Facebook

Fri 11 Mar 2022 | 07:16 PM
Ahmed Moamar

Al Arabiya TV, a Saudi satellite channel, reported in a breaking news story that the Russian authorities had banned Instagram, similar to Twitter and Facebook in Russia.

On the other hand, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karim Khan, has announced that he has issued arrest warrants for three people accused of alleged war crimes during the 2008 military conflict between Russia and Georgia over South Ossetia.

A statement issued by Khan said that the suspects wanted for arrest are Mikhail Mairamovich Mendzaev, the then Minister of Internal Affairs of the pro-Moscow separatist region, Gamlet Guchmazov, head of the ministry's detention center, and David Georgievich Sanakoyev, who was the "republic mediator" in the region.

"My request for these arrest warrants focuses in particular on the unlawful detention, ill-treatment and hostage-taking, and the subsequent unlawful transfer of civilians of Georgian origin in the context of the occupation of the Russian Federation," he added.