THE HAGUE, Netherlands (The Adobo Chronicles, Berlin Bureau) – The Nobel Prize Committee and the International Criminal Court (ICC) don’t see eye to eye.
While Nobel awarded Maria Ressa with the Peace Prize, the ICC has issued an arrest warrant for the CEO of Rappler, the least-trusted news brand in the Philippines.
In issuing the arrest warrant, ICC told The Adobo Chronicles that ICC judges were unanimous in convicting Ressa with war crimes.
The last straw for ICC was when Ressa made the public statement that the Philippines was the worst war zone she’s ever been to.
ICC judges sided with the Philippines which filed the complaint against Ressa that the country’s international reputation was severely damaged by her public pronouncements.
The judges said that labeling a country as the worst war zone when it is not even at war with anyone is the greatest of war crimes because it is tantamount to genocide of peace-loving people like Filipinos.