Honorable  Fatou  Bensouda             ID:  LFG-­‐2017-­‐0001  

 
International  Criminal  Court  
 
Office  of  the  Prosecutor    
 
Post  Office  Box  19519    
 
2500  CM  The  Hague    
 
The  Netherlands  
 
otp.informationdesk@icc-­‐cpi.int  
 
Sent  via:  Electronic  mail  
 
February  5th,  2017  
 
Honorable  Fatou  Bensouda,  
 
  My  name  is  Isaiah  X.  Smith  and  I  am  sending  you  this  letter  out  of  serious  
concern  as  to  the  violence  and  the  riots  that  are  currently  going  on  in  the  United  
States  of  America  and  other  things  in  which  need  to  be  brought  to  your  attention.  I  
urge  you  to  read  this  letter  and  to  analyze  the  details  listed  in  this  letter  and  to  take  
all  appropriate  and  necessary  actions  as  to  making  sure  that  international  law  is  
upheld.    
 
The  current  President  of  the  Untied  States  of  America  is  the  Honorable  Donald  J.  
Trump.  As  you  may  already  know,  their  has  been  a  countless  number  of  riots,  
disorder  and  violence  that  has  spread  across  the  United  States  due  to  President  
Donald  J.  Trump  being  inaugurated  as  the  45th  President  of  the  United  States  of  
America.1      
 
  Since  the  inauguration2  of  Donald  J.  Trump  as  the  President  of  the  United  
States  of  America,  there  have  been  a  countless  number  of  riots  that  have  spread  
across  the  United  States  of  America.3    Many  Americans  feel  cheated  and  as  if  voter  
fraud  has  occurred  as  to  the  reason  Donald  J.  Trump  won  the  election  against  Hillary  
Clinton.  Regardless  as  to  whether  or  not  that  is  true,  their  has  been  a  countless  
number  of  election  violence  and  there  is  currently  violence  and  rioting  that  is  
                                                                                                               
1  Donald  J.  Trump  assumed  office  on  January  20th,  2017.  
2  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/11/09/anti-­‐trump-­‐protests-­‐erupt-­‐

new-­‐york-­‐chicago/93570584/  
3  https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2670621/donald-­‐trump-­‐inauguration-­‐protests-­‐

spread-­‐across-­‐the-­‐us-­‐as-­‐dramatic-­‐photos-­‐show-­‐demonstrators-­‐clash-­‐with-­‐riot-­‐
police/  

  1  
ongoing  in  the  United  States  due  to  Donald  J.  Trump  being  elected  as  the  45th  
President  of  the  Untied  States  of  America.    
  As  you  may  already  know,  your  office  has  opened  probes  into  election  
violence  in  foreign  countries,  such  as  Kenya.4  To  my  knowledge  your  office  has  not  
investigated  or  analyzed  violence  that  has  occurred  inside  of  the  Untied  States  of  
America.  Even  though  the  United  States  is  not  a  party  of  the  Rome  Statute,  the  
United  States  of  America  and  it’s  government  has  to  be  in  compliance  with  
international  law  and  is  not  immune  from  being  in  compliance  with  the  law.    
 
  As  a  citizen  of  the  United  States  of  America,  it  is  very  scary  and  even  
concerning  that  homes,  stores,  and  vehicles  are  being  burned  and  destroyed.  5  A  lot  
of  Americans  even  feel  as  if  Donald  J.  Trump  has  been  and  is  deliberately  and  
intentionally  igniting  the  fire.6  Individuals  are  absolutely  angry  as  to  the  election  
results  and  many  Americans  want  our  government  to  be  progressive  as  how  the  
Obama  Administration  has  been.  Many  Americans  want  the  government  of  the  
Untied  States  of  America  to  continue  to  support  members  of  the  LGBT  community,  
ethnic  minorities,  and  to  not  fund  or  fuel  discrimination  against  minorities  in  which  
they  have  done  so  in  the  past.  Even  the  past  Secretary  of  State,  the  Honorable  John  
Kerry,  has  been  apologetic  as  to  the  way  in  which  the  government  of  the  Untied  
States  of  America  has  treated  members  of  the  lesbian,  gay,  bisexual  and  transgender  
community.  7  
 
This  is  one  of  the  first  times  of  my  life  that  I  am  extremely  concerned  and  
worried  as  to  living  in  the  United  States,  being  a  citizen  of  the  United  States  and  even  
in  regards  and  pertaining  to  the  way  in  which  the  Donald  J.  Trump  Administration  
will  operate  and  the  things  in  which  the  new  administration  supports.  For  instance,  
agents  and  officials  employed  and  contracted  with  intelligence  agencies  of  the  
United  States  of  America  have  in  the  past  tortured  individuals  that  were  suspected  
as  to  committing  terrorism.  8    In  fact  a  United  States  government  memo  as  to  their  
torture  program  was  released  to  members  of  the  general  public.  9  It  has  been  known  
the  new  Trump  Administration  is  seeking  to  bring  back  torture10  while  the  past  
Obama  administration  had  ordered  torture  to  stop.  11  Torture  is  unacceptable  and  

                                                                                                               
4  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-­‐africa-­‐11996652  
5  https://www.rt.com/usa/374415-­‐trump-­‐windows-­‐smashed-­‐pepper-­‐spray/  
6  https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000004269364/trump-­‐and-­‐

violence.html  
7  http://time.com/4629048/john-­‐kerry-­‐apology-­‐lgbt-­‐discrimination/  
8  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/04/cia-­‐doctors-­‐torture-­‐

suspected-­‐terrorists-­‐9-­‐11  
9  https://file.wikileaks.org/file/us-­‐olc-­‐cia-­‐bradbury-­‐torture-­‐05-­‐30-­‐2005.pdf  
10  http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/25/politics/donald-­‐trump-­‐waterboarding-­‐

torture/  
11  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/obama-­‐orders-­‐cia-­‐to-­‐

stop-­‐torturing-­‐terror-­‐suspects-­‐1513428.html  

  2  
as  a  human  I  believe  that  type  of  illegal  conduct  has  to  stop  and  cannot  be  accepted  
by  fellow  citizens  or  by  the  international  community.    
 
Currently  as  you  may  already  know,  the  Trump  Administration  issued  an  
executive  order  in  which  he  has  attempted  to  ban  individuals  from  entering  the  
country  on  the  basis  as  to  their  religion  and  their  ethnic  origin.  12  For  instance,  in  his  
executive  order,  President  Donald  J.  Trump  has  banned  citizens  from  Iran,  Iraq,  
Syria,  Yemen,  Sudan  and  Libya  from  entering  the  United  States.  He  has  however  
stated  that  now  the  United  States  will  prioritize  accepting  Christian  refugees  into  
the  country.  13  The  so-­‐called  travel  ban  on  refugees  has  caused  total  chaos  in  
airports  across  the  United  States.  14  There  was  an  attempt  by  the  Trump  
Administration  to  forcibly  transfer  many  non-­‐refugees,  refugees  and  their  families  
out  of  the  United  States  on  the  basis  as  to  their  religion  and  their  ethnic  origin  back  
to  other  countries  even  when  their  immigration  statuses  were  and  are  legal.  15  
However  a  federal  Judge  has  issued  a  nationwide  temporary  restraining  order16  on  
the  Trump  Administration  in  which  is  preventing  the  new  administration  from  
enacting  the  travel  ban  and  a  federal  appeals  court  has  even  denied  the  Trump  
Administration  has  even  upheld  the  lower  federal  court’s  decision.  17  
 
In  conclusion,  I  am  extremely  concerned  and  worried  as  to  all  of  the  violence  
that  has  been  occurring  in  the  United  States  of  America  due  to  Donald  J.  Trump  
being  elected  as  the  45th  President  of  the  United  States  of  America.  Further  as  an  
American  and  most  importantly  as  a  human,  I  am  extremely  concerned  and  worried  
as  to  the  direction  in  which  the  United  States  is  headed,  the  newly  started  torture  
program  that  the  Trump  Administration  supports,  the  forcible  transfer  of  
individuals  on  the  basis  as  to  their  ethnic  origin  and  religion  and  the  election  
violence  that  is  currently  taking  place  throughout  the  United  States  of  America.    
 
  I  hope  that  you  and  your  office  will  publically  condemn  the  violence  that  is  
currently  occurring  and  has  occurred  in  the  Untied  States  of  America  due  to  Donald  
J.  Trump  being  elected  as  the  current  President  of  the  United  States  of  America.  
Further  it  is  of  my  hope  that  you  will  publically  condemn  the  torture  program  that  
the  Trump  Administration  supports  because  as  you  my  already  know,  torture  
violates  international  law  and  cannot  be  tolerated  by  any  country  or  by  any  political  
                                                                                                               
12  https://www.theguardian.com/us-­‐news/live/2017/jan/28/world-­‐digests-­‐

donald-­‐trumps-­‐order-­‐to-­‐ban-­‐refugees-­‐from-­‐muslim-­‐countries  
13  http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/27/politics/trump-­‐christian-­‐refugees/  
14  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-­‐usa-­‐trump-­‐immigration-­‐chaos-­‐

idUSKBN15C0LD  
15  http://www.businessinsider.com/emotional-­‐reactions-­‐detained-­‐travelers-­‐trump-­‐

refugee-­‐ban-­‐released-­‐airports-­‐2017-­‐1  
16  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/02/03/report-­‐federal-­‐judge-­‐

refuses-­‐block-­‐trump-­‐immigration-­‐ban/97466178/  
17  http://time.com/4660543/donald-­‐trump-­‐travel-­‐immigration-­‐ban-­‐muslim-­‐ninth-­‐

circuit/  

  3  
figure.    I  hope  that  you  are  aware  that  the  past  torture  programs  in  which  officials  
employed  by  and  contracted  by,  through  and  with  the  United  States  of  America  were  
involved  in  have  occurred  in  countries  that  are  a  part  of  the  Rome  Statute,  such  as  
countries  in  the  European  Continent  in  which  are  members  of  the  Rome  Statute.  18  
Regardless  as  to  whether  or  not  torture  is  occurring  in  a  country  that  is  a  party  of  
the  Rome  Statute,  all  countries  must  be  in  compliance  with  international  law.  All  
lives  matter  as  with  respect  as  to  this  issue.  19  
 
 
 
 
Respectfully,  
 
Isaiah  X.  Smith  
 
Isaiah  Smith  Campaign  
 
P.O  Box  163411  
 
Fort  Worth,  Texas,  76161  
 
www.isaiahxsmith.com  
     
 

                                                                                                               
18  http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?language=en&type=IM-­‐

PRESS&reference=20070209IPR02947  
19  Myself  stating  that  “all  lives  matter”  in  this  letter  is  not  in  any  way  contradicting  

the  black  lives  movement  in  the  United  States  of  America.  That  is  because  the  black  
lives  movement  does  have  and  does  raise  legitimate  political  and  social  concerns  
over  the  way  in  which  black  individuals  are  treated  by  local,  state  and  federal  
government  officials  on  the  basis  as  to  their  skin  color  inside  of  the  United  States.    

  4