Timbuktu

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  • ICC Judges To Decide Whether The Destroyer Of Timbuktu Can Stand Trial
  • The Trial Of The Man Who Destroyed Timbuktu Starts At The ICC

#2 – Destroyer Of Timbuktu Is Jailed

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi admitted to leading rebel forces who destroyed historic mausoleums at the world heritage site in Mali in 2012. Judges of the International Criminal Court found he had shown "remorse and empathy" for the crime. Read More >> Source: BBC

  • The Trial Of The Man Who Destroyed Timbuktu Starts At The ICC
  • ICC Judges To Decide Whether The Destroyer Of Timbuktu Can Stand Trial

#4 – International Criminal Court Makes A Landmark Decision

This week, the ICC prosecuted a former al-Qaeda insurgent, Ahmad al-Mahdi, for destroying nine ancient tombs in Mali. For the first time, the concept of war criminality has been extended from killing people to trying to wipe out their cultural heritage. Read More >> Source: The Guardian

  • ICC Judges To Decide Whether The Destroyer Of Timbuktu Can Stand Trial

#2 – Mali Rebel Apologises For Destroying Timbuktu Shrines

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi said he was "really sorry" for his actions and asked for forgiveness. It is also the first time a suspected Islamist militant has stood trial at the ICC and the first time a suspect has pleaded guilty. Read More >> Source: BBC

  • ICC Judges To Decide Whether The Destroyer Of Timbuktu Can Stand Trial

#4 – The Trial Of The Man Who Destroyed Timbuktu

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi is the first jihadist to appear before the International Criminal Court and the first person in its dock facing war crimes charges for allegedly ordering an attack on a historic monument. Read More>> Source: Al Jazeera

  • ICC Judges To Decide Whether The Destroyer Of Timbuktu Can Stand Trial

#7 ICC Judges To Decide Whether The Destroyer Of Timbuktu Can Stand Trial

A Malian man has attended a hearing at the International Criminal Court to assess if evidence against him is strong enough to merit making him stand trial for his involvement in destroying historic sites in Timbuktu. Read More >> Source: Al Jazeera

  • The Trial Of The Man Who Destroyed Timbuktu Starts At The ICC

#7 The Trial Of The Man Who Destroyed Timbuktu Starts At The ICC

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi will be the first jihadist to appear before the International Criminal Court and the first person in its dock facing war crimes charges for allegedly ordering an attack on a historic monument. Read More » Source: eNCA

  • Timbuktu, Mali

Timbuktu

Timbuktu Travel Tourism The mystical city of Timbuktu: most people have heard this strange name, yet few could actually place it on a map. Timbuktu is one of the northernmost cities in Mali, sitting on the edge of the Sahara desert. Once rumored to be a city of gold, [...]

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Crisis in Mali: Pieces of World Heritage Lost

The Guardian reported on Monday that Islamist rebels fleeing the north set fire to a library in Mali. Some of the manuscripts lost dated back to the 13th century. “Of course, human casualties are a tragedy,” a colleague said. But there is just something about irreplaceable ancient artifacts being destroyed [...]

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