Mali Fighter Jailed for Destroying Timbuktu Sites
Experts hope that the landmark sentence by the International Criminal Court will send a strong message to safeguard the world's ancient monuments.
Al Jazeera, 27 September 2016
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has sentenced a former Malian fighter to nine years in prison for destroying shrines and historic sites in Timbuktu during Mali's 2012… Read more »
On 30 September 2015, Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi appeared before the single Judge of Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court.
UN News, 22 August 2016
An alleged Malian Islamist accused of destroying historical and religious monuments in the fabled city of Timbuktu pleaded guilty in the first-ever international war crimes trial… Read more »
Deutsche Welle, 20 September 2016
The restoration of Timbuktu's 15th-century Sidi Yahya mosque, destroyed by jihadists in 2012, sends a signal that Mali won't allow its equilibrium to change permanently, a Mali… Read more »
ICC, 24 March 2016
Today, 24 March 2016, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or "Court") confirmed against Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi the war crime charge regarding the… Read more »
Al Jazeera, 1 March 2016
A Malian man has attended a hearing at the International Criminal Court (ICC) to assess if evidence against him is strong enough to merit making him stand trial for his involvement… Read more »