ICC discusses destruction of Timbuktu heritage

ICC discusses destruction of Timbuktu heritage

World August 22, 2016 05:54

- The International Criminal Court treats Monday for the first time a case against an accused of destruction of mausoleums and a mosque in the Malian city of Timbuktu in 2012. Suspect Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, who is accused of nine mausoleums and a mosque have demolished.

Mahdi was a member of the extremist militia Ansar Dine, which aims to introduce Sharia law in Mali. He would have been at the head of the morality police of the movement that forced upon Islamic law in Timbuktu in 2012 and 2013. He would also have been involved in the decisions and implementation of the Islamic court in the city.

Mahdi in March already admitted that he was involved in the destruction and declares himself expected to guilty Monday. ICC expects to have only a week needed for the hearings. The ruling follows a certain date not yet.
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