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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 00:32

Nine-Year Prison Sentence for Destruction of Historic Monuments in Timbuktu

Sidi Yahya mosque in Timbuktu Sidi Yahya mosque in Timbuktu

Islamic extremist Ahmad al-Faqi al Mahdi has been sentenced by the international criminal court in The Hague for ordering the razing of nine mausoleums and the 15th-century Sidi Yahia mosque in the ancient city of Timbuktu. This is the first time the ICC has heard a case about the demolition of cultural heritage.

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