Sunday, 28 February 2016

Timbuktu Monument Destruction Trial in Hague

The war crimes trial of Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi, accused of destroying mausoleums in Timbuktu, will begin on Tuesday ().
The international criminal court’s first war crimes trial for destruction of cultural monuments opens this week against a jihadi leader accused of demolishing ancient mausoleums in Timbuktu. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi is accused of levelling medieval shrines, tombs of Sufi saints and a mosque dating back to the 15th century that formed part of the Unesco world heritage site in the northern Malian city.


Douglas Todd said...
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Paul Barford said...

If you'd searched this blog before writing that you might have found out the results of the trial, rather than just saying what you "hope" it was.

Douglas Todd said... my head deep at the moment in lithics... pop up for air now and then, have a good 2020

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