Alleged Islamic Extremist in Custody of ICC

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On Saturday morning the International Criminal Court took custody of Ahmad Al Mahdi Al Faqi,an alleged Islamic extremist charged with helping to destroy buildings of historical and religious value in Timbuktu. The ICC said in a statement that he was a part of Ansar Dine, a group with links to al-Qaida that ruled across northern Mali in 2012.

For a more detailed account, click the link below:

http://www.theguardian.com/law/2015/sep/26/alleged-islamic-extremist-accused-of-destroying-timbuktu-monuments-sent-to-hague

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Text source: The Guardian.com, September 26th 2015

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