First Cultural Destruction Case to Begin at the ICC

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Tomorrow sees the start of a two day confirmation of charges hearing before the International Criminal Court in relation to the destruction of cultural monuments.

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi (pictured), a jihadi leader, is accused of destroying medieval shrines, tombs of Sufi saints and a mosque dating back to the 15th Century that were a part of the UNESCO world heritage site in the Malian city of Timbuktu.

For a more detailed account, click the link below:

http://www.theguardian.com/law/2016/feb/28/iccs-first-cultural-destruction-trial-to-open-in-the-hague

Image source: justicehub.org

Text source: www.theguardian.com (28th February 2016)

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