Malian jihadist jailed for 9 years for Timbuktu attacks

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The International Criminal Court on Tuesday sentenced a Malian jihadist to nine years jail for razing Timbuktu’s fabled shrines, in a landmark judgement experts hope will help safeguard the world’s ancient monuments.

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi was convicted of a crime of “significant gravity”, ICC judge Raul Pangalangan told the tribunal, adding the chamber “unanimously sentences you to nine years of imprisonment”


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