Malian Jihadist Jailed For Nine Years For Timbuktu Attacks

Malian jihadist jailed for nine years for Timbuktu attacks

THE HAGUE, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 27th Sep, 2016 ) - 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".