Gulf Times - Ahmad-al-Faqi-al-Mahdi
9 year jail for wrecking holy shrines in Timbuktu

9 year jail for wrecking holy shrines in Timbuktu

War crimes judges on Tuesday sentenced a former Islamist rebel who admitted wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict to nine years in prison, in the first such case to focus on destruction of cultural heritage.