Posted by: APO | 23 August 2016

UNESCO Director-General welcomes opening of trial on the destruction of heritage in Timbuktu

UNESCO today welcomed the opening of the hearings of the case of Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague for alleged war crimes and the destruction of historical monuments and buildings of religious significance, including nine mausoleums and a mosque at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Timbuktu (Mali) in 2012. This first trial at an international tribunal… Read more on


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