Timbuktu’s Jihadist Police Chief Before ICC for War Crimes in Mali

Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoude’s lawyers argued he was not mentally fit to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) where he refused to enter a plea. He was a member of an Islamist militant group that imposed strict Islamic law. Charges against him include torture and sexual slavery. He is also charged with directing attacks against historic monuments, including ancient manuscripts and buildings dedicated to Islam, which the militants considered idolatrous. readmore

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