ICC convicts al-Qaeda-linked leader of war crimes in Mali’s Timbuktu

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatari state media]

“The International Criminal Court (ICC) has convicted an al-Qaeda-linked leader of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Mali, during an alleged reign of terror between 2012 and 2013 in the city of Timbuktu. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud, 46, was convicted on Wednesday on charges including torture, rape and sexual slavery, and destroying religious and historic buildings. He faces up to life imprisonment when a sentence is handed down at a later date. Prosecutors said Al Hassan was a key member of Ansar al-Din, an al-Qaeda-linked group that held power in northern Mali in 2012.” (06/26/24)