ICC Orders Ex-Islamic Radical to Pay Damages for Destruction of Mali Shrines

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ICC Orders Ex-Islamic Radical to Pay Damages for Destruction of Mali Shrines

The International Criminal Court has ordered an Islamic extremist to pay $3.2 million in restitution for destroying centuries-old religious shrines in Mali. Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi was convicted by the court last year for overseeing the destruction of nine mausoleums and a mosque door with pickaxes and bulldozers in the ancient city of Timbuktu, when extremists briefly…