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‘I am sorry’: Islamist apologises for destroying Timbuktu mausoleums
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‘I am sorry’: Islamist apologises for destroying Timbuktu mausoleums

by firstsource newsAugust 22, 2016

Ahmad al-Mahdi faces up to 11 years in jail after becoming first defendant to enter a guilty plea

The first defendant to plead guilty at the international criminal court has apologised to and to mankind for destroying religious monuments in the ancient city of Timbuktu.

Ahmad al-Mahdi admitted directing the destruction of nine mausoleums and a mosque door in 2012, when Timbuktu was controlled by rebels and members of in the Islamic Maghreb.

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