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US News: Mausoleums of Timbuktu: The ICC reduces Jihadist prison sentence Ahmed Al Mahdi

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La sentence infligée par la Cour pénale internationale à Ahmed Al Mahdi a été réduite de deux ans (image d'illustration) © Reuters / Patrick Post / Pool The sentence imposed by the international criminal court at Ahmed Al Mahdi has been reduced by two years (image of illustration )

The sentence imposed by the International Criminal Court in Ahmed Al Mahdi has been reduced by two years. The Malian had been sentenced to nine years in prison for his stake in the destruction of nine of the Mausoleums of Timbuktu during the occupation of Northern Mali by the Jihadists of Ansar Dine and AQIM in 2012. Ahmed Al Mahdi should leave On September 18, 2022 Scottish prison where he had been sent to purge his sentence.

with our correspondent in The Hague, Stéphanie Maupas

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Two arguments in particular convinced the judges. They first believe that the former head of the Hesbah, the People's People of Timbuktu, can reintegrate socially.

They also consider that its cooperation with the Office of the Prosecutor has been flawless. From his first interrogations by the investigators of the Prosecutor in Niger, where he was detained following his arrest by the Barkhane force, Al Mahdi had wished to cooperate.

before the court, he had then pleaded guilty of war crimes. And had provided a lot of information to the Prosecutor, allowing him to expand his records on crimes committed in Mali.

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but if his lawyers demanded his immediate exit; He will still have to spend more than nine months in prison. For if some of the victims agrees to forgive the former jihadist, others opposed his liberation. They believe that Al Mahdi could once again join armed groups and arouse disorders.

As for the authorities, they consider that Malians, and first chief the inhabitants of Timbuktu, have not yet "cured wounds caused by the misdeeds" of the convict.

Ahmed Al Mahdi should go out on September 18, 2022, but his future destination remains for the moment unknown. It could ask for asylum in another step in the region.

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