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This week in art news: Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi was sentenced to 9–11 years in prison for attacking historic sites in Timbuktu, Ottawa police are investigating the death of acclaimed Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook, and David Shrigley's "Really Good" was unveiled atop London's Fourth Plinth.
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Thug Sentenced To Nine Years For Destroying Timbuktu Mausoleums

Arts : Modern Art Notes

“Ahmad Al Mahdi could have faced up to 30 years in prison, but mitigating circumstances—including his guilty plea, his initial reluctance to destroy the sites and his co-operation with the prosecution—meant this term was reduced.”

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi Makes First Appearance at the International Criminal Court in The Hague

Arts : ARCAblog

Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi at his first appearance hearing at the International Criminal Court in The Hague ©ICC-CPI Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, the alleged Islamic radical charged with involvement in the 2012 destruction of historic mausol...

ICC Ruling: Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi sentenced to 9 years in prison for destruction of the fabled shrines of Timbuktu

Arts : ARCAblog

Arrested in Niger and transferred to The Hague in September 2015 Ahmad al Faqi al Mahdi, a one time member of the Mali-operating Islamic fundamentalist group Ansar ed-Din (best translated as guardians of the faith) stood before the ...

Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi Surrendered to the International Criminal Court at the Hague on Heritage War Crime Charges for Destruction of Historic Monuments in Timbuktu.

Arts : ARCAblog

In a case setting precedence Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, also known as Abu Tourab, is the first suspect to be charged by the Hague's International Criminal Court, the world's only permanent war crimes court, in relation to offenses invo...

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia mourns the death of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook

Arts : Artdaily

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia mourns the passing of contemporary Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook. Pootoogook was the first woman and first Indigenous artist to win the preeminent Sobey Art Award in 2006. Annie Pootoogook began drawin...

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