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The Word On the Street in Timbuktu (About the ICC Trial)

Co-authored by El Hadj Djitteye, a blogger, journalist, and international NGO representative, based in Timbuktu, http://timbuktu-lopac.tumblr.com/ On September 27th when the International Criminal Court in The Hague handed down a sentence of nine years in prison for Ahmad al Faqi al Mahdi for the war crime of destroying cultural heritage in Timbuktu, civic and religious leaders in the famed city of 333 saints were relieved that justice -- for once -- had been done.
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