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Malian responsible for destroying Timbuktu shrine liable for €2.7m

The International Criminal Court ruled on Thursday that the Malian man responsible for destroying the Timbuktu shrine was liable for 2.7 million euroes in reparations for the damage caused.

Amad al-Faqi al-Mahdi was sentenced last year for 9 years after being found guilty of war crimes over destruction of 10 shrines and holy sites in Timbuktu.

The judges ordered that the victims be paid "individual, collective and symbolic" reparations. 

However, acknowledging that Mr al Mahdi, who is currently in jail, is not able to pay this sum, the court asked the ICC's Trust Fund for Victims to do so. 

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