International Criminal Court (ICC) judges said they would be bringing Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz, an accused war criminal from Mali, to trial.
Abdoul Aziz acted as the de-facto chief of Islamic police in Timbuktu during a 2012-2013 militant takeover of the city.
The ICC has maintained that they have credible accusations of heinous crimes including rape, torture, sexual slavery and the directing of attacks against religious and historical buildings. No date has been set for the trial yet.
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