Islamist Extremists Recklessly Destroyed Cultural Sites in Timbuktu Now They Face Criminal Charges from ICC

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In response to recent and repeated damage to historical landmarks by religious extremist groups, the ICC is now treating the destruction of cultural heritage as a criminal offense.

The International Criminal Court has long been criticized for almost exclusively targeting African leaders. Some argue that although their mission to protect cultural heritage sites is noble, this expands its bias towards prosecuting Africans.

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