"Destruction of cultural heritage as a war crime"

October 3, 2016

At the dawn of the 21st century, the world took notice of the destruction of cultural heritage in the Middle East with the Taliban's destruction of the Buddhas of Afghanistan. More recently, the Islamic State's destruction of heritage sites in Syria have gained international attention. In Africa, the destruction of historic shrines in Mali have led, for the first time, to a criminal prosecution in an international court. 

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Prison Sentence Over Smashing of Shrines in Timbuktu: 9 Years 

By Marlise Simons 

The New York Times 

September 27, 2016

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