Al Mahdi has been convicted of a crime he did not commit
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Case Western Reserve journal of international law, Vol. 49, issue 1, 2017, p. 75-102
On September 27, 2016, Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi was convicted by a Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court for the crime of directing an attack against buildings dedicated to religion and historic monuments which were not military objectives, pursuant to article 8(2)(e)(iv) of the Rome Statute. A closer look at the Rome Statute suggests that Al Mahdi did not commit the crime for which he was convicted.
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