International Criminal Court 1

The International Criminal Court 1 in The Hague, Netherlands will today hold a hearing in the case of The Prosecutor v. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz is an alleged member of Ansar Eddine and de facto chief of Islamic police. He is alleged to have been involved in the work of the Islamic court in Timbuktu. The warrant of arrest for Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud was issued on 27 March 2018. He was surrendered to the ICC on 31 March 2018 and remains in the Court's custody. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz faces charges of: Suspected of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Timbuktu, Mali, in the context of a widespread and systematic attack by armed groups Ansar Eddine / Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb against the civilian population of Timbuktu and its region, between 1 April 2012 and 28 January 2013: Torture, rape, sexual slavery, other inhumane acts, including, inter alia, forced marriages, persecution; and of war crimes allegedly committed in Timbuktu, Mali, in the context of an armed conflict not of an international nature occurring in the same period between April 2012 and January 2013: Torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity, passing of sentences without previous judgement pronounced by a regularly constituted court affording all judicial guarantees which are generally recognized as indispensable, intentionally directing attacks against buildings dedicated to religion and historic monuments, rape and sexual slavery.