Repeating attacks on Serbian cemeteries and sacred places in Bosnia and Herzegovina

November 5, 2017. Serbian National TV channel RTRS braodcasted report on repeating  attacks on Serbian cemeteries and sacred places in BiH.

On the 4th of November 2017 several tombstones were destroyed on the Orthodox cemetery in Briješće near Sarajevo, 15 days before in the village of Karaula near Kakanj, the Orthodox plot at the Sarajevo cemetery Bara has been desecrated countless times. Over the past 15 years, only the Temple of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Pofalici in Sarajevo, has been desecrated 40 times. The perpetrators are mostly unknown.

The last attack on the Temple of the Lord’s Transfiguration in Sarajevo occurred on the 1st of November. Video surveillance cameras recorded an unknown man and woman breaking into a candle store in the middle of the day, without hiding their identity, from where they took a certain amount of money.

Metropolitan Dabrobosian Chrysostom condemned those facts of vandalism.

The police and the judiciary lack adequate response on the prevention of attacks and protection of Orthodox property and cemeteries in the Federation of BiH, says the channel.

Video documents from RTSR

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