Mass Desecration of Serbian Orthodox Graves

Country: Kosovo
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Private
Tags: Desecration | Vandalism (form of hate crime) | Hate Crime

June 06, 2017: During their annual visit to the Serbian Orthodox Cemetery in Mitrovica Kosovo, relatives discovered that 90 percent of the graves had been desecrated. Tombstones had been destroyed and broken on the ground. The grieving families were shocked and deeply hurt by this destruction and desecration.

The cemetery is located in the Muslim Albanian section of Mitrovica and due to the divide between Serbia and Albania, relatives are only permitted to visit the cemetery once a year. In the northern part of the city there are two Muslim cemeteries which have remained unharmed. 

Source: Catholic Culture and Radio Kontakt Plus