Community Metal Cross Broken and Dragged Away

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Date of incident: March 30, 2007

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



In Prozor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, four people broke down a metal cross that belonged to the Catholic community from a nearby village, and dragged it a few hundred meters away. The four defendants signed a plea agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office in Mostar, admitting their guilt. Three defendants were sentenced to two months’ imprisonment with a probation period of one year, and one defendant got a sentence of three months’ imprisonment.

Source:
OSCE HATE CRIMES REPORT 2007
http://www.osce.org/odihr/26759