Violence and Damages to Orthodox Church

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Date of incident: August 20, 2007

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



Four unidentified people allegedly broke into the Orthodox Church in a mixed settlement in Bugojno. They set a table and the priests’ robes on fire, and proceeded to desecrate the church. Two individuals were prosecuted for the latter event and sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment with a two-year suspended sentence. The Bugojno Municipal Assembly agreed to compensate the Church for the damage and installed video surveillance.

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