June 17, 2019

Desecration of a grave in the Kamnik graveyards

Causing national, racial or religious hate, discord or intolerance
Incident due to religious affiliation or religious belief

What happened: On 17.06.2019, at 10:00 a.m., at the Police Station Gazi Baba, S.R. (74) from Skopje reported
that sometime between 15.06. and 16.06.2019, a grave stone in the Kamnik graveyards was desecrated. The
police is working on solving the case.

Date, time and place of incident: Between 15 to 16.06.2019, Kamnik graveyards.
Source of information: MOI’s daily newsletter.
Victim(s) involved: No victims.
Type of crime(s): Damage to Objects of Others (Article 243, CC of RNM).
Perpetrator(s): Unidentified perpetrators.
Brief description of the event with bias indicators: In this incident the bias motive is ethnicity, with the bias
indicators being:
1. Ethnicity – the victim and attackers belonged to a different ethnic community;
2. Location – the event occurred at a location visited by diverse ethnic population;
3. Pattern of previous incidents – similar incidents of desecrated gravestones in Christian orthodox
graveyards have been previously registered in this part of the city.

Status of case: Unknown.
Response of the local authorities: Measures are being taken to completely solve the case.
Impact on the victims and the community: These types of incidents call into question the general safety in
the country and the co-existence among different ethnic groups in society.

Kamnik Cemetery
Location Name
Kamnik Cemetery

Number of victims
Number of Perpetrators
Status of the case
No information
Type of incident?
Destruction of property
Incident location
Religious building
How did the police react?
They investigated the incident
Have there been similar incidents / crimes in the same location?
Desecration of a grave in the Kamnik graveyards image

Criminal offences

Against Property
Damage of property
Against the Public Order
Desecration of a grave


Religion or belief