April 9, 2020

Desecration of graves in the Kamnik Graveyards

Incident due to ethnical belonging, citizenship or language
Incident due to religious affiliation or religious belief

What happened: On 09.04.2020, at 10:15 a.m., at SIA Skopje it was reported that an unidentified individual damaged around 50 grave stones in the Kamnik graveyards on Juznomoravski Brigadi Street. Measures are being taken to solve the case.

Brief description of the incident with bias indicators: In this incident the bias motive is ethnic origin, with the bias indicators being:

  1. Ethnic origin – the victim and attackers belonged to a different ethnic community;
  2. Manner – similar incidents of desecrated gravestones in Christian orthodox graveyards have been previously registered in this part of the city.

Impact on the victims and the community: These types of incidents call into question the general safety in the country and the cohabitation among different ethnic groups in society.

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Criminal offences

Against the Public Order
Desecration of a grave