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Belarus / 23-07-2015

Jewish cemetery desecrated


Barysaw - Local Newspaper ex-Press reports that in July 2015 vandals desecrated 19 gravestones in the Jewish cemetery in the city of Barysaw. Some of the gravestones cannot be restored. The case on cemetery destruction was transferred to an inquiry commission at borysowski area. The investigation continues.


Website says that since the early 2000s there were no less than 4 vandalism incidents in Jewish cemeteries. However only in 2007 offenders who destroyed gravestones were found and brought to trial.