Serb Orthodox cemetery in eastern Croatia vandalised

Posted on January 12, 2014 by

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Unknown individuals vandalized gravestones and the Serbian cemetery chapel near Osijek. The villagers for two days living in fear.

The police in the eastern Croatian Osijek-Baranja County are looking for an unidentified person who between January 3 and 5 desecrated the chapel and several dozen graves at the Serb orthodox cemetery in Cepin near Osijek.

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The vandal smashed windows on the chapel and overturned or smashed tombstones, crosses and vases on several dozen graves.

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Serbian Orthodox cemetery in Croatia have been badly damaged, police said Tuesday, in the latest incident stirring fears of ethnic tensions in the EU’s newest member state.

 

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