Jewish cemetery in Riga vandalized

  • 2003-09-18
  • Staff and wire reports
RIGA - Forty gravestones in Riga's Bikernieki Jewish Cemetery were desecrated anddefaced on Sept. 13.Swastikas and racist slogans in Latvian, Russian, English and German weredaubed onto headstones, some of which called for "death to Jews." Latvian Integration Minister Nils Muiznieks attended the crime scene.Muiznieks was filling in for Interior Minister Maris Gulbis who was out of the country at the time."In my own name and the government's, I express deep regret over the incident and turn against the perpetrators with the highest condemnation," Muiznieks said.The vandalism and destructio...
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