Vandal desecrates Alija Izzetbegovic gravestone

Alija Izzetbegovic, who led Bosnia-Herzegovina to peace after years of civil war, had his gravestone spray painted.

Vandal desecrates Alija Izzetbegovic gravestone

World Bulletin / News Desk

The gravestone of Alija Izzetbegovic, the first president of Bosnia-Herzegovina, has had his gravestone vandalized.

A spokesman for the canton of Sarajevo, Irfan Nefic, said the incident occurred at around 18:00 local time on Saturday evening.

A 38-year-old, identified only as A.N. was arrested at the scene and taken into custody.

The spokesman said that a hand grenade had been spray painted on to the marble slab upon which the late Izzetbegovic's name is engraved.

Back in August 2006, the grave was also attacked with an explosion at the Kovaci Martyr's Cemetery. The suspects were never caught.

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