Muslim graves vandalised in Lausanne

SHAFAQNA – According to reported that ”  Thirteen graves with tombstones bearing Arabic- or North African-sounding names have been vandalised at the Bois-de-Vaux cemetery in Lausanne. The cemetery is scheduled to inaugurate a special section reserved for Muslim graves in 2016. The Lausanne police confirmed the acts of vandalism, first reported in the news daily 20 Minutes. Damage discovered by police on Sunday afternoon included painted swastikas, overturned headstones and crushed flowers. An investigation is underway to find who did it. The graves were targeted based on the names on the headstones, according to a Lausanne police spokesperson. No other signs or symbols indicated that those buried were Muslims.

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