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Jewish cemetery in Riga is desecrated

JTA

December 8, 2010 | 11:05 am

Large swastikas were found painted on more than 100 gravestones in a Jewish cemetery in the capital of Latvia.

The swastikas apparently were painted in white spray paint overnight Tuesday at the New Jewish Cemetery in Riga. A cemetery guard made the discovery the next morning, according to reports. State and local police are investigating.

The same cemetery was desecrated in 2003. The five then-teenage perpetrators in 2005 received suspended prison sentences ranging from 6 months to three years.

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