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article imageMore World War II military graves desecrated in Libya

By Katerina Nikolas     Jun 18, 2012 in World
Benghazi - World War II military graves in Benghazi have once again been desecrated by vandals targeting the headstones of British and allied servicemen who served in North Africa.
Alarabiya reported Mohammed al-Quzairi of the Benghazi security committee said "Christian graves were desecrated for a second time in Benghazi." He added that the identity of those involved was unclear.
Khaled al-Jazawi of Benghazi's civilian council stated "We are cooperating with the security committee to ascertain the identity of the assailants and bring them to justice as quickly as possible." However, previous promises by the National Transitional Council to bring to justice those who desecrated graves in February have proved to be empty, even though the perpetrators were caught on film wearing militia uniforms as they smashed gravestones.
Further promises to police the cemeteries to ensure no repitition of violence have also fallen by the wayside.
It is not just Christian graves that have been desecrated in the newly free Libya. In October Digital Journal reported that Muslim graves were desecrated and vandalised by Salafists who believe it is idolatrous to mark the graves of the dead.
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