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France: Police investigation continues at desecrated Jewish cemetery00:43

France: Police investigation continues at desecrated Jewish cemetery

France, Sarre-Union
February 16, 2015 at 00:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Police continued their investigation on Monday at the Jewish cemetery that was desecrated in the village of Sarre-Union in eastern France at the weekend.

Prosecutor Philippe Vanier said that five teenagers are now in police custody in connection with the incident. The suspects are all between the ages of 15 and 17 and have no prior criminal records.

It is not the first time that gravestones have been defiled at the Sarre-Union cemetery. Around 60 were overturned in 1988 and another 50 were severely damaged in 2001.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls have condemned the acts of vandalism.

France: Police investigation continues at desecrated Jewish cemetery00:43
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Police continued their investigation on Monday at the Jewish cemetery that was desecrated in the village of Sarre-Union in eastern France at the weekend.

Prosecutor Philippe Vanier said that five teenagers are now in police custody in connection with the incident. The suspects are all between the ages of 15 and 17 and have no prior criminal records.

It is not the first time that gravestones have been defiled at the Sarre-Union cemetery. Around 60 were overturned in 1988 and another 50 were severely damaged in 2001.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls have condemned the acts of vandalism.

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