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Report Data - Bosnia and Herzegovina - 2012

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2018 Not available Not available Not available
2017 Not available Not available Not available
2016 Not available Not available Not available
2015 24 12 3
2014 200 36 23
NGO reports 
Organization Report 

The Sarajevo Open Centre reported two physical assaults, involving threats against three students after one disclosed her sexual orientation; and one case of physical assault resulting in serious injuries.

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IGO Reports 
Organization Report 

The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina reported 24 incidents, including two physical assaults – one against an ethnic Bosniac man resulting in serious injury, and one against an ethnic Serb family – and three cases of threats against ethnic Bosniacs or Serbs.

Bias Motivation 
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Reports
Organization Report 

The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina reported two anti-Roma incidents, including one physical assault on a Roma man by a group, resulting in serious injuries.

Bias Motivation 
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Organization Report 

The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina reported 18 incidents directly targeting Islamic symbols or sites, such as mosques and Muslim graveyards, including one incident where thirteen wooden tombstones in a Muslim cemetery were uprooted and repositioned into the shape of a cross.

Bias Motivation 
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Organization Report 

The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina reported 24 hate incidents targeting Christian symbols and sites, such as churches and Christian graveyards, including damage to 20 tombstones in an Orthodox graveyard and graffiti on the door of an Orthodox church.

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Organization Report 

The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina reported one physical assault against a gay man by masked perpetrators resulting in serious injury.

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ODIHR Recommendations 

ODIHR observes that Bosnia and Herzegovina has not reported on the numbers of prosecuted cases or information on sentenced hate crime cases to ODIHR.

Holy See Reports 
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Reports
Organization Report 

The Holy See reported a physical assault against a nun, one case of graffiti on a church, two cases of damage to property against a school and a car, eight cases of church desecration, five of which also included thefts, and one case of threats.