The Federation of Jewish communities in Spain reported three verbal attacks and two attacks on synagogues. The Anti-Defamation League reported the vandalization of a community house and a synagogue, as well as one case of physical assault and others of verbal insults. The Stephen Roth Institute reported four violent incidents.
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Report Data - Spain - 2009
A new category – ageist hate crime – has been introduced into the national monitoring system.
The Union of Islamic Communities in Spain reported ten incidents, including three murders, five assaults on persons of North African origin and two cases of the vandalizing of mosques.
Transgender Europe (TGEU) reported the murder of a transgender person. The Centre for Human Rights Research reported that the first conviction in Spain in which sexual orientation was acknowledged as a bias motive was made.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Catalonia established a pioneering special unit to deal with hate crimes, racism and anti-Semitism.