The Interreligious Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina reported one incident targeting Jewish religious property.
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Report Data - Bosnia and Herzegovina - 2011
The Interreligious Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina concluded a one-year project on monitoring and responses to attacks on religious buildings and other holy sites. The project was implemented in co- operation with Nansen Dialogue Center Sarajevo and the Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights and recorded incidents that occurred between 1 November 2010 and 31 October 2011 against Muslims, Serbian Orthodox Christians, Catholics and Jews.
The Interreligious Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina reported 14 incidents targeting Serbian Orthodox religious property and three incidents targeting Catholic religious property.
The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe expressed concern about ongoing incidents and reports of ethnically motivated violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina that act as a barrier for returnee communities.
The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina reported 38 incidents against Muslims that directly targeted Islamic symbols and sites, such as mosques and Muslim graveyards.
The OSCE Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina reported 75 incidents against Christians, the majority of which directly targeted Catholic or Serbian Orthodox symbols or sites, such as churches and cemeteries.
The OSCE Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina reported that two men were physically attacked on the basis of their presumed sexual orientation.
The Holy See reported two incidents of grave desecrations; four incidents of damage to church property, two of which involved breaking into churches and causing damage; and one incident of damaging and then stealing a bronze statue of a prominent church figure.