Extreme-right teens held for Latvia Jewish cemetery attack
Latvian police said Thursday they had detained three extreme-right teenagers suspected of involvement in the vandalism of a Jewish cemetery in the Baltic state’s capital Riga a month ago.
“Together, they formed a skinhead group which may have planned additional racial crimes,” Ints Kuzis, the head of the Riga regional state police department, told reporters.
The trio, whose names were not released, are aged 19, 16 and 15.
Only the 15-year-old is suspected of carrying out the December 8 attack in which 89 tombstones were desecrated with white-painted swastikas.