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Mosque Robbed In Annexed Crimea


SUDAK, Ukraine -- Unknown individuals have robbed a mosque in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, which was annexed by Russia last year.

The Spiritual Directorate of Crimea’s Muslims said on November 19 that intruders broke into the Yangy Maale Mosque near the town of Sudak earlier in the week and stole the donation box.

According to the directorate, it was the eighth reported mosque robbery in Crimea since the beginning of 2015.

On November 14, unknown assailants threw dozens of bricks at the windows of a mosque in the village of Zavet-Leninsky.

And in September, posters depicting the Grand Mosque being constructed in Crimea’s capital, Simferopol, were vandalized.

The majority of Crimea’s Muslims are Crimean Tatars. Many of them have openly protested Crimea's annexation by Russia in March 2014.

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