Armenian Chapel In Akhalkalak Vandalized For Second Time This Year.

The 13th century Armenian chapel in the Georgian town of Akhalkalaki has been vandalized for the second time since the beginning of the year, Jnews reports. The attackers vandalized everything inside the chapel, by cutting images of saints and destroying icons.

The scribe of the town’s Holy Cross church, Nair Melikyan, posted pictures from the scene on Facebook on Saturday, November 2, but the youth have already cleaned the chapel. The chapel was first vandalized in April of this year. On May 16, 2018 the holy site was named a cultural heritage site.

A criminal case has been initiated at Akhalkalaki Police Department under Article 257.1 of the Georgian Criminal Code, which envisages that damage to or destruction of historic, cultural or natural monuments or object or document bearing historical or cultural value shall be punishable by fine or by imprisonment for up to four years.

H/T Panorama

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