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Man Who Refused To Apologize For Breaking Into A Cemetery And Desecrating Babies’ Graves Is Not Being Jailed

The man, who desecrated up to 70 graves, even those of children and babies, has been spared jail time despite showing no regret.

Nassem Raad (centre) was charged with recklessly destroying the gravestones at Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney’s west in 2015

Nassem Raad was charged with carelessly destroying the gravestones at Rookwood Cemetery in Sydney’s west in 2015.

A court heard the 23-year-old showed no remorse for his actions and received a nine-month suspended sentence and fined more than $60,000.

Mr Raad desecrated up to 70 graves, including those of children and babies, has escaped jail time despite showing no remorse

Raad was fired from his full-time job as a stonemason after his employers found out about the terrible crime.

Horrendous images taken of the cemetery after the attack showed turned over and ruined gravestones, flowers dispersed across footpaths and candles turned upside-down.

Horrific images taken of the cemetery following the attack

Teddy bears, trucks and other children’s toys were damaged and spoiled across the facility, with even religious icons like cross, was smashed into pieces.

The attack appeared to be targeted, with many of the destroyed resting places belonging to people and children of Greek and Ukrainian backgrounds.

Mr Raad destroyed headstones and smashed crosses and candles while on his needless path of destruction at the sprawling necropolis

Magistrate Eve Wynhausen told the court Mr Raad had shown ‘no regret’ and continues to deny causing any of the damage.

Even after being found guilty, Raad told reporters waiting outside court last week that he ‘didn’t do anything’, flanked by friends who violently pushed cameramen out of the way as they walked to their car.

Magistrate Eve Wynhausen told the court Mr Raad had shown ‘no remorse’ and continues to deny causing any of the damage

Mr Raad will have to pay $63,450 in damages on top of his suspended sentence.

 

Raad’s co-accused is pictured at a previous court appearance. He was confronted by men dressed as Russian soldiers during his previous appearance
The Orthodox nationalists had been waiting outside Burwood court for the co-accused in March 2016

At a previous court appearance, Russian Orthodox men dressed as soldiers confronted his co-accused, who pleaded not guilty at the time.

Photo: dailymail

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