Man Gets 16 Months For Hate Messages, Vandalising Gurdwara In US


Artyom Manukyan was earlier arrested on suspicion of housebreaking, grand theft auto, felony threats


A 29-year-old man within the US has been sentenced to 16 months in jail for vandalising a gurdwara in 2017, in keeping with a media report.

Artyom Manukyan’s sentence is concurrent with a penalty he faces below a previous arson case, Los Angeles Instances reported.

He scrawled two hateful screeds outdoors the Hollywood Sikh Temple on Vermont Avenue in Los Feliz in August 2017, the Los Angeles Police Division mentioned.

Police have been earlier contemplating hate crime expenses towards Manukyan, saying the messages have been designed as a risk to the Sikh neighborhood. He pleaded no contest to felony vandalism of spiritual property in August 2018.

He was sentenced on Monday.

Earlier than the 2017 incident, Manukyan was beforehand arrested on suspicion of housebreaking, grand theft auto and making felony threats, the report mentioned.

On the time of the vandalism, there had been an 11.5 per cent enhance in hate crimes throughout California within the earlier 12 months, in keeping with the California Division of Justice. 

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