One Year On, Dragicevic Death Still Haunts Bosnia

A year on from 21-year-old David Dragicevic's murder in Banja Luka, police in Bosnia's Serb-dominated entity, Republika Srpska, have yet to uncover who was responsible for his death and why he was targeted.

Since he disappeared on March 18, 2018, Dragicevic's death has gripped public attention in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where people continue to gather daily to light candles at a church in the city in support of his family's fight for an answer.

On March 15 this year, his body was reburied in Wiener Neustadt in Austria, where his mother lives, after being exhumed from Banja Luka earlier that week.

Meanwhile, the campaign for justice over Dragicevic's death has remained a thorn in the side of the RS authorities, with police banning the "Justice for David" gatherings and dismantling a shrine erected to him.

Since December 30, police have also been looking for Dragicevic's father, Davor. He went on the run after police issued a warrant for his arrest following a violent protest over his son's death.

Through it all, Dragicevic's family and their supporters have maintained their belief that the police version of events on the night of David's disappearance is incorrect.

They allege further that the RS authorities are involved in a cover-up - which those accused of it deny.

Marking the first anniversary of Dragicevic's disappearance, Balkan Insight looks back at the night he disappeared, presenting both the family's and the police's version of subsequent events in a video feature.

Dragicevic went missing in the early hours of March 18, 2018, in the northwestern Bosnian city of Banja Luka, the administrative capital of Republika Srpska.

After a six-day search, his body was found in shallow waters in the Crkvena river,...

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