Bosnian Genocide

Police Ban on Bosnian War Victims’ Memorial March Condemned

War victims' associations, rights activists and Western diplomats in Bosnia and Herzegovina have criticised a police ban on a march marking the annual White Ribbon Day in Prijedor, which is intended to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the start of wartime persecution by Bosnian Serb forces in the area.

Bosnians Mark 30th Anniversary of Wartime Persecution in Prijedor

Hundreds of people joined a gathering in Prijedor on Tuesday to mark White Ribbon Day and commemorate the 102 children and more than 3,000 other civilians who were killed in the area during the war.

People tied white ribbons to fences and laid red roses in the square in tribute, as well as holding up banners with photographs of the victims.

Bosnian War Prison Camp Detainees Were Raped, Witness Testifies

Begajeta Mujic, a Bosniak civilian, told Belgrade Higher Court on Monday that female prisoners held at the Sase mine prison camp in the Srebrenica municipality by Bosnian Serb forces in 1992 were taken out and raped.

Former Bosnian Serb soldier Novak Stjepanovic is on trial for raping a young Bosnian female at a house in Bratunac in early June 1992.

Bosnian Villagers Mark Anniversary of Deadly Wartime Attack

Villagers from Poljak marked the anniversary of the attack on the village on Monday with a religious ceremony at the Srebrenica Memorial Centre followed by a visit to the memorial to killed soldiers and civilian victims of war in the village itself.

A total of 21 people were killed in the attack, including two women and two children were taken away and never seen again.

Bosnian Serb Army Ex-Soldier Convicted of Crimes Against Humanity

The Bosnian state court on Wednesday handed down a first-instance verdict sentencing Sabahudin 'Sasa' Kajdic, a former member of the Third Company of the Bosnian Serb Army's Prijedor Motorised Brigade, to 12 years in prison for committed crimes against humanity in Prijedor in 1992.

Bosnia needs Attention to Save itself from Disintegration

A quarter of a century after the end of the war, Bosnia and Herzegovina is in a dangerous situation. The people who live there are worried. After all, more than 100,000 people were killed or disappeared in the 1992-1995 conflict. Among them were about 8,000 men and boys killed in the genocide after the fall of Srebrenica in July 1995.

Srebrenica Genocide Convicts ‘Did Not See’ Any Executions

Ex-policemen Mendeljev Djuric and Petar Mitrovic, who have both been convicted of involvement in the Srebrenica genocide, told the war crimes trial of eight former Bosnian Serb special policeman at Belgrade Higher Court on Monday that they did not see any executions at an agricultural warehouse in the Bosnian village of Kravica in July 1995, even though they were both found guilty of participat