Udruženje “Žena-žrtva rata” Vas poziva da nas svojim prisustvom počastite na komemoraciji dana 14.06.2012. godine u 12,oo sati kada se navršava 20 (dvadeset) godina od stravičnog zločina (genocida) izvršenog nad višegradskim Bošnjacima u Pionirskoj ulici (kuća Adema Omeragića), gdje je živo zapaljeno više od 70 civila, pretežno žena i malodobne djece, starih i iznemoglih osoba. Najmlađa žrtva koja je imala samo 2 (dva) dana, nije uspjela ni ime dobiti.
U znak sjećanja na ove žrtve, Udruženje “Žena-žrtva rata” će u naprijed navedenom terminu, s preživjelim žrtvama, članovima porodica živo spaljenih civila Bošnjaka, obilježiti 20 godina “ŽIVE LOMAČE”.
Za zločin “Živa lomača” prvostepenom presudom osuđeni su u Haškom tribunalu Milan Lukić na doživotnu kaznu zatvora, Sredoje Lukić na kaznu zatvora od 30 godina.
Poslije komemoracije proučit će se Jasin žrtvama višegradskog genocida.
Molimo Vas da potvrdite Vaše prisustvo na e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org ili na telefon 033 628 121 ili mob. 061 929 406 najdalje do 10.06.2012.godine.
Prevoz obezbjeđen ispred Zemaljskog Muzeja sa polaskom za dan 14.06. 2012. godine u 8 sati.
Today experts from the Missing Persons Institute (BH state institute) searched the area around Adem Omeragic’s house in Pionirska street in search of any evidence of the remains of victims from the massacre. Only bullet shells and remains of house items were found.
Here are some pictures from today’s search:
Image: Bullet shells found around the house. Victims were shot at as they tried to escape from the burning house.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED 10.03.2012.
The results and best proposal will be published on VGM!
Judge Patrick Robinson, President of the International Criminal Tribunal
for the former Yugoslavia, passing sentence on two of the prime culprits, observed that:
“In the all too long, sad and wretched history of man’s inhumanity to man, the Pionirska Street and Bikavac fires must rank high. At the close of the twentieth century, a century marked by war and bloodshed on a colossal scale, these horrific events stand out for the viciousness of the incendiary attack, for the obvious premeditation and calculation that defined it, for the sheer callousness and brutality of herding, trapping and locking the victims in the two houses, thereby rendering them helpless in the ensuing inferno, and for the degree of pain and suffering inflicted on the victims as they were burnt alive.”
The two massacres, in which nearly 150 Bosniak civilians – women, children and elderly – were burned alive by Bosnian Serb Army soldiers, took place in June 1992 in the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad.
The few survivors and relatives of the victims are anxious to have memorial monuments erected at the two localities to honour the memory of those who perished and to serve as a reminder to future generations.
The Pionirska Street and Bikavac Massacres Memorial Committee therefore wish to invite proposals from which architectural designs for two monuments will be chosen.
The monuments will be respectful, simple, robust and appropriate to their site. The Committee has no revenues of its own and in the absence of external funds the monuments project is being proposed as a public interest scheme.
Interested applicants should bear this in mind and submit their designs on a pro bono publico basis, in the anticipation that no fee or expenses will be paid. It is hoped that the memorial monuments will be in place ahead of the twentieth anniversary commemoration events in 2012.
For general background information and details of the Committee’s specific requirements, architects interested in contributing to the remembrance of these two terrible crimes should initially contact