Archive for January, 2009

Post-war Visegrad and victim families.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 30, 2009 by visegrad92
Tragic comic image from Visegrad

Tragic comic image from Visegrad.Association of raped women and victim families gather in Visegrad to mark the genocide commited there. The billboard in the rear reads: "Bosnia and Herzegovina is now safe and secure. It is time to turn towards the future."

Summary:

Visegrad during the 92-95 aggression was marked by ethnic cleansing of it’s Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) population. The Bosniaks in Visegrad  made up  62.8% of the entire population of the city before the genocide. Today a few hundred Bosniaks, mainly old people returned and live in suburban areas.

Walking across the Mehmed-pasa Sokolovic Bridge

Walking across the Mehmed-pasa Sokolovic Bridge. Association of raped women and victim families walk across the Mehmed-pasa Sokolovic Bridge, the notorious crime scene where Bosniak men, women and children were murdered by Serb neighbours and thrown into the river Drina.

Summary:

Many public places and buildings were used by the Bosnian Serb forces, (Army of the Republic of Srpska) made up mainly of Bosnian Serb neighbours and volunteers from Serbia and Montenegro, as detention centers and as places of mass excecution of Bosniaks. These places include: the elementary school “Hasan Veletovac”, the secondary school, the Yugoslav People’s Army base “Uzamnica”  etc.

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List of Bosniak women and children burnt alive in Visegrad

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 21, 2009 by visegrad92
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Picture: The house of Adem Omeragic in Pioneer Street
were dozens of Bosniak women and children were burnt
alive by Serb paramilitaries from Visegrad.

Ariel photo showing Adem Omeragic's house in Pionirska ulica

Ariel photo showing Adem Omeragic's house in Pionirska ulica

*According to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia,some of the victims that were burned alive included: - Kurspahic, Aisa - Approximately 49 years old.  - Kurspahic, Aida - Approximately 12 years old. - Kurspahic, Ajka - Approximately 62 years old. - Kurspahic, Alija - Approximately 55 years old. - Kurspahic, Almir - Approximately 10 years old. - Kurspahic, Aner - Approximately 6 years old. - Kurspahic, Becar - Approximately 52 years old. - Kurspahic, Bisera - Approximately 50 years old. - Kurspahic, Bula - Approximately 58 years old. - Kurspahic, Dzheva - Approximately 22 years old. - Kurspahic, Enesa - Approximately 2 years old. - Kurspahic, first name unknown - Approximately 2 days old. - Kurspahic, Hasa - Approximately 18 years old - Kurspahic, Hajrija - Approximately 60 years old. - Kurspahic, Halida - Approximately 10 years old. - Kurspahic, Hana - Approximately 30 years old. - Kurspahic, Hasan - Approximately 50 years old. - Kurspahic, Hasiba - Age unknown - Kurspahic, Hasnija - Approximately 62 years old - Kurspahic, Hata - Approximately 68 years old. - Kurspahic, Ifeta - Approximately 17 years old. - Kurspahic, Igabala - Approximately 58 years old. - Kurspahic, Ismet - Approximately 3 years old. - Kurspahic, Ismeta - Approximately 26 years old. - Kurspahic, Izeta - Approximately 24 years old - Kurspahic, Kada - Approximately 40 years old - Kurspahic, Latifa - Approximately 23 years old. - Kurspahic, Lejla - Approximately 4 years old. - Kurspahic, Maida - Age is unknown,  she was a little girl. - Kurspahic, Medina - Approximately 28 years old. - Kurspahic, Medo - Approximately 50 years old. - Kurspahic, Mejra - Approximately 47 years old. - Kurspahic, Meva - Approximately 45 years old. - Kurspahic, Mina - Approximately 20 years old. - Kurspahic, Mirela - Approximately 3 years old. - Kurspahic, Mujesira - Approximately 35 years old. - Kurspahic, Munevera - Approximately 20 years old. - Kurspahic, Munira - Approximately 12 years old. - Kurspahic, Munira - Approximately 55 years old - Kurspahic, Osman - Approximately 67 years old - Kurspahic, Pasana or Pasija - Approximately 56 years old - Kurspahic, Ramiza - Approximately 57 years old - Kurspahic, Sabiha - Approximately 14 years old - Kurspahic, Sadeta - Approximately 18 years old - Kurspahic, Safa - Approximately 50 years old - Kurspahic, Saha - Approximately 70 years old - Kurspahic, Sajma - Approximately 20 years old - Kurspahic, Seila - Approximately 2 years old - Kurspahic, Seniha - Approximately 9 years old - Kurspahic, Sumbula - Approximately 62 years old - Kurspahic, Vahid - Approximately 8 years old - A boy whose name is unknown - Approximately 11 years old - Aljic, first name unknown, father of Suhra Aljic  - Approximately 65 years old - Alijic, first name unknown, mother of Suhra Aljic - Aproximately 65 years old - Aljic, first name unknown, son of Suhra Aljic - Approximately 1 year old - Aljic, Suhra - Approximately 25 years old - Jelacic, first name unknown - Age unknown - Tufekcic, Dehva - Approximately 28 years old - Tufekcic, Elma - Approximately 5 years old - Tufekcic, Ensar - Approximately 1.5 years old - Turjacanin, Dulka - Approximately 51 years old - Turjacanin, Sada - Approximately 29 years old - Turjacanin, Selmir - Approximately 9 years old - Vilic, first name unknown, daughter of Mina Vilic - Age unknown - Vilic, first name unknown, son of Mina Vilic - Age unknown - Vilic, Mina - Approximately 32 years old - Vilic, Mirzeta - Approximately 8 years old - Ajanovic, Mula - Approximately 75 years old. - Delija, Adis - Approximately 2 years old - Delija, Ajnija - Approximately 50 years old - Delija, Jasmina - Approximately 24 years old - Family name unknown - Hasena Age unknown - Jasarevic, Tima - Age unknown - Jasarevic, Hajra - Approximately 35 years old. - Jasarevic, Meho - Approximately 42 years old. - Jasarevic, Mujo - Approximately 47 years old. - Memisevic, Fazila - Approximately 54 years old - Memisevic, Redzo - Approximately 57 years old - Sadikovic, Rabija - Approximately 52 years old - Sehic, Enver - Approximately 13 years old - Sehic, Faruk - Approximately 12 years old - Sehic, Haraga - Age unknown - Sehic, Kada - Approximately 39 years old - Velic, Nurka - Approximately 70 years old - Velic, Tima - Approximately 35 years old - Vila, Jasmina - Approximately 20 years old

Lukic’s defence restless in fabricating evidence

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 18, 2009 by visegrad92

A protected witness – referred to only as MLD-10 in court – spoke highly of Lukic, and said he had helped her father and brother escape to safety during the war.  MLD-10 described Lukic as a “quiet, nice person” who was “always forthcoming, helpful where he could be” and “extremely humane and gracious”.

However, MLD-10 , a Bosnian Muslim women from Rujiste (the birthplace of Milan Lukic), married to a Croat in Zavidovic was the  contact-person for the meeting between Hamdija Vilic and Milan Lukic’s defence last year. As Hamdija Vilic testified, he was contacted by MLD-10 to come to Zavidovici to meet with Lukic’s defence who offered him 100,000 Euro to give Lukic and alibi(see more here).  MLD-10 denied Hamdija Vilic’s accusations and claims that Vilic is a Bosnian nationalist who disapproved of her lifestyle.

Hamdija Vilic, whose wife and three children were burned alive by Milan Lukic and other Visegrad Serbs.

Hamdija Vilic, whose wife and three children were burned alive by Milan Lukic and other Visegrad Serbs.

MLD-10 claimed that Milan Lukic helped her father and brother escape from Visegrad. The prosecution raised doubts about her story:

“So is your evidence that Milan Lukic helped them escape with their lives from Rujiste, and yet they return, collect their cattle and walk with them down a half-hour walk to the banks of the Drina and then bring them across the Drina on a boat?”

She repiled that this had been the case.

As the prosecution claims, it seems that Lukic’s defence gave MLD-10  a sum of 20,000 Euro to testify. Her brother, also a witness, MLD-2, who was  entitled to receive half of the money given to her got angry when he received a much smaller sum.

I now put to you that you unexpectedly volunteered MLD-2’s evidence during your testimony as a way of giving Milan Lukic what he has already paid for – an alibi for 27 June. Is that not the truth?” asked the prosecution.

MLD-10 denied this claiming that her damaged relationship with her brother has nothing to do with Lukic.