The Drina exhumations by Velija Hasanbegovic

Update: Read Channel 4 Alex Thomson ‘s article on the Drina exhumations.

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Current exhumations taking place along the Drina river banks have been documented by Visegrad Genocide survivor Velija Hasanbegovic. Velija is a photographer working for Radio Sarajevo. His recent work on the anniversary of the Visegrad Genocide was commended by many. He visited Visegrad a few days ago and documented the exhumations going on. With his permission, we publish some of them.

Image: ICMP personel inspecting clothing and bones found on the Drina river banks.

Image: Clothing of a Visegrad genocide victim found on the Drina river banks.

Image: A skull of a Visegrad genocide victim found on the Drina river banks.

Image: The remains of a Visegrad genocide victim found on the Drina river banks.

Image: Bosnian Army helicopter brings in machinery to help with the digging.

Image: An important finding from the exhumations: a boot with a bone inside it wired. This victim’s feet were wired together and he was most probably thrown into the Drina River alive.

Image: Sarajevo Public workers and investigators receive instructions to start digging.

Image: Sarajevo public workers volunteered to help the Missing Persons Institute and ICMP in their efforts.

Image: Bones of Visegrad victims surfaced on the Drina River banks.

Image: Sarajevo public workers dig through the soil looking for remains of genocide victims from Visegrad.

Image: A shoe belonging to a small child – a victim of the genocide – found on the Drina river banks.

Image: The remains of a Visegrad genocide victim found on the Drina river banks.

Image: The remains of a Visegrad genocide victim found on the Drina river banks.

Image: The skull of a Visegrad genocide victim.

Image: Skulls of Visegrad genocide victims found on the Drina river banks.

All photos taken by Velija Hasanbegovic©

One Response to “The Drina exhumations by Velija Hasanbegovic”

  1. Terrible pictures.

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