Visegrad commemoration photos

A Bosnian Muslim woman prays before joining others to throw roses from the Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic bridge in the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad on May 28, 2011, to commemorate the deaths of relatives killed by Bosnian Serb forces in the summer of 1992. The chief suspect for the death thousands of civillians killed in eastern Bosnia, Bosnian Serb wartime military leader General Ratko Mladic, was arrested in neighboring Serbia on May 26, after 16 years in hiding from International Warcrimes Tribunal in Hague.

A rose is displayed on the parapet of a bridge waiting for a Bosnian Muslim women to throw it from the bridge into the River Drina during a ceremony organized to commemorate thousands of Bosnian Muslims killed by Serb troops commanded by Ratko Mladic at the start of Bosnia‘s 1992-95 war in the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad 120 kms fromSarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, May 28, 2011. Mladic who has been charged with genocide by the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague for his role in the massacre was arrested by Serbian authorities after nearly 16 years spent hiding from the international justice.

A Bosnian Muslim women throws rose from a bridge into the River Drina during a ceremony organized to commemorate thousands of Bosnian Muslims killed by Serb troops commanded by Ratko Mladic at the start of Bosnia‘s 1992-95 war in the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad 120 kms from Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, May 28, 2011. Mladic who has been charged with genocide by the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague for his role in the massacre was arrested by Serbian authorities after nearly 16 years spent hiding from the international justice.

Bosnian Muslim women throw roses from the Mehmed Pasa Sokolovic bridge in the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad on May 28, 2011, to commemorate the deaths of relatives killed by Bosnian Serb forces in the summer of 1992. The chief suspect for the death thousands of civillians killed in eastern Bosnia, Bosnian Serb wartime military leader General Ratko Mladic, was arrested in neighboring Serbia on May 26, after 16 years in hiding from International Warcrimes Tribunal in Hague.

Bosnian Muslim women react, during a ceremony organized to commemorate thousands of Bosnian Muslims killed by Serb troops commanded by Ratko Mladic at the start of Bosnia‘s 1992-95 war in eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad 120 kms from Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, May 28 2011. Up to 2,000 Muslim Bosniaks have converged on the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad to remember friends and relatives killed there by forces led by Ratko Mladic at the start of the country’s 1992-95 war. They arrived Saturday on buses to throw almost 3,000 roses into the Drina River, which divides Bosnia from Serbia. Mladic was arrested in Serbia Thursday on war crimes charges stemming from the 1995 indictment issued against him by the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands.

Bosnian men carry roses towards a bridge over the River Drina in Visegrad where the roses will be cast into the river during a ceremony organized to commemorate thousands of Bosnian Muslims killed by Serb troops commanded by Ratko Mladic at the start of Bosnia‘s 1992-95 war in the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad 120 kms from Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, May 28, 2011. Mladic who has been charged with genocide by the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague for his role in the massacre was arrested by Serbian authorities after nearly 16 years spent hiding from the international justice.

A Bosnian Muslim woman reacts, during a ceremony organized to commemorate thousands of Bosnian Muslims killed by Serb troops commanded by Ratko Mladic at the start of Bosnia‘s 1992-95 war in eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad 120 kms from Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, May 28 2011. Up to 2,000 Muslim Bosniaks have converged on the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad to remember friends and relatives killed there by forces led by Ratko Mladic at the start of the country’s 1992-95 war. They arrived Saturday on buses to throw almost 3,000 roses into the Drina River, which divides Bosnia from Serbia. Mladic was arrested in Serbia Thursday on war crimes charges stemming from the 1995 indictment issued against him by the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands.

Photo credits: AFP

 

 

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