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Destruction of the mosque in Medjedja

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 9, 2011 by visegrad92

Image: The old- Ottoman mosque before the dam was built.

The new mosque in Međeđa had been built just before war, to replace the Ottoman-era mosque in the old village of Međeđa, which was lost beneath the waters of the Drina reservoir when the new hydroelectric dam near Višegrad was completed in 1989. The village of Međeđa was relocated to higher ground and a new mosque was built in 1991.

Image: Mededja in 2000. Burned to the ground during the Serb offansive and while filming “Pretty village, pretty flame”. Medjedja fell under Serb-control in May 1993.

Image: The rubble of the destroyed mosque in 2000.

Image: The re-constructed mosque in 2009.

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Destruction of the Kaostice mosque

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 9, 2011 by visegrad92

Image: Rare pre-war image of the mosque in Kaostice

Image: Remains of the Kaostice mosque which was set ablaze in 1993.

Image: Remains of the Kaostice mosque which was set ablaze in 1993.

Image: Remains of the Kaostice mosque which was set ablaze in 1993.

Image: The Kaostice mosque rebuilt in 2008.

Destruction of Zlijeb Mosque

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2009 by visegrad92

Žlijeb is a village in Visegrad Municipality. According to the 1991 census, it had a population of 179 out of which 142 were Bosnian Muslims. The entire Muslim population was either driven out, murdered or sent to concentration camps in the Visegrad Municipality. All Bosniak property was destroyed and the village  mosque was burnt down and the minaret dynamited. Until now only Boban Simsic has been on trial for crimes committed in this village.

Visegrad-Zlijeb-enterijer srusene dzamije

Image: The interior of the Zlijeb mosque built in 1550.

Visegrad-Zlijeb-enterijer srusene dzamije-1

Image: A tree has grown in the middle of the mosque. In the rear is the mihrab.

Visegrad-Zlijeb-minirana i zapaljena dzamija

Image: The mosque burnt down and the minaret dynamited.

Visegrad-Zlijeb-srusena dzamija

Image: The mosque burnt down and the minaret dynamited.

Visegrad-Zlijeb-srusena dzamija-1

Image: The mosque burnt down and the minaret dynamited. Notice the top of the minaret stuck in the ground due to explosion.

Visegrad-Zlijeb-srusena dzamija-2

Image: The top of the minaret stuck in the ground due to explosion when the minaret was dynamited.