Archive for Novo Rajak

New House For War Criminal Novo Rajak

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on October 27, 2011 by visegrad92

Image: Sentenced war criminal Novo Rajak

On 27.November 2006 the Cantonal Court in Sarajevo declared Novo Rajak, a Bosnian Serb reserve police officer to 14 years in prison for war crimes against Bosniaks in Visegrad during the 1992-95  Aggression. The court convicted Novo Rajak, 41, of crimes against the Bosniak population of the Visegrad area in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina during the early years of the Genocide.

These included the expulsion of Muslim residents from their homes and the destruction of their property. The court also found him guilty of a role in atrocities against Muslim civilians, some of whom disappeared after Serbs captured the enclave of Zepa in 1995.

On 13.10.2011. the Visegrad Municipality signed contracts with 11 families for the reconstruction of their houses. Five of the families were Bosniaks and the rest Serbs. The project is financed by the State Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees.

One of the persons who signed the contract is the wife of war criminal Novo Rajak. Rajak is currently in prison serving his sentence for war crimes committed against Bosnian Muslims during the Genocide 1992-1995.

Image: The signing of the contracts in the Visegrad Municipality.

Who murdered Milan Josipovic?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 21, 2009 by visegrad92

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“It then emerged that in June 1992, a Visegrad police inspector, Milan Josipovic, had received a macabre complaint from the manager of Bajina Basta hydroelectric plant across the Serbian border, asking whoever was responsible to please slow the flow of corpses down the Drina. They were clogging up the culverts in his dam,…”

The Warlord of Visegrad, Ed Vulliamy,Nerma Jelacic, The Guardian, Thursday 11 August 2005

Years later, on 30 March 2005, Milan(48) also known as Mile was shot twice in the chest and in the head. He was in his coffee-grinding shop when his assassin/s shot him from the door. Milan was  a former Police Chief and inspector, who knew a lot about the crimes committed in Visegrad. According to victim groups, he personally took part in these crimes. Until today his  murderers have not been found. Motives for his murder are being guessed: most probably members of the “Preventiva” murdered him because he testified against Novo Rajak in Sarajevo in 2005 for crimes committed in Visegrad. It is believed that Milan had a deal with the prosecutors to testify in the first Visegrad war crimes case.

Just as a reminder, people who took part in the massacre of Bosniaks still live and work in institutions in the Visegrad Municipality. You cannot expect the Visegrad Police  authorities to find Josipovic’s murderers when members of their force are endangered by Josipovic’s testimony.

* Read more on Preventiva in Visegrad here.

* Also see Visegrad in Denial over Grisly Past

Slap memorial for Visegrad genocide victims

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2009 by visegrad92

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Image: Slap near Zepa were bodies of genocide victims from Visegrad were retrieved and buried by local Bosniaks. In 1992 Bosniaks in Visegrad were murdered on the Mehmed-pasa Sokolovic Bridge and on the New Bridge. Their bodies dumped into the Drina river. Read more here.

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Image: Slap near Zepa were bodies of genocide victims from Visegrad were retrieved and buried by local Bosniaks. In 1992 Bosniaks in Visegrad were murdered on the Mehmed-pasa Sokolovic Bridge and on the New Bridge. Their bodies dumped into the Drina river. Read more here.

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Image: The Drina river, the largest gravesite of Bosniaks from Eastern Bosnia.

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Image: Slap near Zepa were bodies of genocide victims from Visegrad were retrieved and buried by local Bosniaks. In 1992 Bosniaks in Visegrad were murdered on the Mehmed-pasa Sokolovic Bridge and on the New Bridge. Their bodies dumped into the Drina river. Read more here.

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Image: Slap near Zepa were bodies of genocide victims from Visegrad were retrieved and buried by local Bosniaks. In 1992 Bosniaks in Visegrad were murdered on the Mehmed-pasa Sokolovic Bridge and on the New Bridge. Their bodies dumped into the Drina river. Read more here.

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Image: Slap memorial for Visegrad genocide victims.

Note: We thank Mevludin Agic for allowing us to use these pictures.

Video of Slap exhumation:

Visegrad Mass Murderers: Novo Rajak

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2009 by visegrad92
Novo Rajak, sentenced for war crimes committed against Bosniaks in Visegrad.

Novo Rajak, sentenced for war crimes committed against Bosniaks in Visegrad.

On 27.November 2006 the Cantonal Court in Sarajevo declared Novo Rajak, a Bosnian Serb reserve police officer to 14 years in prison for war crimes against Bosniaks in Visegrad during the 1992-95  Aggression. The court convicted Novo Rajak, 41, of crimes against the Bosniak population of the Visegrad area in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina during the early years of the Genocide.

These included the expulsion of Muslim residents from their homes and the destruction of their property. The court also found him guilty of a role in atrocities against Muslim civilians, some of whom disappeared after Serbs captured the enclave of Zepa in 1995.

*READ about other Visegrad Mass Murderers:

1. Zeljko Lelek

2. Nenad Tanaskovic

3. Boban Simsic

4. Mitar Vasiljevic

5. Milan Lukic