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Husein Vilic

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 21, 2012 by visegrad92

Perucac lake 19.09.2010

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 20, 2010 by visegrad92

On 19.09.2010 a large group of volunteers arrived to Perucac lake to help in digging the ground in search of genocide victims from Visegrad. They worked in front of a restaurant –  a popular tourist site  – where a large number of bones were found. Most skeletons found in Perucac are incomplete because the bodies decomposed in the Drina River –  shattering remains of one body on a large area.

Many victims of the Visegrad Genocide will never be found  but during this action at least some families will find their loved ones.

Exhumations and the search for victims remains will continue for the next couple of days until the Perucac lake is refilled totally. Serbia has ignored calls from Bosnia to delay filling the lake.

Image: Volunteers digging the soil in search of Visegrad Genocide victims. (Photo credits: Velija Hasanbegovic)

Image: Volunteers digging the soil in search of Visegrad Genocide victims. (Photo credits: Velija Hasanbegovic)

Image: Yellow flags indicate a place where a human remain was found. This site is in front of a restaurant – a popular tourist site on Perucac lake.(Photo credits: Velija Hasanbegovic)

Image: Volunteers digging the soil in search of Visegrad Genocide victims. (Photo credits: Velija Hasanbegovic)

Image: Volunteers digging the soil in search of Visegrad Genocide victims. (Photo credits: Velija Hasanbegovic)

Image: Volunteers were transported to Perucac lake from Omeragici village in army trucks provided by BH Armed Forces(Photo credits: Velija Hasanbegovic)

Image: Volunteers were transported to Perucac lake from Omeragici village in army trucks provided by BH Armed Forces(Photo credits: Velija Hasanbegovic)

Image: Volunteers were transported to Perucac lake from Omeragici village in army trucks provided by BH Armed Forces(Photo credits: Velija Hasanbegovic)

Perucac exhumations 10.09.2010

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by visegrad92

On 10.09.2010, the second day of Eid,more than a hundred volunteers from Sarajevo made their way to Perucac lake where hundreds of remains of Bosniak victims from Visegrad lay. They were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces in 1992 and their bodies dumped into the River Drina. The following pictures were taken by Velija Hasanbegovic, a Visegrad genocide survivor and one of the organizers of  the exhumations.

Image: Volunteers make their way towards a exhumation site.

Image:Volunteers make their way towards a exhumation site.

Image: A volunteer digging the soil in search of bones.

Image: Volunteers digging the soil in search of bones.

Image: Volunteers digging the soil in search of bones.

Image: Velija Hasanbegovic (first from left) with a group of volunteers helping with the exhumations.

Photo credits: Velija Hasanbegovic ©

Perucac exhumations – Part 1

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 11, 2010 by visegrad92

Image: Large areas of the Drina River banks are being dug up in search of Bosniak victim remains.(Photo credits: Berina Pekmezovic)

Image: Volunteers dig through the soil looking for remains.(Photo credits: Berina Pekmezovic)

Image: Over 150 volunteers from Sarajevo came to Perucac lake on the second day of Eid to help with the search for victim remains.(Photo credits: Berina Pekmezovic)

Image: Survivors of the Visegrad genocide and organizers of searches for victim remains in the Drina River : Velija Hasanbegovic, a photographer and Hida Kasapovic, President of the “Visegrad 92 “Association. For over a month, Velija and Hida have been traveling to Drina almost everyday, helping investigators in their work. (Photo credits: Berina Pekmezovic)

Exhumations at Perucac lake

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on September 6, 2010 by visegrad92

Perucac lake, a very popular tourist destination for Serbian and foreign tourists has been a large exhumation site in the last month. Over a hundred remains of Bosniak victims from Visegrad have been found. All of them were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces in 1992 and their bodies dumped into the Drina River.

Image: Teeth and a comb of a Bosniak victim found at Perucac lake.(Photo credits: Velija Hasanbegovic©)

Image: Bones of a Bosniak victim found at Perucac lake.(Photo credits: Velija Hasanbegovic©)

Image: Remains of a victim’s jaw found at Perucac lake.(Photo credits: Velija Hasanbegovic©)

Image: A volunteer helping investigators find remains of genocide victims.(Photo credits: Velija Hasanbegovic©)

Image: A plastic bag found on Perucac lake containing bones of a baby along with a child’s comb. ( Photo credits: Hida Kasapovic)

Image: A rope used to tie victim’s hands and a watch found on Perucac lake.( Photo credits: Hida Kasapovic)

Image: A victim’s notebook and a hamajlija (amulet) found in Perucac lake. (Photo credits: Hida Kasapovic)

Image: A victim’s remains along with clothing and boots found on Perucac lake.( Photo credits: Hida Kasapovic)