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Radomir Susnjar aka “Lalco” waiting Extradition from France

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2015 by visegrad92

radomir susnjar

Photo: Radomir Susnjar, former Bosnian Serb soldier from Visegrad in Paris Court. Susnjar is suspected of taking part in one of the worst war crimes committed during the Bosnian Genocide 1992-95. He is suspected of taking part in burning alive of around 70 Bosnian Muslim civilians in the Pionirska Street Massacre in Visegrad on 14 June 1992.


Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on July 25, 2014 by visegrad92

After months of operative activities the Prosecutor and Investigators of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH, located the suspect in France. The French authorities were requested to arrest and extradite him to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Following months of verifications and investigative activities the Prosecutor of the Special Department for War Crimes of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH has, together with Investigators of the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH, located the suspect Radomir Šušnjar in the territory of the French Republic.

After he was located, the French judicial and police authorities were requested to arrest him immediately and to extradite him to the Judiciary of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Significant cooperation was achieved with the Office of the ICTY Prosecutor in The Hague during the course of these activities.

Radomir Šušnjar is suspected of being personally and directly involved in committing a horrible crime, publicly known as the “living bonfire” at a house located in Pionirska Street in Višegrad, together with Milan Lukic, who is on trial at The Hague Tribunal, and some other persons.

In July 1992 more than 60 Bosniak civilians, including women and children, from the area of Višegrad were captured in that house and then set on fire, while at the same time automatic weapons were used to fire inside the house.

On that occasion 59 people were killed and only seven of the victims managed to escape and survive.

The suspect Radomir Šušnjar is under investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH and is suspected of having personally participated in the incarceration of the victims in a house in the Pionirska Street and its subsequent setting on fire.

The Prosecutor’s Office of BiH would like to thank the Embassy of France in BiH, the BiH Embassy in Paris, the Judiciary and the Police of the French Republic, the Interpol office in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Central Office of Interpol in Lyon, the Court of BiH, the Office of the Prosecutor at the ICTY and all other institutions that have helped in tracing, locating and the arrest of this suspect.

The Prosecutor’s Office of BiH expects that he will soon be extradited to BiH Judiciary hence the activities in the aim of indicting continue. The aforementioned event is a clear message to all war crimes suspects that the Prosecutor’s Office of BiH and law enforcement agencies will locate and prosecute the suspects no matter where they are hiding, all n the interest of the rule of law, peace and reconciliation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Murka Velic

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Fatima Velic

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Bisera Kurspahic

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Bisera (Alija) Kurspahic


Godisnjica zive lomace u Pionirskoj ulici

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 10, 2012 by visegrad92

Udruženje “Žena-žrtva rata” Vas poziva da nas svojim prisustvom počastite na komemoraciji dana 14.06.2012. godine u 12,oo sati kada se navršava 20 (dvadeset) godina od stravičnog zločina (genocida) izvršenog nad višegradskim Bošnjacima u Pionirskoj ulici (kuća Adema Omeragića), gdje je živo zapaljeno više od 70 civila, pretežno žena i malodobne djece, starih i iznemoglih osoba. Najmlađa žrtva koja je imala samo 2 (dva) dana, nije uspjela ni ime dobiti.


U znak sjećanja na ove žrtve, Udruženje “Žena-žrtva rata” će u naprijed navedenom terminu, s preživjelim žrtvama, članovima porodica živo spaljenih civila Bošnjaka, obilježiti 20 godina “ŽIVE LOMAČE”.


Za zločin “Živa lomača” prvostepenom presudom osuđeni su u Haškom tribunalu Milan Lukić na doživotnu kaznu zatvora, Sredoje Lukić na kaznu zatvora od 30 godina.


Poslije komemoracije proučit će se Jasin žrtvama višegradskog genocida.


Molimo Vas da potvrdite Vaše prisustvo na ili na telefon 033 628 121 ili mob. 061 929 406 najdalje do 10.06.2012.godine.


Prevoz obezbjeđen ispred Zemaljskog Muzeja sa polaskom za dan 14.06. 2012. godine u 8 sati.


S poštovanjem,


Bakira Hasečić

The search for Pionirska’s victims goes on

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 14, 2011 by visegrad92

Today experts from the Missing Persons Institute (BH state institute) searched the area around Adem Omeragic’s house in Pionirska street in search of any evidence of the remains of victims from the massacre. Only bullet shells and remains of house items were found.

Here are some pictures from today’s search:

Image: Bullet shells found around the house. Victims were shot at as they tried to escape from the burning house.


Life sentence for Milan and Sredoje Lukic

Legacy of truth

Adis Delija

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 4, 2011 by visegrad92

Image: 2 year old Adis Delija and his mother Jasmina were burnt alive in Adem Omeragic’s house in Pionirska Street on 14 June 1992 by Bosnian Serb Army soldiers and policemen.

Call for proposals – Pionirska Street and Bikavac massacre monuments

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 18, 2010 by visegrad92



The results and best proposal will be published on VGM!


Judge Patrick Robinson, President of the International Criminal Tribunal
for the former Yugoslavia, passing sentence on two of the prime culprits, observed that:

“In the all too long, sad and wretched history of man’s inhumanity to man, the Pionirska Street and Bikavac fires must rank high. At the close of the twentieth century, a century marked by war and bloodshed on a colossal scale, these horrific events stand out for the viciousness of the incendiary attack, for the obvious premeditation and calculation that defined it, for the sheer callousness and brutality of herding, trapping and locking the victims in the two houses, thereby rendering them helpless in the ensuing inferno, and for the degree of pain and suffering inflicted on the victims as they were burnt alive.”

The two massacres, in which nearly 150 Bosniak civilians – women, children and elderly – were burned alive by Bosnian Serb Army soldiers, took place in June 1992 in the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad.

The few survivors and relatives of the victims are anxious to have memorial monuments erected at the two localities to honour the memory of those who perished and to serve as a reminder to future generations.

Image: The house of Adem Omeragic in Pionirska Street where around 70 Bosniak civilians were burned alive by Bosnian Serb soldiers. (Photo credits: ICTY)
Image: The area where Meho Aljic’s house on Bikavac used to stand. Around 70 Bosniak civilians were burned alive by Bosnian Serb soldiers. The house was later bulldozed and evidence destroyed.(Photo credits: Prof. David Pettigrew)

The Pionirska Street and Bikavac Massacres Memorial Committee therefore wish to invite proposals from which architectural designs for two monuments will be chosen.

The monuments will be respectful, simple, robust and appropriate to their site.  The Committee has no revenues of its own and in the absence of external funds the monuments project is being proposed as a public interest scheme.

Interested applicants should bear this in mind and submit their designs on a pro bono publico basis, in the anticipation that no fee or expenses will be paid. It is hoped that the memorial monuments will be in place ahead of the twentieth anniversary commemoration events in 2012.

For general background information and details of the Committee’s specific requirements, architects interested in contributing to the remembrance of these two terrible crimes should initially contact


Bikavac Revisited 27.06.2010
Visegrad, memory and justice by Peter Lipmann
– Visegrad: Remembering the Bikavac fire massacre by Sarah Correia