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Bikavac fire victims

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 21, 2010 by visegrad92

The Bikavac fire was an atrocity perpetrated in Bikavac, near Višegrad, eastern Bosnia, on 27 June 1992 in which at least 60 Muslim civilians, mostly women and children, were killed after the house in which they were confined was set on fire.

The victims included:

Image: Vasvija Bajic(left) and Ramiza Bajic Dudojevic(right)

Image: Behija Sabanovic

Image: Tija Sabanovic

Image: Sevka and Hrustem Murtic

Image: Suhra Murtic

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.”     –   Judge Patrick Robinson

Read more:

+ Bikavac pyre

+ What is Visegrad Genocide?

+ Eliticide in Visegrad

+ Destruction of mosques in Visegrad Municipality