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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 ©

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Many faces of Boris Tadic

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on October 2, 2009 by visegrad92

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Last winter, some media in Sarajevo praised Boris Tadic like a national hero when he gave political support for a gas deal between BH Gas and Srbijagas. This occurred while Bosnia like other countries in the region were cut off by Russia. For some reason, some media published news that Boris Tadic “gave gas to frozen Sarajevans” while really Srbijagas sold gas (at quiet a high price) to BH Gas. Thus, Tadic was once again portrayed by Sarajevo media as a “true Bosnian”, a “Sarajevan who did not forget his city” etc. Even Senad Hadzifejzovic, the once popular war journalist in his “Centralni Dnevnik” on Hayat TV praised and thanked Tadic for giving Sarajevo gas.

Most Sarajevans, make a mistake thinking that everyone who is born in Sarajevo is automatically a good guy. When referring to the 4-year long siege, they call the Bosnian Serb Army – “those on the hills” or simply call them “rednecks”. Quickly they forget, that the Bosnian Serb Army soldiers “on the hills” where infect mostly people born and raised in Sarajevo, the masterminds of the Bosnian Genocide wer well educated Serbs and former Sarajevans: Karadzic (psychologist ), Koljevic (Shakespeare expert), Plavsic (Biology professor) to name a few. A couple of Seselj’s Chetnik “Vojvodas”(Dukes) were Sarajevo Serbs.

We also should not forget that Tadic’s father is Ljubomir Tadic, one of the authors of the “Memorandum SANU”, the Bosnian final solution written by the Serb Academy of Science and Arts.

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Lastly, Tadic is a manipulator. He is a liar. He has been interfering in Bosnian affairs since he came to power. For years he claims that Serbia is doing everything in it’s power to arrest Mladic, but evidence has shown that Mladic was hiding in Serbian Army military bases while Tadic was Minister of Defence. In June this year, the Republika Srpska Assembly brought a declaration against the powers of the international community’s Office of the High Representative and the transfer of powers from the entity to the state government. While many criticized this decision, Tadic quickly came to Banja Luka where he met Milorad Dodik and stated:

”Serbia does not accept any policy of imposing solutions. Anybody who wants stability in the area of the western Balkans and Bosnia and Herzegovina wants to avoid the situation in which a legitimate decision of citizens’ representatives are abolished,”

In September this year, Tadic opened a school in Pale, financed by Serbia and named “Serbia” (Pale was the headquarters of  Radovan Karadzic during the aggression). Tadic defended opening this school with this name in Bosnia by saying: “I proposed building a school, for example, in Raška or Sandžak, which would be called ‘Bosna’. I’d happily attend its opening,” he explained.

We doubt however that he would open a school in Raska called “Kosova”.

Serbia involved in war crimes in Visegrad

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2009 by visegrad92

Natasa Kandic, the director of  “Fond for Humanitarian Law” in Belgrade gave a short interview to E-novine, (an online magazine) journalist Bojan Tončić. We have translated the most interesting parts. Read full article here.

Natasa Kandic. Photo by Dragan Kujundžić

Natasa Kandic. Photo by Dragan Kujundžić

All the officers who were in the Visegrad Brigade are pensioned here or are still in the Serbian Army. And the same thing is always repeated: Serbia did not take part in the war, but their officers did and their citizens did.

”It is very important that Milan and Sredoje Lukic were not indicted for command responsibility, they were the direct perpetrators of the most hideous war crimes”, says Natasa Kandic.

”Along with Milan Lukic were many other individuals, even women; sometimes he was a Serb, but when he was to be freed from jail in Belgrade then he was a citizen of another country. During the trial for  crimes committed  against Muslims from Sjeverin, we got a confirmation document that he was a member of the Republika Srpska Army. So he did not commit crimes that were not known of, Republika Srpska and Serbian authorities were fully aware of them. Every week he was in Belgrade, nobody had the intention to arrest him, because it was part of the strategy to full fill an aim with deportations and murders – the creation of  a Serb state.  So, Serbia is involved because all the officers who were in the Visegrad Brigade are pensioned here or are still in the Serbian Army. And the same thing is always repeated: Serbia did not part part in the war, but their officers did and their citizens did. And the officers and policemen who were present there,  refused to help those who survived the live pyres. In that police they were surely people from Serbia”, says Natasa Kandic.

A women from Zvornik who testified against Lukic, a protected witness, said that she was “unfortunately Serb”. “She said that one day she saw Milan Lukic and another man who represented himself as a student from Novi Sad, cutting a man with knifes. She saw Milan Lukic, leading armed children when he and Mitar Vasiljevic murdered Medo Mulahasic on the Drina Bridge, and teaching children how to shoot before that” , says Natasa Kandic