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Resad Mucovski

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on January 5, 2013 by visegrad92

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Resad (Avdija) Mucovski

1968-1992

Exhumed in Slap, Zepa

Safet(Jusuf) Smajlovic

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 12, 2011 by visegrad92

Safet (Jusuf) Smajlovic

(1.7.1955. – 27.6. 1992)

Safet lived in Lasci near Visegradska banja. He worked as a mechanic in Garce, Visegrad.  He was last seen at the old railway station in Visegrad on 27.06.1992. with his family – his mother  Hajrija (Halima) Smajlović, his sons Senad (Safeta) Smajlović and  Kemal (Safeta) Smajlović and his wife Nesiba (Nesiba) Smajlović. The are all missing ever since.

* Safet’s body was retrieved from the Drina and buried in Slap. He was identified by DNA analysis and will be buried in Visegrad this year.

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:

Exhumation of genocide victims in Slap, Zepa

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2009 by visegrad92

It was the Drina river–which flows through Foca, Visegrad, Goradze, Zepa, and Slap on Zepa in the Podrinje region–that brought the first signs of the massacre in Visegrad to the neighboring villages. On a late spring day in 1992, 72-year-old Mehmed Tabakovic and some fellow villagers from Slap on Zepa found a dead body floating in the Drina river. “We took the body from the river and buried it in our village cemetery. Nobody knew who he was or what was happening,” Tabakovic said. But that was just the first body and hundreds more would follow. “The bodies stank badly. In 15 days, we took about 250 bodies from the river. But I’m sure there were many more that were sucked down to the floodgates where they remain trapped at the bottom of the river to this day.”

It was a clandestine operation that Tabakovic and the villagers conducted in the dark and quiet of night to avoid the Serbian snipers surrounding them on all sides from the hill tops. Together, some 50 villagers organized a secret volunteer brigade to haul the bodies out of the river and bury them unnoticed. A couple of the men were from Visegrad and could identify some of the bodies. “For me, the most terrible experience was when one 20-year-old boy recognized his mother’s body floating in the river,” he said.

Excerpt from “Has Anyone seen Milan Lukic? “, Anes Alic & Jen Tracy, 7.9.2001.