BABY'S GRAVE DESECRATED BY SERB VANDALS IN VISEGRAD
PHOTO: Local Serb vandals killed a dog and placed him next to the planned burial site of a 9-month old Amela Ahmetspahic. (Source: Federal TV Footage)
On Tuesday, June 11th, Bosnian Muslims held a funeral for a nine-month old baby and her family - victims of Visegrad massacre of 1992. Visegrad is a municipality bordering with Srebrenica.
Faced with frequent death threats, survivors of the massacre asked the Serb authorities to send at least one Police officer to secure the funeral from possible attacks. Local Serb authorities in Visegrad refused to offer any assistance.
When saddened relatives arrived at the Stražište cemetery in Visegrad they were shocked to find desecrated baby's grave. The Careva Mosque was stoned and windows broken. The vandals also killed a dog and placed him next to murdered baby's grave.
Bodies of Ibrisim and Smaila Memisevic, their daughter Mediha Ahmetspahic, and nine-month old baby granddaughter Amela, were killed by Serbs in 1992. They were dumped into Veljem Lug mass grave. Six years ago, their remains were excavated from the mass grave and recently DNA identified. Amela's father, Suljo, survived the massacre.
Boban Šimšić, who worked for the RS Police in Visegrad, was found guilty for murders of 3 our of 4 above named victims and sentenced to 14 years in jail.
PHOTO: Coffin of a murdered Bosniak Baby, Amela Ahmetspahic. She was 9 months old when Serbs killed her and her family. Like thousands of other Bosnian Muslims, they were dumped into one many mass graves in Podrinje (region around Srebrenica).
PHOTO: Cemetery Mosque attacked by Serb vandals before a funeral of a murdered Bosnian Muslim baby, Amela Ahmetspahic, and her family in Visegrad.
PHOTO: The Careva mosque was stoned by Serb vandals the night before funeral.