DID YOU KNOW?  -- Three years before the 1995 Srebrenica Genocide, Serbs torched Bosniak villages and killed at least 3,166 Bosniaks around Srebrenica. In 1993, the UN described the besieged situation in Srebrenica as a "slow-motion process of genocide." In July 1995, Serbs forcibly expelled 25,000 Bosniaks, brutally raped many women and girls, and systematically killed 8,000+ men and boys (DNA confirmed).

05 June, 2009


PHOTO: Bosnian Muslim girl pays her final respect to 43 DNA identified victims of the Zvornik massacre. From 1992-1995, Serbs around Srebrenica committed horrendous crimes against the Bosniak population of Podrinje. Just in nearby Zvornik, Serbs had killed 1,573 Bosniaks in 1992. DO NOT FORGET.

CREDITS: All funeral photos courtesy of "Cupo." We thank him for tirelessly documenting war crimes. He is an inspiration to all of us.

On June 1st 2009, Bosniaks paid their final respects to 43 civilian victims from Zvornik. More than 5000 people attended the funeral. So far, 617 victims have already been DNA identified and laid to rest in Gornja Kalesija cemetery. In 1992, Serbs massacred 1,573 Bosniaks in Zvornik.

Bosnian Muslim woman, Šeća Delić, said goodbyes to her two sons - Zijad and Sead.

"We have seen with our hearts and felt with our souls what they had done to us. Sead was only 17 years old. He was attending a school. I begged the Serbs to let him go. They knew he was only a student. Our Serb neighbours from nearby villages came and took my sons. They told me: 'Go home. Nothing will happen to your sons.' They also took my husband, my father in law, 19 members of our family. They killed them all," said Šeća.

The remains of 70 more bodies of the Zvornik massacre victims are located in the Tuzla morgue. They are awaiting DNA identification. Ahmet Grahić, president of the NGO association - Families of Prisoners and Missing Persons from Zvornik municipality - invited relatives of the victims to come forward and provide blood. Only this way, the DNA identification process can be expedited.

In addition to the funeral of 43 Zvornik massacre victims, another 6 victims from the Cikotska Rijeka (Vlasenica) mass grave have been DNA identified. On Monday, their relatives were told to visit the local morgue in Tuzla. All victims were killed on 07.06.1992 in Šadići. The youngest victim was 11 year old girl - Senada Huric.

The list of latest DNA identified victims from Cikotska Rijeka mass grave include: (1.) Hurić (Murat) Alija, born 1926. (2.) Hurić (Halil) Suljo, born 1912. (3.) Hurić (Husein) Senahid born 1977. or Hurić (Husein) Senad born 1976. (4.) Huric (Husein) Senada born 1979. (5.) Hurić (Huso) Husein, born 1949. (6.) Hurić (Salko) Fata, born 1923.