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).

28 April, 2009



Flashback: What did Bosnian Serbs do in heavily militarized villages around Srebrenica from 1991-1995? They had participated in a number of brutal massacres against the Bosniak population in and around Srebrenica, including nearby municipality of Vlasenica.

On April 25th, 2009, thirty-four Bosniak victims were laid to rest in Vlasenica, at the Rakita cemeteray. Bodies of victims were found in mass graves around Srebrenica. Another fifteen victims are awaiting DNA identification.

The youngest victim was Almir Jahic who was 16 years old at the time of his death. His body was found in the mass grave along with the body of his father who was buried last year. The oldest victim was elderly Melka (Hase) Mekić (1912) who was 80 years old when Serbs from surrounding villages around Srebrenica attacked nearby Vlasenica municipality and killed her.

Among the victims in Rakita there are mother and daughter Almasa and Suada Hajdarevic and Salko and Mehmed Efendic who come from a family in which seven brothers and one cousin were murdered.

Serbs from heavily militarized villages around Srebrenica murdered 2.600 Bosnian Muslim civilians in Vlasenica municipality during the past war. Until now, 650 remains were exhumed and 350 bodies identified.

Serbian NGO "Women in Black" (photo on the left) came to pay their respect to the Bosniak victims of Serb terror around Srebrenica. Their representative, Staša Zajovič, said:

"We are going to Tuzla, Kozarac, Visegrad, to as many places as we possibly can, to places where Serbs committed crimes in our name, led by those who in the name of Serbhood, in the name of Greater Serbia, in the name of criminal politics, those who had committed such horrible brutalities. We express our human responsibility and a community act of solidarity with the victims of these crimes... We are disgusted with the current government in Serbia, as well as with the International community's injustice toward the victims of this crime, which is one of countless crimes committed against the people of Bosnia-Herzegovina, especially against the people of Bosniak nationality."

Only Dragan Nikolic was convicted to 20 years of imprisonment for crimes in this town, while proceedings are ongoing against two more individuals. Other perpetrators are still free.

Here are NAMES of buried victims and FUNERAL PHOTOS:

  1. Hajdarević (Derviš) Almasa (1936-1992)
  2. Hodžić (Ahmo) Sadidin (1965-1992)
  3. Jahić (Avdo) Almir (1975-1992)
  4. Musić (Meho) Mehmed (1928-1993)
  5. Pezić (Sulejman) Enis (1962-1992)
  6. Salkić (Šaban) Nedžada (1974-1992)
  7. Hajdarević (Emin) Suvada (1954-1992)
  8. Heljo (Sejfo) Jasmin (1973-1992)
  9. Salaharević (Muhamed) Edin (1973-1992)
  10. Kičić (Munib) Galib (1974-1992)
  11. Efendić (Ahmo) Mehmed (1973-1992)
  12. Efendić (Ibro) Salko (1964-1992)
  13. Arnaut (Ramo) Selim (1956-1992)
  14. Hidić (Mehmedalija) Hakija (1952-1992)
  15. Durić (Hamid) Osman (1956-1992)
  16. Mekić (Haso) Melka (1912-1992)
  17. Hurić (Himzo) Hajrudin (1965-1992)
  18. Huremović (Mujo) Osman (1927-1992)
  19. Mehmedović (Redžo) Nedžad (1966-1992)
  20. Mehmedović (Redžo) Kemal (1964-1992)
  21. Gagulić (Alija) Hajrudin (1963-1993)
  22. Esmić (Muhamed) Mujo (1959-1993)
  23. Heljo (Sejdo) Paša (1927-1992)
  24. Jašarević (Sinan) Kadir (1959-1992)
  25. Hadžić (Muradif) Enes (1961-1992)
  26. Karač (Hamdija) Sead (1969-1992)
  27. Patković (Huso) Hasib (1940-1992)
  28. Ibralić (Šaban) Husein (1951-1992)
  29. Begić (Hasan) Suljo (1928 -1995)
  30. Ferhatović (Avdo) Advija (1974-1992)
  31. Mušanović (Mustafa) Fahrudin (1961 – 1992)
  32. Mušanović (Mustafa) Mevludin (1958 - 1992)
  33. Kastrati (Ahmet) Rahman (1931 – 1992)
  34. Hodžić (Juso) Rešid (1971-1993).