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).

19 December, 2009


Srebrenica massacre suspect Goran Markovic - former field commander of the Bosnian Serb army - was arrested in the north eastern Bosnian town of Bijeljina on Friday morning.

Authorities believe the 46-year-old suspect committed genocide when he commanded a Bosnian Serb police unit that took part in the Srebrenica massacre.

Bosnian Serbs kept the eastern town of Srebrenica besieged throughout the 1992-95. Three years before the genocide, Serbs torched, plundered and destroyed hundreds of Bosniak villages around Srebrenica and neighboring municipalities. Then in July 1995, Serbs overran Srebrenica, slaughtered more than 8,000 Bosniak men and boys, and forcibly expelled 30,000 Bosniaks from their homes.

Goran Markovic is suspected of involvement in the mass killings of Bosniaks in the town. The suspect was a platoon commander of the "Jahorina" detachment of the special police of the RS Ministry of Internal Affairs Police. He was arrested by the State Investigation and Protection Agency (SIPA) on the order of the Office of the Prosecutor with the Special Department for War Crimes (Regional Team VI).

Further Research ? Go ahead:
-1- ICTY Judgment: 40,000 Bosniaks were targeted for extinction in Srebrenica
-2- Children: Newborn babies in a Srebrenica mass grave.
-3- Three years before the 1995 Srebrenica genocide: Bosnian Muslim women, children and the elderly burned alive by Serbs around Srebrenica.
-4- Testimony: Pierre Salignon, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).
-5- Testimony: Christina Schmitz and Daniel O'Brien, Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders).
-6- Testimony: "How is it possible that a human being could do something like this?"
-7- Srebrenica Hero: Naser Oric Case Information Fact Sheet.
-8- No Equivalence Basis: There were NO massacres of Serb civilians by Naser Oric in villages around Srebrenica.
-9- Serbian Propaganda: Photo Forgeries of Serb 'Victims' Around Srebrenica Used for the Purpose of Srebrenica Massacre Justification.
-10- Militarized Serbian Thugs in Villages Around Srebrenica: Take a look at "unarmed" Serb villages around Srebrenica.
-11- Srebrenica Genocide Victims Gassed with Poisonous Chemical Weapons: Zdravko Tolimir (aka: Chemical Tolimir) Denies Charges.

Want to know more? In April 1992, Serb forces with the help of the Yugoslav People's Army carried out a widespread ethnic cleansing of the Bosniak population of Podrinje, the Drina Valley of Eastern Bosnia where Srebrenica is located. At least 40,000 Bosniak refugees flocked to Srebrenica. That number rose to 80,000 by December 1992. Bosniak refugees had been forced to live in the Srebrenica ghetto with little or not means of survival. Serb Army stationed around Srebrenica never demilitarized, even though they were required to do so under the 1993 demilitarization agreements. In 1992, approximately 100,000 Bosniaks had been expelled from their homes in Eastern Bosnia. Additionally, at least 11,391 Bosniaks lost their lives in the region in 1992, three years before the Srebrenica genocide.

Serb forces stationed around Srebrenica constantly attacked neighbouring Bosniak villages, frequently bombarding them from air and with Serbian airplanes. More than 400 Bosnian Muslim villages were destroyed around Srebrenica in 1992.

In July 1995 the Bosnian Serb army staged a brutal takeover of Srebrenica and its surrounding area, where they proceeded to perpetrate genocide. Bosnian Serb soldiers and paramilitary thugs, both groups commonly known as Chetniks (Serbian Nazi collaborators in World War II) separated Bosniak families, forcibly expelled 30,000 Bosniaks, and summarily executed at least 8,372 Bosnian Muslims - boys, men, and the elderly. Srebrenica genocide is remembered the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II.

DNA results of the International Commission on Missing Persons support an estimate of 8,100 Srebrenica genocide victims. As of July 11 2009, the identities of 6,186 genocide victims have been revealed by the DNA analysis.