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Bosnian Genocide, 1992-1995

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Legally Validated Doboj Genocide is part of Bosnian Genocide

Doboj was strategically important during the Bosnian War. Before the war (in 1991), the population of Doboj consisted of 41,164 Bosniaks (Muslims), 39,820 Serbs (Orthodox), 13,264 Croats (Catholics), 5,765 Yugoslavs, and 2,536 Others.

In May 1992, the occupation of Doboj by the Serbian forces began. The Serbian Democratic Party took over the governing of the city. What followed was a mass disarming and subsequently mass arrests of all non-Serb civilians (namely Bosniaks and Croats). Many instances of war crimes and ethnic cleansing were committed by Serb forces and at least 1000 Bosniak and Croat civilians were killed in sadistic massacres perpetrated by the Serb military and paramilitary forces. By July 1992, Bosniaks and Croats virtually disappeared from the face of this town. They were persecuted, tortured, many of them fled voluntarily to find safety from Serbian terror campaign, but overwhelming majority were  herded onto trains and sent to Bosanski Novi. There, Serbs separated men from women, and continued to terrorize, rape and  kill Bosniak and Croat civilians.

Serb forces were implicated in the systematic looting and destruction of Bosniak and Croatian homes and villages during the Bosnian War. Women were raped and civilians tortured and killed. Widespread looting and destruction of Bosniak homes and property took place daily and the Bosnian Muslim mosques in town were destroyed. Many of the non-Serbs who were not immediately killed were detained at various locations in the town, subjected to inhumane conditions, including regular beatings, torture and strenuous forced labour. A school in Grabska and the factory used by the Bosanka company that produced jams and juices in Doboj was used as a rape camp. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by genocideinbosnia

January 4, 2011 at 3:48 am