Genocide in Bosnia

Bosnian Genocide, 1992-1995

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A Group of 70 Bosniak Civilians Burned Alive by Serbs (14 June 1992)

Face of Evil: Bosnian Serb Milan Lukic was a leader of the paramilitary group responsible for burning to death Bosniak civilians in Visegrad during the Bosnian genocide (1992-95)

On 6 April 1992 units from the Yugoslav People’s Army (“JNA”) began bombarding the town of Višegrad (adjoining municipality south of Srebrenica) and its environs with artillery.Višegrad is located close to the Serbian border. The bombardment predominantly affected Muslim neighbourhoods and villages.

Once the JNA left on 19 May 1992, local Serb leaders, police and paramilitaries began of the most notorious campaigns of ethnic cleansing, rapes, and massacres in the conflict. Thousands of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men, women, and children were killed and dumped around the town or brought to the historic Ottoman bridge, killed and dumped in the River Drina. Read the rest of this entry »