Genocide in Bosnia

Bosnian Genocide, 1992-1995

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Serbs Repeat Massacre, 70 Bosniak Civilians Burned to Death (27 June 1992)

Photo: Bosnian Serb Milan Lukic was a leader of the paramilitary group responsible for burning alive at least 140 Bosniak civilians – including babies and children – in Visegrad during the Bosnian genocide (1992-95)

Two weeks after the Serbs burned alive a group of 70 Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) women, children and elderly on the Pionirska Street in Visegrad (adjoining municipality south of Srebrenica), they repeated their ghastly crimes again.

On 27 June 1992, a group of Serb paramilitary thugs, led by police officer Milan Lukic, detained a new group of about 70 Bosniak civilians – women, children and elderly men. They locked them in abandoned house of Meho Aljic in the settlement of Bikavac in Visegrad.

All the exits had been blocked by heavy furniture and a garage door was also placed against a door to prevent escape. Then, the house was set on fire.

They burned Bosniak women, children and elderly alive. The skin of the victims melted and horrible screams could be heard blocks away. Only one woman survived. Her name is Zehra Turjacanin. Here is her story: Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Systematic Rapes of Bosniak Women and Girls in Visegrad

Published: March 25, 1996.

VISEGRAD, Bosnia and Herzegovina, March 21 — For the thousands of Bosniaks who fled from this town in eastern Bosnia, and for the Serbs who remained, the war has bound this generation and the next to a Serbian militia leader named Milan Lukic.

Witnesses and survivors say Mr. Lukic, 29, killed scores of Muslims in this region from 1992 to 1995. He has not been indicted by the United Nations’ war crimes tribunal in The Hague, and the Serbs in Visegrad say they do not know his whereabouts.

Beyond Visegrad, his name and story are largely unknown. But detailed accounts collected during the last two weeks from witnesses, many of them now dispersed around Bosnia, provide a picture of slaughter, pillage and abuse condoned by the local authorities and Serbian commanders from Belgrade. Read the rest of this entry »