Genocide in Bosnia

Bosnian Genocide, 1992-1995

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Bosniak witnesses on Serb-run Susica camp near Srebrenica

Bosnian workers, members of the Bosnian commission for missing persons inspect an area for  small body parts  near the rope used to bind victims hands during an exhumation in a small mass grave  found after testimony of an eyewitness, in remote mountain area in the village of Pelemisi, near the Bosnian town Sekovici, 50 kms northeast of Sarajevo, on Monday, May 21, 2007. The forensic team  believe that they are body parts of 6 Bosnian Muslims  held in the Susica camp in Vlasenica near Srebrenicaand killed in spring 1993 by Bosnian Serb forces.

Bosnian workers, members of the Bosnian commission for missing persons inspect an area for small body parts near the rope used to bind victims hands during an exhumation in a small mass grave found after testimony of an eyewitness, in remote mountain area in the village of Pelemisi, near the Bosnian town Sekovici, 50 kms northeast of Sarajevo, on Monday, May 21, 2007. The forensic team believe that they are body parts of 6 Bosnian Muslims held in the Susica camp in Vlasenica near Srebrenicaand killed in spring 1993 by Bosnian Serb forces.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
13 October 1995.

The Hague, Netherlands — A sobbing survivor of a Bosnian Serb prison camp told a war crimes tribunal Friday that roughly two dozen Bosniak women and girls disappeared without a trace after conquering Serbs took them away.

“They started yelling: ‘We want the Muslims to see what our seed [sperm] is,'” Zehra Smajlovic told an emotion-charged court-room.

Another former prisoner testified this week that victims were lashed to an electricity pylon and beaten to death with baseball bats, batons, rifle butts and chains. Others, they said, were beaten, then shot to death.

One man was said to have been beaten so viciously his eye burst out of its socket. Guards threw his disfigured body back into an empty storage warehouse at the camp, where he died. Read the rest of this entry »

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January 3, 2011 at 3:23 am

Zaklopaca Massacre: Serbs slaughter Bosniak women, children and elderly men

Zaklopaca Massacre Memorial

Zaklopaca is a small village located in the pre-war Vlasenica municipality which bordered with the municipality of Srebrenica [today, Zaklopaca is located in the ‘Serb’ municipality of Milici].

The Zaklopaca massacre occurred more three years before the Srebrenica Genocide, at the time when Serb forces were committing a campaign of ethnic cleansing of the Bosniak civilians in the Srebrenica region. According to the Institute for the Research of Genocide, Canada, at least 63 Bosniak women, men and children were slaughtered in the village by Serb forces. According to Helsinki Watch at least 83 Bosniaks were killed including 11 children and 16 elderly persons.

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January 3, 2011 at 2:42 am

250 Muslims Killed in the Cerska Massacre (1993) near Srebrenica

U.N. Commander Treks to Ravaged Bosnian Enclave

A Bosnian Muslim woman who lost her relatives looks at human remains found in a mass grave in the village of Cerska. In March of 1993, more than two years before the 1995 Srebrenica genocide, Serbs overrun the Muslim village and slaughtered up to 250 Bosniak women, children and the elderly men.

A Bosnian Muslim woman who lost her relatives looks at human remains found in a mass grave in the village of Cerska. In March of 1993, more than two years before the 1995 Srebrenica genocide, Serbs overrun the Muslim village and slaughtered up to 250 Bosniak women, children and the elderly men.

Times Daily
6 March 1993.
By George Jahn

TUZLA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — The commander of U.N. troops in Bosnia boldly headed for a besieged government enclave on Friday, hopping to evacuate thousands of desperate Muslim [Bosniak] refugees driven from their homes.

Gen. Philippe Morillon’s trek into the heart of the worst fighting in eastern Bosnia signaled growing international concern over the failure of peace talks and U.S. airdrops to halt the carnage.

Bosnian Muslim man Smajil Hukic, 80, who lost his relatives looks on in front of mass grave in attempt to identify his relatives in a mass grave in the village of Cerska near Srebrenica (formerly in nearby municipality of Vlasenica, now in the Serb municipality of Milici)

Bosnian Muslim man Smajil Hukic, 80, who lost his relatives looks on in front of mass grave in attempt to identify his relatives in a mass grave in the village of Cerska near Srebrenica (formerly in nearby municipality of Vlasenica, now in the Serb municipality of Milici)

President Clinton, referring to the practice of “ethnic cleansing,” said the latest Serb offensive showed that they were succeeding in their campaign to drive Bosnian Muslims from the region. He pledged to tighten sanctions against the Serbs with a further crackdown that a spokesman said would “inflict real pain” on the aggressors.
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December 27, 2010 at 2:21 am

Bosnian Muslim Survivor of the Cerska Massacre (1993) Hid Under Corpses

Survivor Tells of Massacre in Eastern Bosnia

Lodi News-Sentinel
6 March 1993.

Bosnian Muslim man Smajil Hukic, 80, who lost his relatives looks on in front of mass grave in attempt to identify his relatives in a mass grave in the village of Cerska near Srebrenica (formerly in nearby municipality of Vlasenica, now in the Serb municipality of Milici)

Bosnian Muslim man Smajil Hukic, 80, who lost his relatives looks on in front of mass grave in attempt to identify his relatives in a mass grave in the village of Cerska near Srebrenica (formerly in nearby municipality of Vlasenica, now in the Serb municipality of Milici)

ZAGREB, Croatia — A Bosniak [Bosnian Muslim] refugee in eastern Bosnia told a ham radio operator Friday that he survived a Serb massacre because corpses fell on him and protected him from gunfire.

This and other accounts of a massacre Wednesday of scores of people near the embattled Cerska region could not be confirmed. Ham radio and U.N. officials have cited many reports of Serb atrocities during an offensive that began Sunday, but reporters are unable to enter the Serb-besieged area to investigate.

According to the various accounts, Serb gunmen unleashed a barrage of gunfire and grenades on a group of about 100 refugees near Mount Rogasija. Read the rest of this entry »

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December 27, 2010 at 1:17 am