3,000 Roses were thrown into the Drina River for the same Number of Bosniaks killed in Visegrad

Organized by the Association of Families of Missing Persons “Visegrad 92”, the Association “Women – Victims of War” and the Majlis of the Islamic Community of Visegrad, today marked the 29th anniversary of the suffering of Bosniaks in this city.

From the Mehmed-pasha Sokolovic Bridge, 3,000 roses were thrown into the Drina River for the same number of Bosniaks killed in Visegrad.

At the Straziste cemetery, the prayer and organized visits to the locations of the Visegrad live bonfires, Pionirska Street and Bikavac, where more than 130 people, including a large number of women and children, were set on fire on 14 and 27 June 1992, were studied.

The survivors of Visegrad are still searching for the remains of their loved ones and remind that in June, most people were killed who were mistreated and abused in the most monstrous ways. “Most of them were killed on the bridge, they brought women, children and the elderly, they were killed and thrown into the Drina, some would be tied up, thrown into the Drina, and only then shot at. They tied people with wire and threw them into the water, burning some, killing them with a knife or a bullet. When we searched the Drina riverbed with a group of people in 2009, we found the bones of people who were thrown into the Drina, but we did not find their skulls, we found a bag with the bones of a murdered child who was thrown into the Drina “, says Suljo Fejzic.

According to the Association of Families of Missing Persons “Visegrad ’92”, this is a municipality in which 127 children were killed.

“These are mostly children under the age of 15, along with all the other horrific crimes committed in these places. It is impossible to find the tombs because no one will say where they are. It is difficult to find the remains, a large number remained in Perucac “, points out the president of the association, Hedija Kasapovic.

Milan Lukic was sentenced to life imprisonment before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) for crimes in Pionirska Street and Bikavac, while Sredoje Lukic was sentenced to 27 years in prison. So far, 18 criminals have been convicted of crimes in Visegrad, three of them at the Hague Tribunal. A total of 247 years in prison and one life sentence were handed down.

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