Photos: Serbian War Crimes in Bijeljina & Brcko (Bosnia, 1992)

At the very outset of the Serb-led ethnic cleansing campaign in Bosnia, thousands of Bosniak civilians — women, men, elderly and children — were persecuted, detained, tortured, sexually assaulted, and/or killed in the massacres in towns of Bijeljina and Brcko (close to the Serbian border). 

Na samom početku srpske kampanje etničkog čišćenja Bosne, na hiljade bošnjačkih civila – žena, muškaraca, starijih osoba i djece – su bili progonjeni, zatočeni, mučeni, seksualno zlostavljani, i / ili ubijeni u masakrima u gradovima Bijeljina i Brčko (u neposrednoj blizini granice sa Srbijom).

[Photos 1,2,3,4.E] The first day of Bosnian war (31 March 1992) Serb forces attack Bosnian town of Bijeljina and then hunt down and kill Bosniak civilians. Photo #3 features Arkan Tigers killing and kicking Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians with “Srdjan Golubovic” being identified as the person with a cigarette kicking an elderly woman that was shot by them.  (Photo: Ron Haviv)
[Slike 1,2,3,4.B] Prvi dan rata u Bosni (31. mart 1992) – lokalne srpske i srbijanske snage napadaju Bijeljinu, a zatim love i ubijaju civile bošnjačke nacionalnosti. Na slici # 3 Arkanovi Tigrovi ubijaju i šutiraju  Bošnjačke civile. Vojnik sa cigaretom u ruci koji šutira stariju ženu je identificiran kao Srđan Golubović. (Foto: Ron Haviv)

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Photo caption: see above / Foto objašnjenje: vidi gore.

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[3] Photo caption: see above / Foto objašnjenje: vidi gore.

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[4] Photo caption: see above / Foto objašnjenje: vidi gore.

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[5.E] Collection of photos showing executions of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians carried by Serb forces in the city of Brcko. 
Photo evidence (below), courtesy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at the Hague (ICTY), shows  how Serb police officer Goran Jelisic (aka: “Adolf Hitler” and “Serb Adolf”), was taking a great pleasure in killing Bosniak civilians. He couldn’t keep count how many he killed in total.
[5.B] Zbirka fotografija prikazuje pogubljenja bošnjačkih od strane srpskih snaga u gradu Brčko 1992 godine. Foto dokazi (ispod), izvor Međunarodnog krivičnog suda za bivšu Jugoslaviju u Haagu (ICTY), pokazuju kako srpski policajac Goran Jelisić (poznat kao “Adolf Hitler” i “srpski Adolf”) sa zadovoljstvom ubija civile bošnjačke nacionalnosti. Pošto je pogubio veliki broj civila, ni sam nije mogao precjeniti konačni broj ubistava.

 


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[6.E] Mirela, 23 and Senada Rizvanovic, 17 – both Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) sisters were viciously raped by Serbs in Brcko in 1992. (Photo: Nina Berman)
[6.B] Mirela, 23 i Senada Rizvanović, 17 – dvije bošnjačke sestre su brutalno silovane od strane Srba u Brčkom 1992. (Foto: Nina Berman)

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[7.E] Sabina Rizvanovic, 16, her sister Senada Rizvanovic, 17, and Mirela Rizvanovic, 23. They were rounded up with hundreds of other women and girls and then raped by Serb forces in Brcko. (Photo: Nina Berman)
[7.B] Sabina Rizvanović, 16, njena sestra Senada Rizvanović, 17, i Mirela Rizvanović, 23. su zajedno sa stotinama drugih žena i djevojčica bile brutalno silovane od strane srpskih snaga u Brčkom. (Foto: Nina Berman)


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[8.E] Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) woman Aziza (not her real name) is a 29-year-old mother of 3 who was raped in front of her children by Serbian troops at Brcko in 1992. After repeatedly raping her in front of her children, Serbs then urinated in her children’s mouths. During the entire month of December of 1992, the rapes continued and she was 2-months pregnant (at the time this picture was taken) and wants an abortion. There are at 25,000 documented cases of Bosnian Muslim women who were systematically raped during the Bosnian Genocide (1992-95).  (Photo: Sophie Elbaz)
[8.B] Bošnjačka žena Aziza (nije njeno pravo ime) je 29-godišnja majka troje djece koja je u više navrata silovana pred njenom djecom od strane srpskih vojnika u Brčkom 1992. godine. Nakon silovanja, srpski vojnici su se onda ispišali njenoj djeci usta. Tokom cijelog mjeseca decembra 1992. godine, nastavili su je silovati i ona je bila 2 mjeseca trudna (u vrijeme kad je ova slika snimljena) i željela je aborciju. Postoje 25.000 dokumentiranih slučajeva bošnjačkih žena koje su sistematski silovane tijekom Genocida u Bosni (1992-1995). (Foto: Sophie Elbaz)

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Concentration Camps in Bosnia: Photos of Trnopolje & Omarska

The following is one of the most memorable photo galleries of Trnoplje and Omarska Concentration Camps in Bosnia (courtesy: The International Criminal Tribunal via now defunct blog of Daniel Toljaga)
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U nastavku je jedna od najupečatljivijih galerija fotografija Koncentracionih Logora Trnoplje i Omarska (izvor: Međunarodni krivični sud, a slike prenesene sa bivšeg bloga Daniel Toljaga)

[1.E] A Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) woman and her child in the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992. Women were kept in the camp and brutally tortured and raped. (Photo: Patrick Robert).
[1.B] Bošnjačka žena i dijete u logoru Trnopolje u avgustu 1992. godine. Mnoge žene su držane u logoru i brutalno mučene i silovane. (Foto: Patrick Robert)


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[2.E] Badly emaciated and starving Bosniak civilians in the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992. (Photo: Ron Haviv.)
[2.B] Iscrpljeni i gladni bošnjačkih civila u logoru Trnopolje u avgustu 1992. godine (Foto: Ron Haviv.)

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Badly emaciated and starving Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians in the Trnopolje concentration camp in August of 1992. (Photo: Ron Haviv.)

[3.B] Iscrpljeni i gladni bošnjačkih civila u logoru Trnopolje u avgustu 1992. godine (Foto: Ron Haviv.)

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[4.E] Screenshot of a starving and emaciated Bosniak civilian, Fikret Alic, inside of the barbed-wired Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in August of 1992. (Source: ITN).

[4.B] Screenshot izgladnjelog i mršavog civila bošnjačke nacionalnosti, Fikreta Alića, iza bodljikave-žice unutar koncentracionog logora Trnopolje kod Prijedora u augustu 1992. godine (Izvor: ITN).


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 The concentration camp Manjaca was surrounded by a barbed wire and landmines. Warning sign (visible from center-to-rught) written in cyrillic letters reads “MINES”. (Photo: Patrick Robert).

[5.B] Koncentracioni logor Manjača okružen bodljikavom žicom i minama. Na znaku upozorenja (vidljivom sa sredine na desno) pisanom ćirilicom piše “MINE”. (Foto: Patrick Robert).

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[6.E] The concentration camp Manjaca was surrounded by a barbed wire and landmines. (Photo: Patrick Robert).
[6.B] Koncentracioni logor Manjača je bio okružen bodljikavom žicom i minama. (Foto: Patrick Robert).

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[7.E] Interior of one of many rooms inside of the Manjaca concentration camp. (Photo: Patrick Robert)
[7.B] Unutrašnjost jedan od mnogih prostorija unutar koncentracionog logora Manjača. (Foto: Robert Patrick)


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[8.E] Interior of one of many rooms inside of the Manjaca concentration camp. (Photo: Patrick Robert)
[8.B] Unutrašnjost jedan od mnogih prostorija unutar koncentracionog logora Manjača. (Foto: Robert Patrick)

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[9.E] Serbian concentration camp guard with a machine gun inside of the Manjaca concentration camp. (Photo: Patrick Robert)
[9.B]  Srpski vojnik, čuvar logor, stoji sa mitraljezom unutar koncentracionog logora Manjača. (Photo: Patrick Robert)

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[10.E] Hungry, exhausted and tortured Bosniak prisoners in the concentration camp Manjaca. Thousands of Bosniak men, women and underage girls were imprisoned in concentration camps such as Manjaca, where they were tortured, sexually assaulted, tortured, and killed. (Photo: Patrick Robert)
[10.B] Gladni, iscrpljeni i izmučeni bošnjački zarobljenici u koncentracionom logoru Manjača. Hiljade civila Bošnjaka i Bošnjakinja su bili zatvoreni u koncentracionim logorima poput Manjače, gdje su bili mučeni, seksualno zlostavljani, maltretirani, i  ubijani. (Foto: Patrick Robert)

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[ 11.E] Hungry, exhausted and tortured Bosniak prisoners in the concentration camp Manjaca. Thousands of Bosniak men, women and underage girls were imprisoned in concentration camps such as Manjaca, where they were tortured, sexually assaulted, tortured, and killed. (Photo: Patrick Robert)
[11.B] Gladni, iscrpljeni i izmučeni bošnjački zarobljenici u koncentracionom logoru Manjača. Hiljade civila Bošnjaka i Bošnjakinja su bili zatvoreni u koncentracionim logorima poput Manjače, gdje su bili mučeni, seksualno zlostavljani, maltretirani, i  ubijani. (Foto: Patrick Robert)

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[12.E] Bosniak civilians in the Manjaca concentration camp near Prijedor in August 1992. (Photo: Isabel Ellsen)
[12.B] Bošnjački civilu u koncentracionom logoru Manjača kod Prijedora u avgustu 1992. godine (Foto: Isabel Ellsen)

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[13.E] Ribs and bones, skeleton-like, tortured and starved Bosniak civilian in the Manjaca concentration camp in Bosnia, August 1992. (Photo: Patrick Robert)
[13.B]  Rebra i kosti, nalik kosturu, mučeni i izgladnjivani civil bošnjačke nacionalnosti u koncentracionom logoru Manjača u Bosni, augusta 1992. godine. (Foto: Patrick Robert)

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[14.E] Pictures of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) concentration camp victims in Bosnia are displayed in the Sejkovaca mortuary in Sanski Most close to Prijedor. From the series “Where do we go from here?” (Photo: Ofe Elfenkamper)
[14.B] Slike bošnjačkih žrtava koncentracionih logora u Bosni prikazane u mrtvačnici Šejkovaca u Sanskom Mostu u blizini Prijedora. Iz serije “Gdje idemo odavde? (Foto: Ofe Elfenkamper)

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[15.E] Forensic experts, members of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), search for human remains of Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) concentration camp victims at a mass grave in the village of Tomasica, near the Bosnian town of Prijedor.
[15.B] Forenzički stručnjaci, članovi Međunarodne komisije za nestale osobe (ICMP), traže posmrtne ostatke Bošnjaka, žrtava koncentracionih logora, u masovnoj grobnici u selu Tomašica, u blizini grada Prijedora.


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[16.E] Bosniak detainees in the Trnopolje concentration camp. August 1992. (Source: ITN)
[16.B] Bošnjački zatočenici u koncentracionom logoru Trnopolje u avgustu 1992. (Izvor: ITN)

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[17.E] Aerial view of the notorious Serb-run Omarska concentration camp in north-west Bosnia, near Prijedor, in August of 1992.  (Source: ICTY)
[17.B] Pogled iz aviona na zloglasni logor Omarska u sjeverozapadnoj Bosni, kod Prijedora, u avgustu 1992. godine (Izvor: ICTY)


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[18.E] The Manjaca concentration camp guard identified as Serb Lieutenant Colonel Bozidar Popovic who considered Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) civilians as “Turks” and “worthless garbage.” He was never prosecuted for war crimes and has spent his entire life in hiding.
[18.B] Jedan od čuvara logora Manjača identifikovan kao potpukovnik Božidar Popović, koji je smatrao Bošnjake “Turcima” i “bezvrijednim smećem.” On nikada nije odgovarao za ratne zločine, jer je bio u bjekstvu.

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[19.E] 21-year-old Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) woman Edna Dautovic – one of many women who were tortured, brutally raped, and then killed by the Serbs in the Omarska concentration camp near Prijedor. Pre-war photo of Edna Dautovic courtesy of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).
[19.B] 21-godišnja bošnjačka žena Edna Dautović – jedna od mnogih žena koje su bile mučene, brutalno silovane, a potom ubijene u koncentracionom logoru Omarska kod Prijedora. Predratna fotografiju Edna Dautović iz arhive Međunarodnog krivičnog suda za bivšu Jugoslaviju (MKSJ).

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[20.E] Tortured, beaten, and emaciated Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) men in the Trnopolje concentration camp near Prijedor in August 1992. (Source: ITN)
[20.B] Pretučeni bošnjački civili u koncentracionom logoru Trnopolje kod Prijedora u augustu 1992. godine (Izvor: ITN)

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[21.E] Covert images submitted to the British TV crew by Bosniak Trnopolje concentration camp prisoner Dr. Idriz Merdzanic in August of 1992. By doing this, Dr Merdzanic risked his own life.
[21.B] Bošnjački logoraš iz Trnopolja dr Idriz Merdžanić rizikovao je svoj život da kriomice dostavi slike mučenja britanskoj TV ekipi u augustu 1992. godine.

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Covert images submitted to the British TV crew by Bosniak Trnopolje concentration camp prisoner Dr. Idriz Merdzanic in August of 1992. By doing this, Dr Merdzanic risked his own life.
[22.B] Bošnjački logoraš iz Trnopolja dr Idriz Merdžanić rizikovao je svoj život da kriomice dostavi slike mučenja britanskoj TV ekipi u augustu 1992. godine.

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CONCLUSION: Although no final judgment could be reached In Prosecutor v Slobodan Milosevic due to Milosevic’s premature death, the International Criminal Tribunal did reject Milosevic’s “motion for judgment of acquittal” and concluded on 16 June 2004 that Genocide in fact occurred in seven Bosnian municipalities:

“On the basis of the inference that may be drawn from this evidence, a Trial Chamber could be satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that there existed a joint criminal enterprise, which included members of the Bosnian Serb leadership, whose aim and intention was to destroy a part of the Bosnian Muslim population, and that genocide was in fact committed in Brcko, Prijedor, Sanski Most, Srebrenica, Bijeljina, Kljuc and Bosanski Novi.”

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Mass Rape of Pregnant Bosniak Women: A War Crime Shrouded in Silence

The murder and rape of pregnant women by fighters during the conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina remains one of the least-researched aspects of wartime brutality.

Remains of a pregnant Bosniak woman (name: Zekira Begic-Hrustenbasic) and her unborn baby excavated from the mass grave Suha in Srebrenica region, near Bratunac. They were in May of 1992, more that three years before the Srebrenica genocide. Baby’sundeveloped head, fingers, and legs are clearly visible. The massacre was committed by Serb soldiers around Srebrenica in 1992, more than 3 years before the Srebrenica genocide. The mass grave Suha contained bodies of 30 Bosniak women and 8 children with the youngest child being 2 years old.  Source: Human Rights NGO Truth for Justice, Tuzla.

Remains of a pregnant Bosniak woman (name: Zekira Begic-Hrustenbasic) and her unborn baby excavated from the mass grave Suha in Srebrenica region, near Bratunac. They were in May of 1992, more that three years before the Srebrenica genocide. Baby’sundeveloped head, fingers, and legs are clearly visible. The massacre was committed by Serb soldiers around Srebrenica in 1992, more than 3 years before the Srebrenica genocide. The mass grave Suha contained bodies of 30 Bosniak women and 8 children with the youngest child being 2 years old. Source: Human Rights NGO Truth for Justice, Tuzla.

[ See photos of raped Bosniak women here, herehere, plus more sources… ]

Albina Sorguc — After his release from captivity in August 1992, Musan Sarancic tried to find out what happened to his pregnant wife Sabira, who he last saw alive when they were both imprisoned in detention camps in the southern town of Nevesinje. Saranic remembers the last time they met on June 17, 1992, before he was moved to another detention camp.

“I took off my wedding ring and said to my wife that it might be safer with her. I had a small Koran in my pocket and I gave it to her, too. We looked at each other through tearful eyes and I told her: ‘I hope that they will not touch the women,’” he recalled with a trembling voice.

The bones of an exhumed fetus from a mass grave in Bosnia-Herzegovina at the pathologist's office in Sarajevo. Sabira Sarancic, 20-year-old Bosniak woman was repeatedly raped and then killed by Serb soldiers in a rape camp. Photo: Albina Sorguc.

The bones of an exhumed fetus from a mass grave in Bosnia-Herzegovina at the pathologist’s office in Sarajevo. Sabira Sarancic, 20-year-old Bosniak woman was repeatedly raped and then killed by Serb soldiers in a rape camp. Photo: Albina Sorguc.

“I had the feeling that she knew that we would never see each other again,” he said.

Saranic later learned from his sister, who was also detained at the same detention camp, that Serb soldiers repeatedly took his wife out after dark and that she was in tears when she came back. Continue reading

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MERON: POČAST ZA 1600 UBIJENE DJECE U SARAJEVU

Odata Počast za 1600 Djece Koje su Srpski Zločinci Ubili Tijekom Opsade Sarajeva

Predsjednik Međunarodnog krivičnog suda za bivšu Jugoslaviju (MKSJ) Theodor Meron položio je danas u Sarajevu cvijeće i odao počast ubijenoj djeci Sarajeva (pogledajte galeriju slika), djeci koja su ubijena tokom agresije na Bosnu i Hercegovinu od 1992. do 1995. godine, upućujući izraze najdublje sućuti porodicama poginulih.

Prema procjenama Udruženja roditelja ubijene djece opkoljenog Sarajeva, tokom opsade Sarajeva koja je trajala 1.425 dana i najduža je u modernoj historiji čovječanstva, ubijeno je 1.600 djece. Continue reading

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UHAPŠENO 12 SRBA ZA UBISTVA 150 BOŠNJAČKIH CIVILA

Masakr nad Bošnjacima u selu Zecovi kod Prijedora.

Masakr nad Bošnjacima u selu Zecovi kod Prijedora.

Srpski Masakr nad Bošnjačkim Civilima – Muškarcima, Ženama i Djeci – u selu Zecovi kraj Prijedora

Po nalogu Tužilaštva BiH, u ranim jutarnjim satima 17 novembra provedena je akcija u kojoj je više desetaka policijskih službenika SIPA-e djelovalo po upustvima tužioca i lišilo slobode 12 osoba osumnjičenih za ratne zločine počinjene 1992. godine nad žrtvama bošnjačke nacionalnosti na području općine Prijedor.

Iz Tužilaštva BiH je saopćeno da se radi o predmetu koji spada u kategoriju najsloženijih predmeta u okviru Državne strategije za rad na predmetima ratnih zločina. Continue reading

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Jasenova: Nova masovna grobnica na području Srebrenice

U Jasenovi ekshumirani posmrtni ostaci najmanje 8 bošnjačkih žrtava koje su ubijene iz zasjede tijekom srpske opsade Srebreničke enklave.

Po nalogu Suda i Tužilaštva BiH, ekipa Instituta za traženje nestalih osoba u BiH, na području Jasenove kod Srebrenice ekshumirala je posmrtne ostatke dvije bošnjačke žrtve za koje se pretpostavlja da su ubijeni u zasjedi 7. marta 1994. godine.

- Nakon što smo bezuspješno pretražili pet lokacija na ovom području, konačno su potvrđena naša saznanja da se na ovom području nalazi masovna grobnica. Prema pouzdanim informacijama, ovdje bi trebalo da bude još šest tijela ubijenih Bošnjaka – pojasnio nam je Sadik Selimović, član ekspertnog tima Instituta za nestale osobe.

Ukoliko vremenski uvjeti budu dozvoljavali, radovi na ovom lokalitetu nastaviće se i narednih dana.

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Komšije Srbi joj Pred Očima Strijeljali 5 Sinova

Asim Ibrahimagić se nikada nije oporavio od šoka koji je doživio tog 20. jula 1992. dok je gledao strijeljanje oca i braće. Danas, sa 34 godine, skoro uništenog života, Asim izgleda kao 60-godišnjak i živi u Agićima kod Bosanskog Novog.

Asim Ibrahimagić se nikada nije oporavio od šoka koji je doživio tog 20. jula 1992. dok je gledao strijeljanje oca i braće. Danas, sa 34 godine, skoro uništenog života, Asim izgleda kao 60-godišnjak i živi u Agićima kod Bosanskog Novog.

“Pucali su mu u glavu. Onda su ih sve tukli kundacima, bilo je ukupno 12 Bošnjaka, s mojom braćom i ocem. Strijeljali su ih sleđa. Moja majka i Asim, kojem je tad bilo 12 godina, kojeg nisu izveli, prevrtali su još vruća tijela da vide je li neko ostao živ.”

Užasna tragedija i životna kalvarija majke Have Tatarević iz Zecova kod Prijedora, kojoj su srpski zločinci 1992. godine ubili šestoricu sinova i supruga, nije, nažalost, i jedina. Postojala je na ovom svijetu i Halima Ibrahimagić iz Gornjih Agića kod Bosanskog Novog, kojoj je srpska vojska, pred njenim očima, u prijedorskom selu Bišćani ubila petoricu sinova i supruga. Ispovijest o njoj, ali i svoju ličnu priča njena kćerka Šuhra Ibrahimagić-Zukanović. Continue reading

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