Jovan Divjak was a Commander of the Territorial Defence in Sarajevo when the war in Bosnia began. In April 1992, he stayed in Sarajevo to be part of the multi-ethnic ABiH, defending the city and its civilians.
Nusreta Sivac was of 37 women taken to the infamous Omarska camp in Prijedor, and subjected to unimaginable sexual violence. Nusreta has bravely spoken out about her experience and encouraged others to do the same.
Predrag Pašić was an international footballer before the war. When Bosnian Serb forces surrounded Sarajevo, he had the choice to leave the besieged city. Instead, he chose to stay and to set up a football school for children of all faiths and ethnicities.
At the age of 15, 'Mirsada' was imprisoned in a rape camp as part of the campaign of 'ethnic cleansing' taking place across Bosnia. She has shown incredible courage to survive, raise a family and now tells us her story.
"This decision undermines the rule of law and prospects for long term stability and reconciliation": New Statement by UN Special Adviser on Prevention of Genocide, Mr Dieng on Republika Srpska revoking endorsement of the 2004 Srebrenica Commission Report. https://t.co/piJHtcThlc
It's #FollowFriday, we recommend following our colleagues at @PCRCBiH. Amongst other important initiatives, the Post Conflict Research Centre are compiling survivor stories as part of their 'Ordinary Heroes Peacebuilding Program'. #ActsofCourage https://t.co/ugINz2P6I5
Dodik govt has moved to scrap RS' own acknowledgment of genocide in #Srebrenica from 2004. The move has been roundly condemned by the international community. But it's as much an act of revisionism as it is proof of future intent to do more violence. https://t.co/235S7NyAeP
UN Human Rights Chief Zeid condemns the decision of the Republika Srpska National Assembly in #BosniaandHerzegovina to revoke its endorsement of the 2004 #Srebrenica Commission Report.
“I think I’m only alive to tell the world about what I saw.”
Since last august, Rajuma and some 700,000 Rohingya have crossed the border into Bangladesh with harrowing stories of murder and rape. #RohingyaCrisis @RollingStone