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.
Tomorrow marks #WhiteArmBandDay. In 1992, as Serb forces took over Prijedor, they ordered the “non-Serb” residents to mark their homes with white flags and themselves with white arm bands to be identified. They were then murdered or sent off to concentration camps.
Another excellent Remembering Srebrenica NI meeting making plans for July - this time all on-line. Plenty will be taking place - watch this space. And don't forget the main commemoration on these islands will be shown at 7pm on 11th July - details on how to watch will follow.