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.
On today’s date in 1992, over 124 Bosniak Muslims were massacred at Hrastova Glavica near Sanski Most. The people, who were massacred and then thrown in a mass grave which would be discovered in 1998, were detainees of the Omarska and Keraterm concentrated camps.
2020 marks the 25th anniversary of @SrebrenicaUK - a humanitarian cause which @uniofbeds has supported for many years thanks to the efforts of @UoB_ASS students, staff & East of England board members including @helliepeebles1 @SilvermanJon 👏
You are invited to paint #FoundationStonesAtHome to remember #Srebrenica25. Your stone will become part of the new UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre. The Srebrenica genocide will form part of the exhibition in the Learning Centre. Visit: https://t.co/X51xjHJcE8
The survivors of Srebrenica and all people of Bosnia should be entitled to mourn and grieve in peace. Unfortunately, under Dodik’s regime in Republika Srpska this seems to be impossible. This targeting of the 25th commemoration of the genocide is atrocious and must be condemned.