SO WE KNOW: Štrpci, February 27, 1993

18 years ago, on February 27, 1993, 19 civilians (18 Muslims and one Croat) were abducted from a train 671 going from Belgrade to Bar.

The Republic of Srpska Army, under the command of Milan lukić, killed Nijaz Ličina, Fehim Baki, Rifat Husović, sixteen-year-old Sead Dečević, Ismet Babačić, Halil Zupčević, Adem Alomerović, Rasim Ćorić, Fikret Memetović, Fevzi Zeković, Nijazim Kajević, Muhedin Hanić, Safet Preljević, Džafer Topuzović, Jusuf Rastoder, Zvezdan Zulčić, Tomo Buzov, and nineteen-year-old Esad Kapetanović.

Mortal remains, which were identified in a DNA analysis to belong to Halil Zupčević, were found on the bank of lake Perućac, in the village of Sjedača, located some 30 km from Srebrenica. Last summer, after the inspection of Lake Perućac, mortal remains of Rasim Ćorić from Prijepolje and Jusuf Rasoder from Berane were identified.
ICTY rendered a first instance judgment convicting Milan Lukić for crimes committed in Višegrad, but not for the crime committed in Štrpci.


SO WE KNOW: Kukurovići, Februar 18, 1993

On February 18, 1993 members of the Užice Corps of the Yugoslav Army (YA) committed an artillery attack on the Kukurovići village, located along the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, on which occasion three people were killed: Uzeir Bulutović, Mušan Husović, and Fatima Sarač. Fearing for their lives, remaining residents fled the village, leaving their property behind to be destroyed and torched down.


We Have To Know: Paulin Dvor, December 11, 1991

Members of the 130th Battalion of the Croatian Army (CA) killed 18 Serb civilians in the village of Paulin Dvor, in the vicinity of Osijek, on December 11, 2010. The names of these civilians are: Milan Labus, Spasoje Milović, Bojo Grubišić, Božidar Sudžuković, Bosiljka Katić, Boško Jelić, Milan Katić, Dmitar Katić, Draginja Katić, Vukašin Medić, Darinka Vujnović, Anđa Jelić, Milica Milović, Petar Katić, Jovan Gavrić, Milena Rodić, Milka Lapčević, and Mariju Sudžuković.


WE SHOULD KNOW THE FACTS: Ovčara, November 20, 1991

Shortly after the fall of Vukovar on November 20, 1991, members of the Yugoslav National Army (JNA) took from a hospital in Vukovar over 200 wounded and sick patients, including civilians and members of Croatian armed forces, and drove them to the agricultural farm in Ovčara.


We Should Know the Facts: Sjeverin, October 22, 1992

Eighteen years ago, on October 22, 1992, Muslims from Sjeverin were on their way to Priboj, taking care of their daily business, riding on a bus from Rudo to Priboj across the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, just like any other day.


We Should Know the Facts: Mrkonjić Grad, October 10, 1995

In the Croatian armed forces offensive on Mrkonjić Grad municipality on October 10, 1995, 480 Serbs were killed or disappeared. Up to this date, only 219 bodies were found and identified.

According to the data the Humanitarian Law Center (HLC) obtained in March and April 1996 during the exhumation of bodily remains buried in the Orthodox Christian’s cemetery in Mrkonjić Grad, the remains of 181 were found in that location. On that occasion forensic experts identified 136 bodies: 34 civilians (nine women and 25 men) and 102 members of the Army of Republika Srpska. Seven unidentified bodies were in civilian clothes (two women and five men) and the remaining 38 unidentified bodies were in military uniforms.

Out of 136 identified bodies 25 were civilians between the age of 60 and 88 years. The oldest indentified male victim was Jovan Lazendić from Podbrdo, who was 91 years old when he was killed, and the oldest female victim was Ljubica Oroz from the village of Bočac, Mrkonjić Grad municipality, who was killed at the age of 90.


We Should Know the Facts: September 9, 1993 – Medak Pocket, Croatia

In the joint operation by Croatian military police conducted in the period from September 9 – 17, 1993, Croatian armed forces killed 36 civilians and several soldiers after they had been captured. For the duration of the operation between 40 and 45 members of the police and Army of the then-Republic of Serbian Krajina were killed.


Memorial for Victims of Abduction at Štrpci 27 February 2009

The memorial for victims of the kidnapping from train number 671 going from Belgrade to Bar, who were citizens of Serbia and who were killed only because of their names and religion, will be opened on Friday 27 February 2009 in Prijepolje, 16 years after the crime was committed. Representatives of Women in Black, Youth Initiative for Human Rights, Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights and the Humanitarian Law Center will attend the opening of the memorial for victim of this crime.