26. March 1992, Sijekovac – the very first war crime in Bosnia was commited in Sijekovac

Posted on March 26, 2014 by

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Today 26. March 2014. marks 22 years since the massacre of the Serbian civilians committed by the Croatian armed forces and joint Bosnian Muslim and Croatian paramilitary units from Bosnia and Herzegovina . At the same time that was the very first war crime commited in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The first war crime on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina took place in Sijekovac , when on 26 March in 1992,   9 (nine)  Serbs were killed; the youngest victim was seventeen year old Dragan Milosevic , and the oldest one  72 years old  Jovo Zecevic.

sijekovacSijekovac, Bosnia nad Hercegovina: 46 Serbian civilians were massacred –  exhumation of the victims 

Joint Croatian and Muslim forces killed  37  more Serbs during the next few days in  Sijekovac.

The comemoration was attended by the Minister of Labor and Veterans of Srpska Petar Djokic. At  9:30 the Holy liturgy was served  by His Grace Bishop of Zvornik and Tuzla Chrysostom, and at 11.00 also the requiem for the dead Serbian civilians was served.

For the crimes committed against Serbs in Sijekovac no criminal charges have been filed, and no one is held responsible so far.

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