Memorial service for Serbs killed in Srebrenica, Bratunac and Skelani served
Posted on July 21, 2013 by Grey Carter
In the area of the Drina river, between 1992. – 1995. the members of the so-called. Army of Bosnia from Srebrenica, according to the investigation of war crimes, killed 3,267 civilians and soldiers of Serbian nationality -
Serbs from Bratunac marked twenty-one years of the murder of 8 civilians of Magašići village, including six women.
Just five days later, seven residents of Serbian nationality in the neighboring village Hranca have been brutally executed, and the village was set on fire, reported the RTRS.
The memorial was served by Bishop of Zvornik – Tuzla Chrysostom who said that one of his priorities after his arrival to the Diocese of Zvornik-Tuzla is to visit all the places of execution, particularly in the Drina valley.
“These places of executions are scary, places of total destruction of the Serbian people, and we can speak about the genocide committed against the Serbian people in the Drina valley,” said Bishop Chrysostomos.
The OTHER Srebrenica massacre
by JONATHAN DAVIS on 13 JULY 2009
From B92 News – “B. Serbs mark anniversary of massacre”
BRATUNAC — Serbs in Bratunac and Srebrenica, eastern Bosnia, are today marking 17 years since the massacre of more than 3,200 of their compatriots.
They were killed in 1992 and 1993 by the forces led by Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) Naser Orić.
On July 12, 1992 alone, 69 Serbs were killed, 70 were wounded in the areas of Biljača, Sasa, Zalazje and Zagoni, while 19 are still listed as missing.
No one has been brought to face justice for this, or any other crime committed against the Serbs of Srebrenica and Bratunac.
Orić was in 2008 acquitted by the Hague Tribunal. The court explained that there was insufficient evidence to prove his command responsibility for the crimes.
The “acquittal” of Oric incensed Serbs and totally destroyed what little faith Serbs had in the ICTY. It was also the last straw for me. Serbs imprisoned for 40 years, whilst equally guilty Croats, Bosnians and Albanians were let off because of witness intimidation or given paltry sentences.
One has to wonder how any court could not relish giving ALL of these murdering scum massive sentences?
Serb victims from Srebrenica region remembered
Source: Beta, Tanjug
SREBRENICA -- Seven recently identified Bosnian Serb soldiers, killed on July 12, 1992 in the village of Zalazje near Srebrenica, have been laid to rest today.
This coincided with memorial services dedicated to 69 Serbs murdered and 22 imprisoned on that day in the same area.
A total of ten bodies were exhumed in 2010 when a Bosnia-Herzegovina Institute for Missing Persons was looking for the remains of Bosniaks (Muslims), to come across a mass grave of Serb victims, which, said reports, "were recognized by the insignia on their uniforms".
On Thursday, the 20th anniversary of the killing of Serb civilians and soldiers in the Srebrenica region is being marked.
Liturgies were served, and flowers and wreathes placed on memorials dedicated to the victims.
On July 12 1992, Bosnian Muslim forces led by Naser Orić raided several villages in the Srebrenica and Bratunac area, as Orthodox Serbs were marking the Feast of St. Paul and Peter.
69 Serb civilians and fighters were killed that day, while 22 were taken prisoner. Ten of those were recently identified when their remains were discovered.
Families seek explanation
The ten victims whose bodies were exhumed on June 10, 2010, were laid to rest today - seven at the Military Cemetery in Bratunac, one in the family graveyard in Zajazje where he was captured 20 years ago while defending his village and family, while two victims were buried in Serbia, where their families live today.
Their families, however, accuse the Identification Center in Tuzla of foul play: that this institution removed some parts of the skeletons in order to hide the nature of the crime committed against the Serb prisoners, Srna news agency is reporting..
Staka Cvjetanović, the widow of Ivan Cvjetanović, told journalists that she believes broken bones were removed at the Center in order to hide the fact that the prisoners were beaten and then massacred.
"We learned from our Bosniak neighbors who spent the war in Srebrenica that the prisoners were tortured inside and in front of the police station in Srebrenica, and were then, beaten and mutilated like that, taken to Zalajze, where their throats were cut, they were killed in a vicious manner," she told RTRS.
Cvjetanović also pointed out that broken bones were separated from the skeletons although they were complete at the time of the exhumation.
Slađana Jeremić, the daughter of murdered Nedeljko Gligić, says the families were receiving anonymous phone calls and information from Tuzla, related to the identification process:
"For that reason we demanded that the identification be done in the Serb Republic, which took place on March 7 this year after much obstruction and many problems, when the skeletons were transported to the Miljevići Memorial in East Sarajevo."
She also claims that one member of the Bosnian Institute for Missing Persons who was present during the exhumation told the families that at that point, the remains were complete. However, they were later receiving information from Tuzla the identification of separate bones, which prompted them to become suspicious.
When they asked for information that would clarify this situation, no answer was given either by the Tuzla, or the Bosnia-Herzegovina prosecution.
Jeremić also noted that some bones went missing at a later date, although complete skeletons were taken to Tuzla.
She explained that the left forearm and several ribs were missing from her father's remains, while four others were missing whole spines and some other bones.
The families are exhausted after several years of uncertainty and efforts to find out the truth about the manner in which their loved ones were executed, Jeremić underlined.
There is no problem when victims are Serbs, no CNN or BBC to run pictures of grieving Serbs like they do with muslims.
There are so many photos of massacred Serb civilians yet there are none of massacred muslim civilians, even the muslim soldiers who were killed were not massacred. How does the media explain that? They don't.
Even in Serbia, since NATO puppets took over the country in 2000, images of slaughtered Serbs, or Serbian grieving, are banned from 'Serbian' television, while the very same television bombards the sheep with lies about Serbian genocidal maniacs killing innocent muslims, all in an attempt to make NATO's aggression appear legitimate in the eyes of the very people that NATO attacked