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Sakib Balic (43) from Konjic. – He was sick and tired of it all. Former volunteer and member of the Croatian Armed Forces (HOS).
He poured gasoline on himself and set himself on fire in front of the Croatian embassy in Sarajevo. The unfortunate man suffered severe leg injury caused by the fire. Members of nearby federal police extinguished the fire and Balic was taken to the hospital in Kosevo
The exact motive is not yet known. It is alleged that he came to the embassy to claim some of his rights. He had previously sent them a letter. Considering the embassy receives citizen claims only between 09.00 and 11.00, and he was late, they told him to come back next day. This made Balic angry and he started to yell and after that he took a bottle of gasoline, poured on himself and set himself on fire.
Sakib Balic gave an exclusive intervju to BN TV where he openly talked about the war crimes committed against Serb civilians in Croatia and Bosnia & Hercegovina (BIH), and of the Islamic terrorist organizations in USA and BIH.
(Clip of the intervju. NO English subs)
Refused to liquidate Serbs and ended up in Camp-Silos
According to an article in Nezavisne he refused to obey orders to liquidate all Serb civilians in the village of Ferhatlija near Pazaric. And because of that he spent a couple of months in prisons and camps of the BIH army.
The crimes in the village of Ferhatlije happened in the summer of 1992. The local Spiro Bratic was killed, his sister Velinka received multiple knife-cut wounds from which she later died. Balic also claims that in the village there were a couple of rapes committed to Serb girls.
In an article in E-Novine, Balic says Ante Prkacin is responsible for the crimes committed against the civilians in Sijekovac.
(Article E-Novine Serbian version: Click HERE) AND (Article E-Novine English version: Click HERE)
”I have testified about the crimes in the Dretelj-camp near Capljina, but the prosecution was not interrested of the crimes committed in Sijekovac”, says Balic adding that the suspects for these crimes are still not processed. Authorities of Republika Srpska is charging Balic as a member of HOS having murdered and abused Serb civilians in the areas of Posavina and Hercegovina.
He says commander in chief of HOS Ante Prkacin, who is also former MP representing Croatian party of rights in the Croatian parliament, is responsible of the war crimes committed against the Serb civilians in Sijekovac 1992. And that he also knows about all crimes committed against the Serbs in Brod.
”Prkacin was the main organizer in the liquidation of the Serb civilians. There were also HOS-units from Ljubusko, Konjic and members of Handzar Divizion made up of Muslim volunteers.” Says Balic. He points out that also regular armed forces from Croatia participated in the crimes. Balic confirms that they intercepted and liquidated a few dozen Roma in the Borda area and who were refugees since the start of the war from Srebrenica.
Doctors were not able to save his life and Sakib Balic died January 2012
Movieclip: No English subs yet
2009 Bosnia Balić: Ante Prkačin responsible for Sijekovac
1992 Bosnia, Sijekovac. Serbs continue to be massacred!