Bosnians commemorate Prijedor massacre victims

3,173 civilians were killed in 1992 by Serbian forces during the Bosnian war.

Bosnians commemorate Prijedor massacre victims

World Bulletin/News Desk

Scores of Bosnian human rights activists and citizens commemorated on Saturday the victims of 1992 massacres in the northwestern Bosnian town of Prijedor.

Sporting white ribbons on their arms, the crowd commemorated the ethnic cleansing victims who were killed by ethnic Serbs during the Bosnian War.

Back in 1992, Serbian forces forced Bosnians to hang white sheets outside of their windows in order to ease the identification of them. Thousands of those who hung the sheets were killed later.

The human rights group “Because I Care” and many citizens placed 102 roses in the town where 102 children were killed during the war. Citizens collected signatures to build a monument in honor of the murdered children.

Edin Ramulic, representative of another human rights group “Izvor," told AA that every year Prijedor should face with the fact that 3,173 civilians were killed in the town during the war.

“I am sure that one day everyone will know what happened here,” Ramulic said.  “In many regions of Bosnia-Herzegovina, we have the problem of reconciliation with the past, as some do not come up against the wartime atrocities."

 

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