The Association for Social Research and Communications (UDIK) informs the public that on Thursday, 25 February 2016, will organize an activity to mark the anniversary of the kidnapping in Strpci. Half-hour activity will be carried out at noon at Fra Grga Martic Square in Sarajevo. Also, on Saturday, 27 February 2016, UDIK’s activists will attend the central commemoration and wreath-laying in Prijepolje.
The crime named “Kidnapping in Strpci” took place on 27 February 1993 when members of the Serbian paramilitary unit under the command of Milan Lukic, with the logistical support from the Republic of Serbia, kidnapped a group of passengers from Belgrade – Bar train at Strpci station near Visegrad, on Bosnian territory. They kidnapped and killed 19 civilians: 18 Bosniaks, one Croat and one unidentified person. Most of those killed were citizens of Serbia and Montenegro. For this crime were sentenced Nebojsa Ranisavljevic to imprisonment of 15 years and Milan Lukic to life in prison. Also, for the kidnapping of civilians from the train 671 at Strpci station, who were killed in Visegrad, Prosecutor’s Office of B&H charges for 10 persons and the trial is ongoing.
With this activity, UDIK wants to remind the public of Bosnia and Herzegovina on this terrible crime, and attending a wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial complex “Strpci”” in Prijepolje, UDIK wants to pay tribute to the innocent the victims of which were found the remains of two victims, incomplete remains of one victim, and 16 bodies still being searched.