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THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARKALE MASSACRE

     On Monday, February 5, 2018 the activists of the Association for Social Research and Communication (UDIK) will attend the memorial service and pay tribute to Sarajevo’s civilians who were killed on February 5, 1994 at Markale market by the Army of the Republika Srpska (VRS) during the siege of Sarajevo, during the war against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The first massacre occurred on February 5, 1994. 68 people were killed and 144 more were wounded. The massacre occurred between 12:10 and 12:20 PM, when a 120 millimeter mortar shell landed in the center of the crowded marketplace. Rescue workers and United Nations (UN) personnel rushed to help the numerous civilian casualties, while footage of the event soon made news reports across the world. In the first massacre were killed: Senad Arnautovic, Ibrahim Babic, Mehmed Barucija, Camil Begic, Emir Begovic, Vahida Besic, Gordana Bogdanovic, Vaskrsije Bojinovic, Muhamed Borovina, Faruk Brkanic, Sakib Bulbul, Jelena Cavriz, Almasa Cehajic, Zlatko Cosic, Alija Cukojevic, Verica Cilimdzic, Smilja Delic, Ifet Drugovac, Dzevad Durmo, Fatima Durmo, Kemal Dzebo, Ismet Fazlic, Vejsil Ferhatbegovic, Dzevdet Fetahovic, Muhamed Fetahovic, Ahmed Foco, Majda Ganovic, Isma Gibovic, Rasema Hasanovic, Alija Hurko, Mirsada Ibrulj, Mustafa Imanic, Rasema Jazic, Razija Junuzovic, Hasija Karavdic, Mladen Klacar, Marija Knezevic, Selma Kovac, lbro Krajcin, Sejda Kunic, Jozo Kvesic, Numo Lakaca, Ruza Malovic, Jadranka Minic, Safer Music, Nura Odzak, Mejra Orman, Hajrija Orucević, Seid Prozorac, Smajo Rahic, Igor Rehar, Rizvo Sabit, Zahida Sablja, Nedzad Salihovic, Hajrija Smajic, Emina Srnja, Dzemo Subasic, Sacir Suljević, Hasib Sabanovic, Ahmed Sehbajraktarevic, Bejto Skrijelj, Junuz Svrakic, Pasaga Tihis, Munib Torlakovis, Ruzdija Trbic, Dzemil Zecic, Muhamed Zubovic i Senad Zunic.

The Markale massacre is a war crime, another in a series of evidence of the inhumanity, brutality and absurdity of the entire war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This massacre, as well as the siege of Sarajevo, which took place at the very end of the twentieth century, is an act for any condemnation. The marking of the anniversary of Markale massacre should be and remain the true act of fighting against inhumanity and the oblivion of all that evil that happened in Sarajevo in the recent past.

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