Thursday, February 7, 2008


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (February 7,2008) – The 14th anniversary of the Markale massacre was marked in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, at the site of the massacre. On that site, 67 Bosnian civilians were killed and 142 wounded by the genocidal Serbian aggressor. A tribute was also paid to all Bosnian citizens killed during the siege of Sarajevo, from 1992 to 1995 during the Serbian,montenegrin and Croatian aggressions against Bosnia.

Numerous citizens and family members of victims placed wreaths and flowers to the memorial, as well as representatives of civil associations of war victims, the President of the Bosnian presidency Zeljko Komsic, a member of the Bosnian Presidency Haris Silajdzic and representatives of cantonal, city and municipal authorities.

A member of the Bosnian Presidency Nebojsa Radmanovic (who is of Serbian origin) did not attend marking of the 14th anniversary of the massacre, in spite of the fact that, as the President Komsic stated, all Bosnian Presidency members had been invited to do so.

Senida Karovic, representative of Association of Citizens, Victims of War, called the Bosnian citizens never to forget this and other crimes and added that justice is personified in punishing all the war crimes’ perpetrators. That would also be the best satisfaction for all the victims’ family members,she said.

11.000 Bosnian citizens were killed during the siege of Sarajevo. Out of that number, 1.601 Bosnian children were killed the genocidal Serbian aggressor . 50.000 Bosnian civilians were wounded. About 329 shells had fallen on the city every day, Karovic stated.

The Bosnian President Zeljko Komsic told the press that Sarajevo will never forget the Markale massacre.

Bosnian Presidency member Haris Silajdzic stated that ethnic divisions in Bosnia are not permissible and that they are a result of use of force, not the flow of history.

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