Important files, photographs and witness records that illuminate the history of the Kosovo war are being kept separately by human rights groups, amateur archivists and the State Archives, as the authorities haven’t managed to establish a proper central archive.
Two small but vocal groups of right-wing Bosnian Serb nationalists exerted pressure that is believed to have caused the authorities in the city of Prijedor to ban this year’s White Armband Day march to commemorate war victims.
Relatives of 46 people who disappeared in the Hadzici area after being detained by Bosnian Serb forces during the war in 1992 rallied outside the state prosecutor’s office, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
A ban on a march commemorating victims of wartime persecution by Bosnian Serb forces in the city of Prijedor, which police say was imposed for security reasons, has been criticised as a violation of civil rights.
After police refused to permit a march to mark White Ribbon Day, the anniversary of the start of ethnic persecution in the Prijedor area in 1992, people gathered in a city square to commemorate the victims.
Commemorations will mark the 29th anniversary of the killings of 116 civilians by Croatian Defence Council fighters in the village of Ahmici and the killings of 15 civilians by Bosnian Army troops in the village of Trusina.