“… Serbs erected Holocaust-like execution camps for Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) and Bosnian Catholics (Croats) to cleanse Bosnia from non-Serbs in 1990s...”
Bolstered by Trump’s fear of Muslims and his affinity for Serbs’ closest ally, Putin, Bosnian Serbs are now empowered with a new kind of audacity. They’ve planned a referendum to secede from Bosnia, as early as this year. Bosnia and Melania’s native homeland, Slovenia...
A day afterwards, the Bosniak-American National Association in New York, said it was “disgusted with the news” that the new government of Prime Minister Dusko Markovic had proposed such a law.
“This is an intolerable and utterly uncivilised act to propose at the national level memorialisation of the birthday of a genocidal poet, author of criminal epic ‘The Mountain Wreath’,” the organisation said in a statement.
Alexander Kneginich, 56, was indicted under seal by a federal grand jury on Dec. 15, 2016, with fraudulently obtaining U.S. citizenship after he emigrated from Bosnia-Herzegovina to the United States. Kneginich was arrested in Kalamazoo, Michigan, this morning, and the indictment was unsealed after his initial appearance.
According to the indictment, Kneginich also lied about his wife’s citizenship, claiming she was an ethnic Croatian and that, because he’s a Serb, they experienced persecution in Bosnia due to their ethnically-mixed marriage.
The long read: In Bosnia, an international organisation is digging up mass graves and using cutting edge scientific research to give victims’ families some sense of closure and justice
The task is to locate and exhume the 40,000 people who went missing after the western Balkan wars – the worst carnage to blight Europe since the Third Reich – then to assemble their remains insofar as they can be found, identify them, give them names, and return these dead back to the living for burial.
None of the three signatories of the agreement is now alive, and neither is Holbrooke. The war in BiH was officially terminated with the initialization of this act on December 14, 1995 in Paris. It was terminated after the genocide in Srebrenica committed on July 11 that year, when the Army of Republika Srpska under the command of Ratko Mladić killed more than 8.000 Bosniaks, mostly men and boys.
Further contributing to the rising tension was the 15 July RSNA decision to organize, on 25 September (one week before municipal elections in BiH), an RS-wide referendum on whether to support 9 January as “Day of RS.”