This May we will mark one more anniversary of the deportation of Bosnian-Herzegovinian refugees from Montenegro in 1992.
On 27 May it will be exactly eighteen years since one of the buses of refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina, then arrested in Montenegro, was sent from Herceg-Novi to Republika Srpska in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where soon after crossing the border all the passengers of Bosnian Muslim origin were executed. Precise location of their execution has not been established, nor were the remains of all the victims found.
Non-governmental organizations will once more support the victims’ families in their painful efforts to make sure that sufferings of their loved ones are not forgotten, and remain as a permanent warning to future generations.
We would like to invite all persons interested to join us on Thursday, 27 May 2010, at noon, in front of the Security Center Herceg-Novi, where the refugees were sent on their journey in 1992, the majority of them to immediate death. We will lay flowers and honor the victims and their families and require from authorities to raise a monument in that location, as a lasting message that nothing similar shall ever happen again in the territory of Montenegro.
Ljupka Kovacevic, coordinator of ANIMA – Center for Women and Peace Education Tea Gorjanc Prelevic, Executive Director of Human Rights Action
Daliborka Uljarevic, Executive Director of the Center for Civic Education
Jasenka Perovic, President of the Association of Families of victims of deportation of Bosnian-Herzegovinian refugees from Montenegro in 1992
Ljiljana Raicevic, Director of Women Safe House
Seki Radoncic, journalist