HRA, CCE and ANIMA invited the Government of Montenegro, MI and PD for a memorial gathering on the occasion of 30 years since the Deportation of Refugees

This May marks the 30th anniversary of the committed crime against refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina in Montenegro, known as the Deportation of Refugees.

Non-governmental organisations Human Rights Action (HRA), Centre for Civic Education (CCE) and Center for Women’s Peace Education today sent an invitation for a memorial gathering on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the deportation of refugees to Montenegrin Prime Minister Dritan Abazović, Minister of the Interior Filip Adžić and director of Police Administration Zoran Brđanin.

At noon on Wednesday, 25 May, in front of the Herceg Novi – Security Center, where most of the victims were deported to the Republika Srpska Army on 25 and 27 May 1992, and most of them were killed and others were severely tortured, non-governmental organizations traditionally organize a memorial gathering, on which they lay flowers and pay tribute to the victims.

To date, NGO initiatives to erect a monument to the victims have not been accepted, as well as to declare an official day of remembrance for the victims and for the Montenegrin police to issue an official apology to the surviving victims and families of the deceased for this war crime.