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Following a declaration of national sovereignty on 15 October as the former Yugoslavia began to disintegrate, a referendum for independence was held on 29 February The result, in favour of independence, was rejected by the political representatives of the Bosnian Serbs who had boycotted the referendum.
A fierce struggle for territorial control ensued, accompanied by the ethnic cleansing of the non-Serb population from areas under Serb control; in particular, the Bosniak population of Eastern Bosnia, near the border with Serbia. In the words of the ICTY judgement: Once towns and villages were securely in their hands, the Serb forces—the military, the police, the paramilitaries and, sometimes, even Serb villagers—applied the same pattern: Muslim houses and apartments were systematically ransacked or burnt down, Muslim villagers were rounded up or captured and, in the process, sometimes beaten or killed.
Men and women were separated, with many of the men detained in the former KP Dom prison. Each onslaught followed a similar pattern. Serb soldiers and paramilitaries surrounded a Bosnian Muslim village or hamlet, called upon the population to surrender their weapons, and then began with indiscriminate shelling and shooting.
In most cases, they then entered the village or hamlet, expelled or killed the population, who offered no significant resistance, and destroyed their homes. During this period, Srebrenica was subjected to indiscriminate shelling from all directions on a daily basis.
Other Bosnian Muslim settlements were routinely attacked as well. All this resulted in a great number of refugees and casualties.
Struggle for Srebrenica —[ edit ] Serb military and paramilitary forces from the area and neighbouring parts of eastern Bosnia and Serbia gained control of Srebrenica for several weeks in earlykilling and expelling Bosniak civilians.
At this time, the Srebrenica enclave had reached its peak size of square kilometres sq milesalthough it was never linked to the main area of Bosnian-government controlled land in the west and remained, in the words of the ICTY, "a vulnerable island amid Serb-controlled territory".
Are you saying, then, General, that what happened in was a direct reaction to what Naser Oric did to the Serbs two years before? I am convinced of that. This doesn't mean to pardon or diminish the responsibility of the people who committed that crime, but I am convinced of that, yes.
Bosniak residents of the outlying areas converged on the town of Srebrenica and its population swelled to between 50, and 60, people. By then, the town was overcrowded and siege conditions prevailed. There was almost no running water as the advancing Serb forces had destroyed the town's water supplies; people relied on makeshift generators for electricity.
Food, medicine and other essentials were extremely scarce. Before leaving, General Morillon told the panicked residents of Srebrenica at a public gathering that the town was under the protection of the UN and that he would never abandon them. The evacuations were opposed by the Bosnian government in Sarajevo as contributing to the ethnic cleansing of predominantly Bosniak territory.
The Serb authorities remained intent on capturing the enclave. On 13 Aprilthe Serbs told the UNHCR representatives that they would attack the town within two days unless the Bosniaks surrendered and agreed to be evacuated.
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It was almost like a game, a cat-and-mouse hunt. But of course we greatly outnumbered the Muslims, so in almost all cases, we were the hunters and they were the prey. We needed them to surrender, but how do you get someone to surrender in a war like this? You starve them to death. So very quickly we realised that it wasn't really weapons being smuggled into Srebrenica that we should worry about, but food.
They were truly starving in there, so they would send people out to steal cattle or gather crops, and our job was to find and kill them Well, yes, if we thought they had useful information, we might keep them alive until we got it out of them, but in the end, no prisoners The local people became quite indignant, so sometimes we would keep someone alive to hand over to them [to kill] just to keep them happy.
Bosnian Serb forces controlling the access roads were not allowing international humanitarian aid—most importantly, food and medicine—to reach Srebrenica.Tiananmen Square, The Declassified History and post-crackdown assessments of the events and their significance.
This briefing book was prepared by Jeffrey T. Richelson, a Senior Fellow at the Archive, and Michael L. Evans, a project associate. The intelligence report also provides details on the worldwide reaction to the massacre.
Although the site has social and historical significance within China, it’s perhaps best known worldwide as the site of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, which followed pro-democracy protests in For the 28th year in succession, a sea of light illuminated Hong Kong’s Victoria Park on the evening of June 4 in commemoration of the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing.
Tiananmen Square 25 years on: 'Every person in the crowd was a victim of the massacre' In June , the novelist Ma Jian was among the million freedom protesters who gathered in Tiananmen Square. As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from leslutinsduphoenix.com “Last Kiss in Tiananmen Square” is a novel based on the Tiananmen Square Pro-democracy movement. The novel follows a young woman, Baiyun, a junior in college, trying to reconcile her upbringing while in the midst of the rising political movement in Beijing, China.