The magazine "Novi voks" published in Sarajevo
promoted the most extreme Moslem stances and openly called for genocide
of the Serbian people.
Thus in its October 1991 issue No.3, on
page 40, in a regular feature called "Documents", "Novi voks" published
an article entitled "What (is to be done) with the
Serbs in the Moslem Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina", which,
inter alia, states the following
1. Every individual
Serb must be aware of the responsibility of the entire nation for his own
uncontrolled acts. The punishment for evildoings committed will be collective
- for one Moslem house torn down ten Serbian houses will be demolished,
for one dead Moslem 100 Serbs will be liquidated. For a wounded Moslem,
depending on the severity of the wound - 10 to 50 Serbs.
2. All Serbs will
have 12-hour working days, the salaries of all employees will reflect the
degree of their loyalty and will as a rule be by 30% below the salaries
Moslems occupying the same posts receive.
9. A good Serb is
a live and obedient Serb; or a dead disobedient Serb.....
NOTE: The above ratio of retaliation 9one
dead Moslem equals 100 (hundred) dead Serbs is exactly the ratio that Nazi
occupation force of Serbia, during WWII, had in store for the "rebellious
The front page of the No.3 issue of this
magazine which came out half a year before the so-called Republic of Bosnia
and Herzegovina was proclaimed in April 1992, carried the message "Hanjar
division readying" illustrated with a drawing of an armed Moslem soldier
beneath whom were the cut off heads of the Serb leaders Karadzic, Koljevic,
Milosevic and Seselj with the Moslem soldier trampling Karadzic's head
The Hanjar SS division was a military unit
composed of Moslems from Bosnia and Herzegovina, which, having previously
been specially trained in France and Germany, fought on the side of fascist
Germany in World War II and is remembered for the war crimes committed
against the Serbian people by its members.
This cover page presaged what would start
happening to the Serbs a year afterwards, when civil war broke out in the
territory of the former Bosnia and Herzegovina as well.
There ensued a massive
genocide of the Serbian people which involved the killing of Serbs by decapitation,
as was characteristic of the period of Turkish rule in these lands, when
the beheading of Serbs was common practice also. Dr. Ivo Andric,
who was born here and is the only Yugoslav Nobel laureate for literature,
also describes this in his books.
are some examples of this practice of killing Serbs by decapitation:
1. On May 26, 1992
Zvonko Zovko, from Podorasac near Konjic, a member of Croat-Moslem armed
formations, chopped off the head of the Serb Sretko
Kuljanin from Bradina near Konjic, who was captured in Bradina, took it
to Konjic as a trophy, kicked it around the streets and in the end impaled
it on a stake.
When Sretko's wife Branka, seven months
pregnant, heard of this on May 28, she went into labour. However, the Moslem
gynecologist in Konjic, Dr. Jusufbegovic, refused to attend to her although
her waters had broken and he returned her to the Musala camp in Konjic
where on June 14 1992 she gave birth to a child which, according to the
findings of the Mother and Child Care Institute in Belgrade, was born with
brain and optical nerve atrophy (in his second year a pronounced retardation
in the development of the motor functions was established manifested as
incomplete control of the head, inability to sit, stand on his legs and
impaired vision with oculogyration and the inability to fixate the source
of light). In the view of the physicians of this renowned child care establishment
this is the consequence of premature birth and of adverse influences before
birth and the prognosis is that the child will remain severely handicapped
Proof:Documentation of the Committee 106/94./1
2. After June 8, 1992, there remained only
13 Serbs, elderly men and women in the village of Ledici, the commune of
Trnovo, most of whom met their death at the hands of Moslem-Croat military
formations commanded by Ethem Godinjak [a Moslem], Head of the Secretariat
of Internal Affairs in Trnovo before the war.
In this way was killed
Rade Mijovcic (f. Aleksa), 70 years old.
His body was found on August 7 with the head severed from the rest of the
The body of Savka
Vasic (f. Nikola), a woman 78 years old,
who was butchered on her doorstep, was also found without the head.
Members of Godinjak's unit found and arrested
the last five remaining Serbs from the village of Ledici on June 18 and
19. They drove them in the direction of Treskavica and killed them on a
spot called "Ledicka krivina".
During the in situ inspection carried out
after the Serbs liberated this territory the beheaded
bodies of all these five Serbs were found: Tankosava Mijovcic (f. Jovica),
a woman 70 years old; Ljubica Vasic (f. Djura), a woman 84 years old; Ikonija
Vasic (f. Lazar) a 92-year old woman; Zoran Vasic (f. Jovan), 71 years
old and Milka Vasic (f. Danilo) a 56-year old woman.
Three of the heads were not found and two
heads were found away from the bodies.
3. On October 5, 1992,
Moslem armed formations attacked the house of Sreten Djokic [a Serb] in
the village of Divovici near Srebrenica, and
two days later the bodies of the people killed in Divovici were handed
over to the Serbs.
The body of Sreten Djokic was given without
the head and the right arm. On the neck hung a patch of skin with hair
from the top of his head.
The head and the arm were never found and
the body was buried without them.
4. Nedeljko Lukic, 52 years old, was killed
in the orchard in front of his house in the village of Vujicic near Brcko
on September 14, 1992. His head was then cut off and taken away. He was
buried without the head.
Proof: 144/95-10 and 617/95-14.
5. The Moslem Ejub Dugalic, a member of
the "intervention platoon" in Slavonski Brod, forced Mirko Djeric from
the village of Donja Mocila near Brod out of his house on July 12, St.
Peter's Day, 1992.
He maltreated and tortured him and then
returned him to the house and killed him in the bathroom. Then he cut his
head off and left it in the attic.
6. Sometime in July 1992 Ivko Soldan [a
Croat] brought two amputated human heads to Sijekovac near Bosanski Brod
and showed them around Sijekovac and in the restaurant of Hazim Cutic saying
that those were the heads of Serbs whom he had slain.
7.The heads were also cut off of the Serbs
Stojan Pudic and Perica Jovicic who had been taken prisoner by members
of the 108th Bosanska Posavina brigade when the village of Bodeliste was
attacked in March 1993.
According to the findings of the post mortem
examiners of the corpse of Stojan Pudic his head was cut off most probably
in two stages. The edge of a mechanical instrument severed the soft tissue
of the neck in the first stage and in the second the body was cut through
of the fourth cervical vertebra at a stroke with the edge of a heavy instrument.
In the opinion of the examiners, he was probably
first wounded by firearms in the lower limbs and then, as he lay there
still alive, his head was cut off; the firearm wounds on the head
and chest were inflicted only after the head had been cut off.
The findings in respect of Perica Jovicic
were similar. He first sustained lacerations and contusions on the left
side of the face and a double fracture of the jawbone and then while he
was in lying position and still alive his head was cut off. The wound from
a hand gun in the area of the left breast was inflicted after death i.e.
after his head had been cut off.
8. Marko Ivanovic from Lisovic near Trnovo
was killed by decapitation; his head was not found with his body on June
6, 1992 when the Serbs liberated this village, so that his body too was
buried without it.
9. Janko Popovic was slaughtered in front
of his house in Gornja Presjenica near Trnovo on July 7 1992. After slitting
his throat they cut off his head.
10. Darko Parezanin, a captured Republic
of Srpska soldier, taken prisoner on June 30, 1992 in Skoripov Gaj near
Trnovo, was beheaded.
Spasoje Popovic was captured at the same
time and his head was also cut off and it was never found so that his body
too was buried without the head.
11. Zivko Markovic [a Serb], 61
years old, was killed in the village of Mirusic in the commune of
His head was cut off
and then put on a tree. This happened on May 20, 1992. His head was cut
off, his left arm was cut off, he was flayed, his stomach ripped and saturated
12. On November 13, 1994, four members of
the Army of the Republic of Srpska were taken prisoner at the Herzegovina
war theater. After capture they were taken to the cellar of the Museum
of the Revolution in Jablanica which had been turned into a camp for Serbs.
In December 1994 they were killed.
Mirko Simic was killed by beheading. Adnan
Salcin, a member of the Moslem army cut off his head with a saber. His
body was exchanged in Podvelezje without the head, as was also noted in
the post mortem examination carried out on March 18,1995.
Proof: 392/95 and 371/95.
13. Niko Males [a
Serb], born in 1931, was killed by decapitation on
April 7, 1992 [a day after recognition of
Bosnia by the Western powers] in the village of Rilic in the commune
14. In an attack on the Serb village of
Brezani, the commune of Srebrenica, on June 30, 1992, members of Moslem
armed forces killed 19 serb villagers. The body of Milos Novakovic from
the hamlet of Cicevac was found with the head cut off.
Proof: 493/94-9, 493/94-5, 493/94-6, 493/94-7,
493/94-8 and 635/94-9.
15. Slavko Mladjenovic,(f. Ljubomir), born
in 1965, was killed on August 8, 1992 during an attack on the village of
Jezestice, the commune of Bratunac.
He was buried without the head which had
been cut off and taken away.
Proof: 68/94 and 635/94-28.
16. In an attack launched on the village
of Vrasalici, the commune of Rogatica, on November 20, 1992, Milos Kovacevic
[a Serb], about 65 years old, was shot dead in front of his house by Rusmir
Balas. When Milos fell on the ground, Rusmir [a Moslem] cut off his head
and right arm at the elbow and his penis and then threw the head and penis
away from the body.
17. Pero Ozic [a Serb]
was killed in 1993 in Fojnica. He was first forced to dig his own grave
and then killed and beheaded. Responsible for the killing is Omer
Pobric [a Moslem], a militia commander in Fojnica before the war.
18. In clashes between Moslem armed forces
and those of the Army of the Republic of Srpska on November 5,1992 in the
area of Kamenica, the commune of Zvornik, the Moslems captured and killed
by beheading following six Serbs: Vlado Grabovica, Savo Djokic, Dragomir
Bozic, Slavko Tijanic, Savo Kazanovic and Radomir Pavlovic.
Dragomir Bozic was massacred and the head
severed from the body.
The head of Slavko Tijanic was found without
the eyes, ears and nose, a 6 mm diameter iron bar was found in his chest,
while his neck, hands and feet were tied with wire.
The head of Savo Kazanovic
had also been cut off, his chest pierced with a large nail, and he himself
nailed to an oak tree and crucified.
A head without the body was also found which
is assumed to have belonged to Milos Grabovica.
The following were also killed in Kamenica
on November 5,1992: Miladin Asceric, 28 years old; Mico Tesic, 24 years
old and Nikola Milinovic, 27 years old. They were also beheaded.
Proof: 184/94-5, 184/95-6, 184/95-7 and
19. In an attack launched on May 29, 1992
on the village of Bavar, the commune of Jajce, members of the Croato-Moslem
army killed Stana Trifunovic, 68 years old Serbian
woman. They slit her throat and then chopped her head off with an axe.
Proof: 116/95-12 and 333/95-1.
20. Mirko Dejanovic [a Serb] from Majevac
was killed on May 6, 1992 in Ritesici by members of Croat armed formations
from the villages of Ritesici and Brezak. They killed him by cutting his
head off with a pickax. They cut off his penis and
put it in his mouth.
His body had over 100 stab wounds inflicted
with a knife. Jela Titura (female) from Ritesici took part in the killing.
21. In July and August 1992 Moslem youths
aged 15-16 carried around Sarajevo the heads of killed Serbs, which they
found in the cellars of the part of Sarajevo called Dobrinja 5.
They played with and kicked around the heads
and threw them in garbage bins.
22. In an attack carried out on June
3,1992 on the village of Brezane, the commune of Srebrenica,
Moslems killed Milivoje Mitrovic and Stanoje Mitrovic. When this village
was liberated in April 1993 their headless bodies were found.
Stanoje Mitrovic's throat had been slit
by one "Kemo" from Pale.
23. The Moslems killed the Serb Sredoje
Jovanovic from Krnice by beheading him when they attacked this village
on July 5, 1992.
24. Milos Pepic from the village of Pepic,
the commune of Kladanj, over 60 years of age, was killed on January 31,
1994 in the area of Banderka near Sehovici. They
killed him by chopping his head off on a block with an axe.
25. On September 24,1992 Moslem forces occupied
the village of Podravanje in the commune of Milici, set it to fire, looted
it and killed all the wounded whom they found in the village. They killed
19 persons on that occasion and massacred their bodies.
Zulfo Tursumovic [a Moslem] from Suceska
had the severely wounded Tomislav Perendic [a Serb] put his head in his
(Tursumovic's) lap and then slaughtered him and cut his head off.
Svetozar Jovanovic's head was cut off and
impaled on a stake and Gojko Tomic was beheaded and his head thrown some
20 metres away from the body.
26. During the Moslem attack on the village
of Snagovo on February 19, 1992, four villagers were killed. The head and
one arm of Dobrivoje (other particulars are being established) were cut
27. Andja Vukomanovic [a Serbian woman]
was slaughtered early in August 1992 and her body was found towards the
end of October 1992 in front of the house in the hamlet of Svaljak, the
commune of Trnovo, with the head severed from the body.
28. After Trnovo was taken in July 1992,
Serb civilians found in Trnovo and the vicinity were killed.
Danilo Misovic [a Serb], 78
years old, was killed in front of his house in the village of Tosici
near Trnovo. His remains were found buried under a dump heap.
These burials were organized by the so-called
"Land Sanitation Commission". During in situ inspection and exhumation
on August 13, 1992 his body was found without the head.
Drago Golijanin [a Serb] , 86
years old, was killed on July 31, 1992 on Rogoj, in an area called
Rankcev Do. His remains were found on September 22, 1993, when it was established
that the head had been severed from the rest of the body.
Proof: 228/94-23 and 228/94-25.
29. The Moslem Zijo Kubac slit the throat
of the Serb Vasilije Lavljiv in mid-October 1993 in Sarajevo, on a spot
called "Kazan", and then cut off his head with a knife and Mrs. Lavljiv
was killed by Esad Tucakovic [a Moslem] who also cut her head off. Then
their bodies were hurled into the abyss.
30. In mid-September 1993 the Serbs Dusko
Jovanovic and Ervin Nikolic were brought into the premises of the Headquarters
of the tenth mountain brigade of the so-called Army of Bosnia-Herzegovina
in Bistrik, where they were beaten and then taken towards Bogusevac to
a spot called "Kazan". There they took them into the sniper platoon dugout
where they were again beaten and then Samir Ljubovic [a Moslem] killed
Jovanovic with a knife and Samir Pajkic [also a Moslem] cut off Nikolic's
31. In mid-October 1993 Predrag Salipur
and his wife Katarina were arrested in their flat in Sarajevo, Borisa Kidrica
street No. 3. On the orders of Musan Topalovic [a Moslem] they were taken
to the Headquarters of the 10th mountain brigade of the so-called Army
of Bosnia-Herzegovina together with Branislav Radosavljevic who happened
to be in Salipur's flat. There they beat them.
Afterwards they were taken to a spot called
"Kazan" where Nihad Hodzic cut the throat of Branislav Radosavljevic slashing
it twice or thrice with a knife and then cut his head off. Then he gave
the knife to Husein Hodzic [a Moslem] who severed with it the head of Predrag
Salipur who had been previously killed by Sabahudin Ziva and Omer Pendzo
[both Moslems]. Then they threw their bodies into the "Kazani" precipice.
32. According to the witness heard, a peasant
woman 57 years old, while she had been held in prison at the Secondary
Education Centre in Jajce in mid-1992, she had been made to listen to a
tape describing the ordeals of Serbs at the hands of Croats and Moslems.
Members of her family were also mentioned on the tape as having been slain
by Croats and Moslems.
Specifically, she heard that her husband
and son had been killed and that Moslems and Croats played soccer with
their chopped off heads. She was made to listen to that tape every day.
After having been released from prison,
she stated, she was so tormented and lost that she was unable to recognize
her own son and husband when she was reunited with them.
33. Zekira Mulasmajic [a Moslem], an elementary
school sixth grader from Novi Seher near Maglaj, speaks about the beheading
of Serbs in her Diary.
In her entry of September 29, 1992, she
wrote that the Moslems had taken Glipova Glava, and stated, inter alia:
"... On that same day I saw something I
never ever imagined I would see, a chopped off head of a Chetnik [a Serb].
Safet (Devletin) told Hido how some guys had brought a Chetnik head and
were playing ball with it. I and Lalo immediately went downtown to see
whether that was true. And indeed some guys downtown were really carrying
a wrapped head. Down by Bahro's shop they unwrapped it and I saw it...
The face was black and the hair was horrible ... they say that the lad
had been young, 22 at most. Nothing is surprising in this fratricidal war.
There are lots of heads rolling about..."
34. In the area of Kruzno Groblje near Crni
Vrh the following Serbs were killed by decapitation in mid-September 1992:
Branislav Djuric, 40 years old, from Gornji Teslic; Blagoje Blagojevic,
46 years old and Nenad Cetkovic, 22 years old, from Jasenava near Teslic.
A mercenary from Saudi
Arabia had his photograph taken with their cut off heads.
Proof: Zarko Krstanovic, By Genocide Against
the Serbs, Belgrade, 1995.
35. In exchanges of
bodies the Serb side is being given an increasing number of headless corpses,
with it being established by post mortem examinations that the heads had
been cut off. Thus the Moslem side handed over the headless bodies of the
following persons, post mortem examinations of which were carried out on
November 11, 1993 at the cemetery in Vlakovo in Sarajevo:
1. Slavko Rajcevic (f. Milan), born in 1957,
from Sarajevo, and
2. Bosko Mizdrak (f.Steva), from Sarajevo.
In the vicinity of Trebinje such post mortem
findings were established on March 7, August 17 and February 23, 1993 on
the bodies of the following persons:
3. Slobodan Pejakovic (f. Ilija), born in
4. Zoran Radovic (f. Martin), born in 1966,
5. Petar Sekulovic (f. Danilo), born in
6. Djordje Bulut, born in 1949, and
7. Sasa Maras, born in 1973. In the vicinity
of Bileca such post mortem findings were established on July 11, 1992 on
the bodies of the following persons:
8. Mile Trsic (f. Dragutin), born in 1946,
9. Milan Bojanic (f. Dragutin), born in
10. Luka Papic, born in 1954, and
11. Goran Mrkovic, born in 1960. In the
vicinity of Nevesinje, on March 18,1995, such post mortem findings were
established on the body of:
12. Trifko Zuza (f. Dusan), born in 1947.
In the vicinity of Priboj, such post mortem findings were established on
May 5,1994 on the bodies of the following:
13. Jovan Tomic (f. Steva), born in 1939,
14. Dragan Jurkovic, born in 1965. In Bratunac
such post mortem findings were established on March 21 and 22, 1993 on
the bodies of the following:
15. Bora Blagojevic, born in 1973,
16. Dragica Mastikosa (female), born in
17. Miodrag Vorkapic, born in 1971. In
the village of Kravice such post mortem findings were established on March
18 and 19, 1993 on the bodies of the following:
18. Lazar Veselinovic (f. Kostadin), born
19. Mitar Nikolic (f. Cvijan), born in
20. Kristina Eric, born in 1921, and
21. Djordje Miladinovic, born in 1936.
In Fakovic such post mortem findings were established on July 10 and 11,
1993 on the bodies of the following:
22. Ranko Rankic, born in 1933,
23. Zora Prodanovic, born in 1941, and
24. Obren Bogicevic, born in 1932. In Zvornik
such post mortem findings were established in October 1994 on the bodies
of the following:
25. Cvija Kostic, born in 1927, and
26. Milorad Milic-Lazarevic, born in 1918.
Proof: Forensic findings of Dr. Zoran Stankovic,
reg. under No. 471/95.