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  War Crimes in Prijedor Upstina
The persecution of non-serbs in Prijedor did not ease after international pressure succeeded in forcing the Bosnian Serbs to close the concentration camps in 1992, as evidenced by the ICRC's attempt to evacuate all remaining non-Serbs from Opstina Prijedor in March 1994.
Forced expulsions in Prijedor began on October 5 during which those expelled were again forced to finance their own "ethnic cleansing" by paying transportation fees to the local "Red Cross" and were harassed, robbed, and threatened while waiting for the buses which would later dump them at the confrontation line.
In 1992, the "Crisis Committee of the serbian District of Prijedor" (Krizni Stab Srpske Opstine Prijedor) was established to organize the takeover of the town by Serbs and to eliminate the non-Serb popuilation through a systematic "ethnic cleansing" campaign coordinated with Serbian and Bosnian Serb army and paramilitary units.
www.haverford.edu /relg/sells/Prijedor/helsinki.html   (1560 words)

  
 COURT TV ONLINE - Texas v. Yates
After the city of Prijedor, Ljubija and Kozarac were the two next largest towns or villages, with the rest of the area comprised of a small number of villages.
The city of Prijedor and the surrounding towns are located within a corridor that can connect Serbian dominated areas in the Krajina area west of Prijedor and Serbia proper to the east.
The Muslims in Prijedor complained to the civil authorities in their area and were told they did not have to honour the call up as the Army had no authority to call up the reservists and militias.
www.courttv.com /archive/casefiles/warcrimes/documents/tadic.html   (4883 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Prijedor municipality sits in north-western part of Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the banks of the Sana river and Gomjenica and on hills of Kozara mountain.
The level country in Prijedor lays is alluvial terrain created by the Sana river and its tributaries on the south western hillsides of the Kozara mountain.
Soon Prijedor has become a significant trade handcraft centre, thanks to the Roman roads, navigability of the Sana river and the first railway in the former Bosnia and Herzegovina which was built in 1873 during the time of Baron Hirsch.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Prijedor   (821 words)

  
  Municipality of Prijedor   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Prijedor municipality sits in western part of Republic of Srpska on the banks of the Sana river and Gomjenica and on hills of Kozara mountain.The surface of the municipality is 833 km 2.
Prijedor is 110 km away from Zagreb and 45 km from Banja Luka.
The level country in Prijedor lays is alluvial level country composed of the Sana river and its tributaries on the south western hillsides of the Kozara mountain.
www.opstinaprijedor.org /ogradu/index.htm   (606 words)

  
 BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA
As early as 1991, the Serbs organized a Serb-only alternative administration in Opstina Prijedor, under the guidance of a central administration in Banja Luka.
10 Forced expulsions in Prijedor began on October 5 during which those expelled were again forced to finance their own "ethniccleansing" by paying transportation fees to the local "Red Cross" and were harassed, robbed, and threatened while waiting for the buses which would later dump them at the confrontation line.
According to the 1991 census, Opstina (administrative district) Prijedor had a total population of 112,470 people, of whom 44 percent were Muslims, 42.5 percent Serbs, 5.6 percent Croats, 5.7 percent "Yugoslavs," and 2.2 percent others (Ukrainians, Russians, and Italians).
www.hrw.org /reports/1997/bosnia/Bosnia-02.htm   (1520 words)

  
 In town after town, Bosnia's elite 'disappeared' - Newsday.com
It was a virtual who's who of leading Muslims and Croats from nearby Prijedor: Muhamed Cehajic, the elected lord mayor of the city of 112,000; two gynecologists at the Prijedor hospital; the owner of a cafe and art gallery; a state prosecutor; and two others.
With their disappearance, Prijedor's power structure was virtually eliminated, a graphic example of the deliberate destruction of the non-Serb elite that was an apparent war aim of the military juggernaut the Serbs rolled across Bosnia.
Prijedor's lord mayor was one of those caught in the power struggle over the detainees.
www.newsday.com /ny-gutman110892,0,2275791.story   (992 words)

  
  Prijedor.Com [about Prijedor]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The town of Prijedor is situated in the western part of RS and BandH 44 degrees geographical latitude and 16 degrees east of Greenwich.
Prijedor as well as most of the towns in RS and BandH has mostly changed its demographic picture during the civil war in BandH.
Prijedor has well developed forestry and wood processing industry, textile industry - "Borac" (at the moment cooperating with partners from Germany and China), for development of tourism and other activities in different sectors of economy.
city.prijedor.com /english.htm   (1201 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: A World of Difference
Prijedor is still predominantly of a Serb essence.
For if Prijedor is held up as an example of the best of post-war Bosnia, it was during the war a symbol of the worst of ethnic cleansing.
Just 15 kilometres from Prijedor is Omarska, a mining complex where 3,000 Muslims and some Croats were held, starved, tortured, raped, and killed in the spring and summer of 1992.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/world/bosnia.html   (1271 words)

  
 Simo Drljaca and Milan Kovacevic Genocide Indictments
SIMO DRLJACA was born on 6 August 1947 in the Municipality of Bosanska Krupa of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In 1993, he was appointed as the Deputy Minister of the Interior for the self proclaimed "Republika Srpska." He later returned to Prijedor and became Chief of a newly established regional police district, the CJB of Prijedor.
MILAN KOVACEVIC aka "Mico" was born in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
www.haverford.edu /relg/sells/indictments/drljaca_kovacevic.html   (2458 words)

  
 Mostar Wave: AERONAUTICS CLUB " PRIJEDOR "
The club grew by year in a decent institution which affirmed itself in many disciplines, numerous generation were trained, and many of those continued their career in civilian air force.
In 1990, Prijedor was the host of the latest parachute championship in former Yugoslavia.
Last year Petrovdan (which has been for fourth time this year) cups were the best way for Prijedor to remain the place for gathering of best skydivers.
www.stradanove.net /mostar/news/naCeS240899e05.htm   (192 words)

  
 COURTTV.COM- TRIALS
Muneverna Kulasic -- a Muslim woman who lived in Prijedor, described Tadic and another man at her sister's apartment on June 20, 1992, ordering her family to vacate the premises.
She later learned that Tadic's family moved in and saw Tadic's wife walking in Prijedor, wearing one of her jackets.
He was arrested in May 1992 and taken to police headquarters where he saw busloads of Muslims men being unloaded and heard sounds of beating and screams.
www.courttv.com /archive/casefiles/warcrimes/reports/week22.html   (741 words)

  
 Prijedor.Ba English Version
These pages have been created by people who love their city and their people and who will always remember good times spent in Prijedor, which is gone forever.
It is here to tell the world what happened in Prijedor and the surrounding region, and to declare our demand for peace, truth and justice for all.
They are grouped by events, dates or interesting things about Prijedor such as the city centre "carsija", beautiful river Sana and mountain and national park Kozara.
www.prijedor.ba /english/index.html   (175 words)

  
 Annex V : The Prijedor report
In the central parts of Prijedor town, all non- Serbs were forced to leave their houses as Serbian military, paramilitary, police and civilians advanced street by street with tanks and lighter arms.
       The 11th Partisan Brigade of the JNA was stationed in Prijedor, its headquarters was the 5th Corps in Banja Luka.
The 6th Battalion of the 43rd Brigade was formed in the village Ljeskare (a village in the Ljubija area in Opstina Prijedor) in June 1992.
www.ess.uwe.ac.uk /comexpert/ANX/V.htm   (16146 words)

  
 Newsletter   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Prijedor is a Serb-controlled town of 95,000, which once held a population of almost 50,000 Muslims.
The Prijedor non-governmental organization (NGO) Democratic Organization for Progress (DON), headed by Murisa and Zeljko Maric, is an NGO that works for reconciliation and for the return of displaced persons to Prijedor.
Murisa, a native of Prijedor, was stuck in the town and unable to escape.
www.advocacynet.org /news_view/news_43.html   (3573 words)

  
 Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Pictures
Prijedor saw some of the war's earliest and most vicious “ethnic cleansing,” the term United Nations (UN) observers gave to the Bosnian Serbs' campaign of terror aimed at forcing out Muslims and Croats.
Prijedor is the site of Omarska, the primary Bosnian Serb prison camp, where thousands of Muslims are believed to have been executed.
Before the war, Prijedor was a multiethnic city, with Muslims comprising nearly half of the population.
www.greatestcities.com /Europe/Bosnia_and_Herzegovina/Prijedor_city.html   (257 words)

  
 April 5, 1993 Vreme News Digest Agency No 80
The witness considers Slobodan Kuruzovic, the director of the primary school in Prijedor and the commander of the Trnopolje camp, responsible for the murder of an undetermined number of prisoners at Trnopolje.
Speaking to other people in the building, he came to the conclusion that it was a staged murder: it is very difficult to hit a man from the forth floor, and apart from that, at the place which was said to be the scene of the murder, there was not a drop of blood.
The main headquarters of the Serbian "liberators" of Prijedor (the inverted commas are necessary because Prijedor was not attacked) was in the building of the municipality and the secretariat of internal affairs.
www.scc.rutgers.edu /serbian_digest/80/t80-7.htm   (1792 words)

  
 Prijedor   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Prijedor je početkom devedesetih bio lijepa i bogata čaršija sa 112.474 stanovnika.
Prijedor je na ružan način napustilo oko 43.000 Bošnjaka - a pominju se cifre između 3.500 i 4.000 ubijenih.
A sve dok je tako, Prijedor će ostati vidan primjer grada povratka, ali istovremeno i grada bez stvarne budućnosti: pritisnut teretom tragedije posljednjeg rata, malo će ko pristati i da se sjeća bolje zajedničke prošlosti.
www.bhdani.com /arhiva/247/t24702.shtml   (4945 words)

  
 BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA
IPTF Prijedor monitors all investigations of cases which are brought to their attention where persons are arrested while crossing the IEBL between Sanski Most and Prijedor and reported that the authorities in Sanski Most are usually forthcoming with information regarding these arrests.
The IPTF commander in Prijedor appealed to the crowd and to the family of the man arrested, and violence was thus avoided.
The current commander of the Prijedor police station #2, Ranko Jakovljevic, according to IPTF a trusted ally of Simo Drljaca, was the commander of the station during the arrest and detention of Father Tomislav.
hrw.org /reports/1997/bosnia/Bosnia-06.htm   (13205 words)

  
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It is here to tell the world what happened in Prijedor and the surrounding region, and to declare our demand for peace, truth and justice for all.
They are grouped by events, dates or interesting things about Prijedor such as the city centre "carsija", beautiful river Sana and mountain and national park Kozara.
The camp was formed on the 26th of May 1992 and closed on the 6th of August of the same year.
www.prijedor.info /english/index.htm   (276 words)

  
 Bosnia: Former Prijedor Mayor Accused of Genocide - 2002-04-16
The former mayor of the Bosnian city of Prijedor is facing eight counts of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in The Hague.
It is alleged that he headed the wartime government of Prijedor, a region in northwest Bosnia that prosecutors say has become notorious for perfecting what is known as ethnic cleansing.
She said the ferocity of their methods, the scale of killing, the deliberate targeting of Muslim and Croat leaders, and the destruction of villages was intended to destroy the Bosnian-Muslim and Croat population in Prijedor.
www.voanews.com /english/archive/2002-04/a-2002-04-16-10-Bosnia.cfm   (554 words)

  
 War Crimes > PRIJEDOR - HERCEG BOSNA :: Croats of Bosnia and Herzegovina ::
During the Serbian and former YPA aggression against Croatia (1991) the aggressor turned the Prijedor district into a logistic and transit centre.
On April 30th 1992, the legally elected district authority in Prijedor was forcibly overthrown, and the so-called Serbian district of Prijedor was established.
The Serbian aggressor destroyed the entire villages, towns and sections of the cities in the Prijedor district area, populated by Croat and Moslem civilians, as well as the entire non-Serb sacral, cultural and historic heritage.
www.hercegbosna.org /engleski/prijed.html   (477 words)

  
 BOSNIA AND HERCEGOVINA
The Bosnian administrative district of Prijedor, located west of the city of Banja Luka in what is now Republika Srpska, was before 1992 a multi-ethnic area with a non-Serb population of well over 50,000.
The criminal administration established in the town of Prijedor achieved their goal of eliminating non-Serbs from the society, through the planned murder, "disappearance," and expulsion of non-Serb officials, such as Mayor Cehajic, and civilians.
In addition, local Prijedor officials have consistently refused to cooperate with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), and their cooperation with the International Police Task Force (IPTF), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other international organizations charged with implementing the civilian aspects of the Dayton agreements has been minimal.
hrw.org /reports/1997/bosnia/Bosnia.htm   (2310 words)

  
 The hard work of getting along | csmonitor.com
In 1992 and 1993, 58,000 Muslims were expelled from Prijedor, an industrial city with a mixed prewar population of 100,000.
After the Dayton Peace Accords ended the war in November 1995, the exiled Muslims of Prijedor gathered in Sanski Most in hopes of returning to their homes.
For the Serbs of Prijedor, the war was a long and terrifying ordeal.
www.csmonitor.com /2001/0814/p13s1-leca.htm   (1288 words)

  
 Osservatorio sui Balcani - Prijedor: la scuola ed il ritorno delle minoranze
Prijedor, seconda città della Republika Srpska, BiH, se in passato era il simbolo della pulizia etnica inizia ora ad essere riconosciuta come uno dei luoghi in tutta la Bosnia-Erzegovina dove maggiore è stato il rientro delle minoranze, nello specifico dei musulmani-bosniaci.
A titolo di esempio nella scuola di economia di Prijedor su circa 800 studenti, 30 sono quelli rientrati e ben 282 appartengono alla comunità serba ma sono sfollati interni da altre zone della Bosnia-Erzegovina o rifugiati dalle Krajne.
Sono totalmente organizzate dal direttore didattico di Prijedor con un'insegnante serba e due bosniache e tutto sembra procedere bene.
www.osservatoriobalcani.org /article/articleview/168/1/42/?PrintableVersion=enabled   (912 words)

  
 Bosnian mass grave found - World - www.smh.com.au
Jasmin Odobasic of the Bosnian Muslim commission for missing people said the grave near the northwestern town of Prijedor was believed to contain the remains of Muslims killed by Serb forces early in Bosnia's 1992-95 war.
The commission had received information that some 200 civilians from Prijedor were buried in the grave, but DNA analyses were needed to determine how many had been found.
Prijedor and its region contained three concentration camps and was the scene of terrible crimes against the non-Serb population during the war.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/07/01/1088488098677.html?from=moreStories   (343 words)

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