City on a grain of salt. Tuzla means a place of salt and it lays on top of the salt lake. It is suspected it has been there for around 7000 years as one of the oldest places in Europe.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Peacefull protest

Mothers of Srebrenica peacefull protest held every 11th day of every month in Tuzla asking for justice to be done.


Blogger Kala said...

HI Jazzy - what is the peaceful protest of Mothers about? I am not familiar with the issues in your country.

11 June, 2006 14:30  
Blogger Jazzy said...

Hi Kala, thanks for asking.

In the Bosnian silver-mining town of Srebrenica on the 11th of July 1995, one of the most notorious modern acts of genocide took place. While the international community and U.N. peacekeepers looked on, Serb forces separated civilian men from women and killed between 10.000 and 15.000 of men en masse, or hunted them down in the forests.
Most of them are not found or identified and the mothers are protesting every month on that day asking for justice to be done, to get arrested those responsible for the genocide.

There is a compilation of short movies done by very well know directors and one segment is about Srebrenica as well, the film is called 11'09''01 - September 11.

Sorry for not being more concise. If you want to read more you can find these pages useful:

11 June, 2006 16:02  
Blogger Orange County Photo said...

Jazzy T.- We can only hope that your country and the whole Balkan region will never have to face such atrocities again. -Ryan

12 June, 2006 02:37  
Blogger Kala said...

that is soooo tragic - no words can express my feelings and condolences to the families. I had no idea and I pray justice will be served!!!

12 June, 2006 07:21  
Blogger Kala said...

btw (by the way) thanks for taking the time to explain the post and the related link!

12 June, 2006 07:23  
Blogger Kala said...

I'm reading the wiki and Gendercide link right now - related link
I also saw a map here

12 June, 2006 07:31  
Anonymous bruno said...

preljepe slike ovdje imas. ja obozavam ove gradske, narocito onu sliku kada kisa pada :))

12 June, 2006 09:09  
Blogger Jazzy said...

Thank you all for your thoughts.
The whole thing is very poignant, it is very unbelievable and unfortunate that happened. But I think it's very important that these women have peaceful protests every month in Tuzla at least we talk about it and hopefully the responsible ones will be prosecuted.


12 June, 2006 10:12  

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