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14TH ANNUAL PEACE MARCH (2009)

June 26, 2009
110 kilometres long march (68.35 miles)
IN MEMORY OF THE SREBRENICA GENOCIDE VICTIMS

Official Web Site of the Peace March: www.marsmira.org

“PEACE MARCH 2009” INFO
“Peace march 2009, to freedom via route of death, July 1995” is an event gathering participants from all over the world, held for already four years, in memory of the victims of genocide committed on Bosniaks in Srebrenica – UN “Safe Zone”, in 1995. In this year, it is the 14th annual, and this event is part of the commemoration of that tragedy.

MAIN GOAL AND THE PUROSE OF THE MARCH
The purpose of this march is to honor the victims of the horrible crimes committed by police and military forces of Republika Srpska towards Bosniaks in Srebrenica – UN “Safe Zone”, in July 1995; and to ensure and to remind all the relevant world figures to bring to justice “persons” responsible for such a crime against humanity, as soon as possible. All this is necessary in order to maintain peace and tolerance among ethnicities in Bosnia and Hercegovina.

DURATION AND SCHEDULE

•Duration of the march: three days – from July 8th to July 10th 2009
•Gathering, registration and distribution of promotional materials: July 8th (06am – 8.30am) in front of the primary school in Nezuk, Sapna Municipality
•”Peace march 2009″ start: July 8th (8.30am) – Nezuk, Sapna Municipality
•Sleepover points :
July 8th 2009 – Gornja Kamenica, Zvornik Municipality;
July 9th 2009 – Mravinjci, Bratunac Municipality:
July 10th 2009 – Donji Potočari, Srebrenica Municipality.

•”Peace march 2009″ finish: July 10th – between 5pm and 6pm – Donji Potočari, Srebrenica Municipality; arrival at Potočari Memorial center.

ROADMAP OF THE “PEACE MARCH 2009”
Nezuk – Baljkovica – Parlog – Crni Vrh – Snagovo – Liplje – Jošanica – Donja Kamenica – Bakrači – Glodi – Udrč – Cerska – Kaldrmica – Đugum – Mravinjci – Burnice – Kameničko Brdo – Ravni Buljim – Jaglići – Šušnjari – Budak – Potočari (Memorial center)

The full length of the march is about 110 km [68.35 miles], and if you are interested in a detailed preview of the described roadmap check our interactive map in “guide for participants”.

LOGISTICS

•ARMED FORCES OF B&H – Supplying tents in sleepover points; helicopter in case of an emergency
•FEDERAL MINISTRY FOR REFUGEES – Supplying water, first aid teams, promotional material and participates in financing the cots of food;
•Muslim Charity Organization “MERHAMET”, Tuzla Regional Office – Supplying food for participants
•RED CROSS SOCIETY – B&H – Supplying snacks and refreshment
•RED CROSS of the FEDARATION of B&H – Provides mobile first aid teams

PROGRAM CONTENTS OF THE MARCH
During the march, the organizational committee will prepare following events:

•History classes – stories and testimonies of survived participants of the real march – the “march of death” in July 1995 – from Srebrenica to the free territories;
•Religious services – lead by the representatives of the Islamic community instances from Tuzla
•Book promotion
•Round tables
•Documentary projection – “Genocide in Srebrenica”

PARTICIPANTS
It has been announced that the “Peace March 2009” will be attended by many organized groups, as well as individuals. We are expecting between 2.500 and 3.000 participants from all around the Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Netherlands, Croatia, France, Switzerland, Serbia, Italy, United States of America, Australia and many other countries.

HOW CAN YOU APPLY FOR “PEACE MARCH 2009” ?
You can apply for participation in the march by:
– filling the online application that can be found # h e r e #
– …or by signing in at the gathering points, on the first day, with one of the group leaders.

  1. Anonymous
    June 27, 2009 at 8:58 am

    This year for the first time, there is a parallel march taking place for Zepa towards Srebrenica, the small corridor that connected Srebrenica and Zepa during the war.

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