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933 BODY REMAINS OF SREBRENICA GENOCIDE VICTIMS EXHUMED FROM KAMENICA MASS GRAVES “11” & “12”

November 28, 2008 2 comments

PHOTO: A forensic expert, a member of the International Commission for Missing Persons ICMP, marks body parts of Srebrenica genocide victims before excavation at a mass-grave site in the remote mountain area in the village of Kamenica near the Eastern-Bosnian town of Zvornik and some 30km away from Srebrenica (November 2008).

Federal News Agency (FENA) reported that expert team of the Institute for Missing Persons in Tuzla (ICMP) exhumed 50 complete and 883 partial human remains of Srebrenica genocide victims from mass graves “Kamenica 11” and “Kamenica 12.”

Murat Husic, head of the expert team, confirmed these are remains of Srebrenica Bosniaks killed in July 1995. Mass graves also contained victims’ personal belongings. All remains will undergo DNA identification process. According to the number of revealed victims’ remains, these are the largest mass graves recovered in Podrinje. Exhumation from mass grave “Kamenica 11” shall continue while “Kamenica 12” will be closed.

The 1995 Srebrenica genocide claimed lives of 8,000 – 10,000 Bosniaks – men, children, and elderly. More than 4,000 bodies of Srebrenica genocide victims have so far been exhumed from 12 mass graves along the 7-mile road from Srebrenica to the village of Kamenica. The area is more commonly known as “Death Valley.”

Kamenica is also the place of the largest mass grave found to date. In August 2006, the bodies of more than 1,000 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide had been exhumed from Kamenica. At that time, the team had exhumed 144 complete and 1,009 partial skeletons. The remains were heavily damaged, a typical feature of “secondary” mass graves to which victims’ bodies are moved from an original burial site in an attempt to hide a crime. The excavation team found bullets mixed with body parts, and plastic and cloth bindings around the victims’ arms. Much of the moving was done with bulldozers, which complicates the identification process.

As a result, thousands of bodies still await DNA-identification process run by the International Commission on Missing Persons. According to the director general of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), Kathryne Bomberger, DNA confirmed at least 8,000 Srebrenica genocide victims (interview).

PHOTO: Forensic worker, a member of International Commission for Missing Persons ICMP, shows a pocket watch found on a body of a Srebrenica genocide victim at a mass-grave site in the remote mountain area in the village of Kamenica near the Eastern-Bosnian town of Zvornik (November 2008).

PHOTO: Forensic experts from the International Commission for Missing Persons (ICMP) search for human remains in a mass grave containing bodies of Bosniaks Muslims from Srebrenica, in the village of Kamenica (November 2008).

PHOTO: Forensic expert Sharna Daley, of London, a member of the International Commission for Missing Persons, (ICMP), inspects body remains of Srebrenica genocide victims at a mass-grave site in a remote mountain area in the village of Kamenica (November 2008).

PHOTO: A team of Bosnian forensic experts, member of International Commission for Missing Persons ICMP, excavate a mass grave site containing remains of Srebrenica genocide victims in the village of Kamenica, near the Eastern-Bosnian town of Zvornik (November 2008).

PHOTO: A forensic expert from the International Commission for Missing Persons (ICMP) searches for human remains of Srebrenica genocide victims in a mass grave containing bodies of Bosniaks (Muslims) from Srebrenica, in the village of Kamenica, in the Serb controlled part of the country (November 2008).

PHOTO: A forensic expert, a member of the International Commission for Missing Persons ICMP, inspects the bones of Srebrenica genocide victims at a mass-grave site in the remote mountain area in the village of Kamenica near Zvornik.

PHOTO: Forensic archaeologist Esma Alicehajic of Manchester, England, of the International Commission for Missing Persons ICMP, inspects human remains of Srebrenica genocide victims at a mass-grave site in remote mountain area in the village of Kamenica (October 2008).

PHOTO: Srebrenica genocide mass grave site in a remote mountain area near the village of Kamenica (September 2008).

PHOTO: Forensic experts of the International Commission for Missing Persons (ICMP) search for human remains in a mass grave in remote mountain near the village of Kamenica (August 2008).

We have more coverage about Kamenica mass graves:

4,000 Srebrenica Genocide Victims Unearthed from Kamenica Mass Graves (Oct 7, 2008)
About 5,200 victims of Europe’s worst genocide since World War 2 have been identified through DNA analysis so far. Approximately, 4000 victims were unearthed from 10 Kamenica mass graves.

More Srebrenica Genocide Victims Exhumed from Death Valley (Sep 22, 2008)
The victims were initially buried in a dozen mass graves. But after the release of satellite pictures showing large portions of freshly disturbed ground, Serbs moved them to other locations in order to cover up the crimes…

Photos of Srebrenica Genocide Victims Misused by Serbian Nationalists (Dec 6, 2007)
This kind of propaganda can be only produced by the sickest minds in order to misinform the public; and this is what they have been doing for the last 15 years with their bold faced lies and propaganda…

Kamenica Death Valley Yields 616 More Corpses (Nov 23, 2007)
We found 76 complete and 540 incomplete bodies,” said Ismet Musić, an official of the regional commission for missing persons, standing on the edge of a muddy grave where white-clad forensic pathologists cleaned up bones. This brings the total number of exhumed bodies to over 4,200 just from the “Death Valley” area alone…

More Victims Found as 11th Anniversary of Genocide Looms (Jul 6, 2006)
Forensic experts said on Thursday they had unearthed the remains of 268 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre – the first legally established case of genocide in Europe after the Holocaust – days before its 11th anniversary…

11th Anniversary of the Massacre (Jul 11, 2006)
Meanwhile, new Srebrenica victims were being unearthed at one of the largest mass graves discovered last month in the village of Kamenica, some 30 kilometers from Srebrenica. Among them – body remains of children; the youngest victim was a 10 year old girl…

Kamenica Mass Grave Yields Over 1,000 Body Parts (Aug 11, 2006)
A 10-person team, including forensic experts from Canada and Serbia employed by the Bosnia-based International Commission on Missing Persons, worked in the 18-meter by 4-meter (60 ft by 13 ft) grave…

Srebrenica Genocide: Crime Against All Humanity (Aug 18, 2006)
In Potocari on July 12 a 14-year-old Bosniak girl hung herself with her scarf after she and her 12-year old cousin were raped by Serb soldiers. By this time Serb soldiers had killed at least 99 people, including 20 to 30 women and children…

Genocide Trial Without Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic (Aug 22, 2006)
“Defenceless men and boys [were] executed by firing squads, buried in mass graves and then dug up and buried again in an attempt to conceal the truth from the world.” Chief U.N. Prosecutor, Carla Del Ponte, said many victims had been bound and blindfolded “to make the murder easier for the executioners”…

Srebrenica Genocide Trials and Mass Graves (Sep 18, 2006)
Ahmo Hasic “believed to be one of only 12 men who survived the slaughter of 8,000 Bosniak men and boys” told the judges he stayed alive only by playing dead after Serb soldiers started shooting.The trial chamber heard a similar testimony last week from Mevludin Oric who described how he lay under a pile of dead bodies for several hours…

PARTIAL LIST OF CHILD VICTIMS OF SREBRENICA GENOCIDE

January 25, 2008 31 comments

IN MEMORIAM to the KILLED CHILDREN OF SREBRENICA GENOCIDE
We will never forget you, as you will always remain in our hearts.

PARTIAL LIST OF AT LEAST 500 CHILDREN WHO WERE SUMMARILY EXECUTED DURING SREBRENICA GENOCIDE & DUMPED INTO MASS GRAVES

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child defines a child as “every human being below the age of 18 years unless under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier.”

The following is a list of approximately 500 children, victims of Srebrenica genocide, who were under the age of 18 on July 11 1995. Some children were shot in the head.

Over 8,000 Bosniak Muslims were summarily executed by the Bosnian Serb Army during Srebrenica genocide in July 1995.

They were dumped into mass graves and Drina river and many bodies will likely never be recovered. Click here to learn more about Srebrenica Genocide.

Please note that this is only a preliminary list of child victims and is considered a minimum (OR partial) number of victims.

Additional 297 victims, for example, listed on the Federal Commission’s list (not included in this breakdown) are age-unidentified and there is more victims who have not even been included in the list.

The Federal Commission’s list contains a list of at least 8,106 Srebrenica genocide victims in order of First/Last Name, Father’s Name, JMBG ID#, and DOB.

Photo Caption: Photo of a child corpse on
display in the visitor’s center in Srebrenica.

The latest news on child victims in Podrinje, around Srebrenica:
(+) The youngest victim, 5-year old Naida Hodzic: more children laid to rest (photos)
(+) Child mass graves relocated twice to cover up the crime (photos)
(+) Srebrenica children found in 2 mass graves, shot in head (7-11 years old)
(+) Massacre of 62 Bosniak Children in Srebrenica, 152 Wounded
(+) Faceless Child Victim of Srebrenica
(+) Bosniak women and children burned alive by Serbs around Srebrenica
(+) Newborn Babies Found in a Mass Grave

May souls of all children who perished in Srebrenica Genocide rest in peace:

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SREBRENICA NUMBERS (QUICK FACTS)

December 10, 2007 3 comments
40,000 Bosniaks were targeted for extinction in Srebrenica, according to the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (source).

LATEST UPDATE: DNA results support a figure of 8,100 genocide victims

DNA results of the International Commission on Missing Persons support an estimate of 8,100 Srebrenica genocide victims. So far, the identities of 6,186 genocide victims have been revealed by the DNA analysis. For more information and a source link, read here (as of July 11, 2009).

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On June 5, 2005 Bosnia’s Federal Commission for Missing Persons issued a list of the names, parents’ names, dates of birth, and unique citizen’s registration numbers of 8,106 Bosniaks who have been reliably established, from multiple independent sources, to have gone missing and/or been killed in and around Srebrenica in the summer of 1995. Here is a copy of the list in PDF format. We received an update from the Federal Commission for Missing Persons confirming that the current number of Srebrenica Genocide victims stands at 8,372 victims, read here.

Kathryne Bomberger, the director general of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), “We can for the first time say that the 8,000—maybe more but certainly not less missing from Srebrenica is accurate. We can tell this based on the rate of blood-sample collection [DNA]. You have to collect at least three different family members’ blood samples for every missing person. The 85,000 blood samples [collected so far] accounts for 28,000 different individuals missing from the conflict. In 1999 we had hit a brick wall in making identifications—if there was no body there was no crime. After [former U.S. secretary of State] Madeleine Albright said [the United States] had satellite photos showing mass graves, the perpetrators went out and dug the bodies and moved them. We found one body in four different locations 50km [30 miles] apart.” (Source: Published by Newsweek on May 11th, 2007 – Digging Up the Secrets of the Dead.)

On June 21 2007, the Research and Documentation Center in Sarajevo released the results of the three year study compiling the largest database on Bosnian war victims in existence – the Bosnia’s Book of the Dead (covering period 1992-95). An international team of experts evaluated the findings before they were released.

The team worked for three years with thousands of sources, collecting 21 facts about each victim, including names, nationality, time and place of birth and death, circumstances of death and other data. The Book aimed to identify each single victim of the war and to prevent any type of manipulation of numbers. According to the research results, the breakdown of killed and missing in the Srebrenica region is the following:

Bosniaks (94.58%): 6,565 civilians + 1,895 soldiers = 8,460
Important note: In a case of Srebrenica genocide, the research established that many genocide survivors requested that their family members be buried as soldiers, for various reasons although they died as civilians or as soldiers away from front lines. The most common reason for these requests was access to social support for families of killed soldiers. The evaluation indicates that such practices leadto over-reporting of soldiers and under-reporting of civilians; however, Srebrenica genocide POWs were victims of summary executions in violation of Geneva Convention.

Non-genocide war casualties around Srebrenica (from 1992-95):
– Serbs (5.37%): 151 civilians + 329 soldiers = 480
– Croats (0.02%): 1 civilian + 1 soldier = 2
– Others (0.03%): 3 civilians

“These results might be an extremely efficient tool in fighting myths, but only if there is a will in the society to deal with the past in terms of facts, not myths,” said Ewa Tabeau, who worked as a project manager in the demographic unit of the International Criminal Tribunal’s prosecution office. In this role, she studied the demographic consequences of conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, with a main focus on the number of victims during the wars in this region.

Patrick Ball, a member of the evaluation team who took part in the work of nine truth commission across the world, said the Bosnia’s “Book of the Dead” database “is better than any I worked with so far.”

Philip Verwimp, a researcher in the field of political economy in developing and post-war countries, human rights and genocide, and a statistician who has specialised on the war in Rwanda stated that the RDC’s database does not mean that work on determining the number of war victims in Bosnia is over.

The figures include both the missing and those who died due to military activities or torture. The project does not include people who died during the war in accidents, through reckless handling of weapons, due to starvation or lack of medication.

“What comes to mind are 12 babies that died in Banja Luka because the hospital had no oxygen or six civilians in Gorazde who died because an airdropped American humanitarian aid package fell right on them,” said Mirsad Tokaca, head of the research project. “Such cases were not counted as they are regarded indirect deaths.”

LATEST UPDATE: DNA results of the International Commission on Missing Persons support an estimate of 8,100 Srebrenica genocide victims. So far, the identities of 6,186 genocide victims have been revealed by the DNA analysis. For more information and a source link, read here (as of July 11, 2009).

DNA: 8,000+ VICTIMS; CERTAINLY NOT LESS

May 12, 2007 2 comments
“We can for the first time say that the 8,000—maybe more but certainly not less missing from Srebrenica is accurate.” Source: The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP)

Photo credits: Archived bone samples of Srebrenica
massacre victims in ICMP’s
center in Tuzla.

DIGGING UP THE SECRETS OF THE DEAD

Mass graves are still turning up on the killing fields of Bosnia. Behind the ongoing battle to identify who the bodies are and how many people really died there.

By Ginanne Brownell
Newsweek [Republished for Fair Use Only. ]

The genocidal massacres of Srebrenica took place more than a decade ago, but Kathryne Bomberger relives them every day. As the director general of the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), Bomberger spends a good portion of her days visiting mass graves. Another grim stop: the Podrinje Identification Project (PIP) in Tuzla, Bosnia. Specially built to house recovered remains of Srebrenica victims, it is filled from floor to ceiling with body bags and thousands of bones.

There are also poignant personal items like clothing, photos and, in one instance, a handwritten German-Bosnian dictionary. Bosnian and international anthropologists and archaeologists extract DNA and use ante-mortem reports from family members to identify which skull goes with which arm. It’s a painstakingly long process—and one that Bomberger says is only half done. For the ICMP, Srebrenica is only one part of a story of missing people across the globe—the organization has used its specialized technology to identify remains from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Bomberger, who hails from the U.S. state of Virginia, spoke to NEWSWEEK’s Ginanne Brownell from the ICMP headquarters in Sarajevo about how far the group’s work has come and how far it still has to go. Excerpts:

NEWSWEEK: There has always been controversy about just how many people have gone missing in the Balkans. What are the numbers according to your DNA findings?

Kathryne Bomberger: From the region there were 40,000 missing overall, which includes Croatia and Kosovo. Of that number, about 30,000 were missing from Bosnia. We can for the first time say that the 8,000—maybe more but certainly not less—missing from Srebrenica is accurate. We can tell this based on the rate of blood-sample collection. You have to collect at least three different family members’ blood samples for every missing person. The 85,000 blood samples [collected so far] accounts for 28,000 different individuals missing from the conflict.

What do you say to those who claim the numbers are exaggerated?

Using DNA has proved to be an invaluable tool in providing truth regarding these disputed events. In 1999 we had hit a brick wall in making identifications—if there was no body there was no crime. After [former U.S. secretary of State] Madeleine Albright said [the United States] had satellite photos showing mass graves, the perpetrators went out and dug the bodies and moved them. We found one body in four different locations 50km [30 miles] apart. So we went to the families and said, “We are not sure if [DNA] is going to work but work with us and we will try.” We had to educate them about this DNA. We had to mount a huge campaign to take blood samples. We had to build a lab, and it was not until 2002 that we had a functioning process. We made our first DNA match of a 15-year-old boy from Srebrenica in 2001. So since that time to today we have made 12,000 DNA identifications of individuals in a five-year time span with over 1,000 for Thailand, 1,000 for the Balkan region and 9,000 for Bosnia. Of the 9,000 DNA matches, 4,174 of them relate to Srebrenica.

How much longer will this process take in Bosnia?

We hope by 2010 to assist in 9,000 to 10,000 DNA identifications—bringing the total to 20,000. A lot of people were identified before using DNA, so by 2010 probably most everybody will be accounted for. This is unique in history—we are a political organization that uses science as a tool to help find people. DNA proves that in this politically charged environment, where mass graves are political land mines being misused for political gain, we can provide concrete accurate evidence of what did happen.

Every year the graves keep popping up. Last year there were three exhumed with thousands of cases. How many graves do you expect to find this year?

Maybe three. [Since the end of the war] I would say about 500 or so mass graves have been discovered. We are hoping that the implementation of the national Missing Persons Institute this year, which will require that the abolition of the two separate offices in the two separate entities of Republica Srpska and the Federation [of Bosnia and Herzegovina], will merge to a national structure. [It] will create for the first time a unified list of missing persons.

Though Srebrenica makes news in Bosnia almost every day, the rest of the world seems to have forgotten what happened here. Does that depress you?

It just reinforces the work that you have to do and to getting it right. Dealing with the past is important for the future, so we need to document these atrocities and give a record of what happened. What you are ultimately hoping for—stupid us—is that it does not happen again. And of course it is happening again in Sudan.


Published by Newsweek on May 11th, 2007:
Digging Up the Secrets of the Dead. Republished for Fair Use Only [Educational / Non-Commercial purposes]. Photo credits for Archived Bone Samples in ICMP’s Center in Tuzla -from ICMP web site.