20TH ANNIVERSARY OF MURDER OF SARAJEVO SERBS MARKED
28.10.2013. / Akademediasrbija
Sarajevo marked the 20th anniversary of the crime against Serbs in Kazani pit at Trebevic, near the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH).
After the civil war in BiH, the authorities recovered from pit Kazani the remains of 29 individuals murdered by soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division of the BiH Army with Musan Topalovic Caco as the commander.
Vice President of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Svetozar Pudaric laid wreaths at the scene of the crime and honoured the innocent Serb civilians from Sarajevo.
He said that a war crime was committed at Kazani and that the truth about those who committed crimes in the war should be separated from the truth about those who fought honourably.
In 2011, Pudaric launched the initiative for putting a memorial plate honouring victims in Kazani but the plate has not been installed yet.
Musan Caco Topalovic is believed to be responsible for the murder of Serb and Croatian civilians in Sarajevo as he took civilians from their homes together with other members of his Division and brought them to Trebevic where they were executed and their bodies were then thrown into the pits called Kazani.
Topalovic was arrested on a warrant issued by the Bosniak political authorities on October 26, 1993, in the Trebevic action which left nine soldiers and police officers of the BiH Army dead. Topalovic was killed a day later in an attempt to flee.
A total of 14 members of the BiH Army have been found guilty for the crime in Kazani and they received prison sentences of 10 months to 6 years.
/ Tanjug /