SARAJEVO, MAY 25 (ONASA) – In a short message on Twitter, High Representative Christian Schmidt recalled the massacre at the Tuzla gate, stressing that this crime should be an incentive to do everything to prevent something like this from happening again.
On this day 28 years ago, at 20:55, a grenade fired from the aggressor positions on Mount Ozren, at Kapija in Tuzla, killed 71 people with an average age of 21, while more than 200 people were seriously or lightly injured.
“On May 25, 1995, their young lives were brutally cut short. This terrible crime must be a reminder and an incentive to all of us to do everything we can so that something like this never happens again. It is especially politicians who must work more intensively on reconciliation and creating opportunities for young people to use their potential and progress in a democratic and prosperous Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Schmidt said in a statement.
VRS general Novak Đukić was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the massacre at the Gate, but he is not behind bars. He has been unavailable to the Bh judiciary since June 2014, when he was supposed to respond to the execution of his sentence, but he did not do so under the excuse that he was “undergoing treatment” in Serbia.
A warrant has been issued for him, however, he cannot be extradited to our country because he has Serbian citizenship.