Exhibition on Massacre in Ahmici Opened in Croatia


The president of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, Judge Carmel Agius, has opened an exhibition at the SENSE Transitional Justice Center in Pula, Croatia, focusing on the crimes committed in Ahmići, Bosnia, in April 1993. The exhibition is part of an interactive narrative entitled “Ahmići: 48 Hours of Ashes and Blood,” which features photographs taken by Mr. Giles Penfound, a photographer with the UNPROFOR British Battalion.

In his remarks, President Agius emphasized that the exhibition “is a testament to the progress made since the 1990s,” and that in looking back together “at a time of conflict and disunity, through an exhibition born out of collaboration and dialogue,” we “remember these crimes and, what is more, we honor the victims.”

President Agius further recalled that the crimes committed in Ahmići in April 1993 were addressed in a number of cases before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, which established an important historical record that Muslim civilians were deliberately persecuted in order to spread terror and “ethnically cleanse” Ahmići of its Muslim population.

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Sarajevo Times