April 10, 2012

A Man Whose Conscience is Clear

The Duško Kondor Civil Courage Award is given to Budimir Budo Koprivica

The Duško Kondor Civil Courage Award is given to Budimir Budo Koprivica because, although aware of the risks, he expressed his civil courage as follows:

 

  • From April 1992, risking his life, in Mostar and in Carina, he protected those who were persecuted on religious and ethnic grounds, as well as their property against theft and destruction.
  • Risking to be shot, he defended and protected the very valuable property of his neighbours.
  • In April 1992, he saved two of his fellow citizens, mother and daughter, from being raped.
  • He let the endangered women and children from his street in Mostar use his summer house in Dalmatia.
  • Right after the war, he was one of the first returnees and used his own example to encourage others to return to Mostar.

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BOOKS

  • Chronicle of Evil; Konjic: 1992 – 1995

    Chronicle of Evil; Konjic: 1992 – 1995

    Goran Sarić's war diary is an extraordinary testimony about his and my town Konjic during the last Bosnian war, which can be taken as a paradigm for the representation of the war on the entire territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina under the control of the Army of BiH.

  • Lazar Manojlović, a Man who does not give up

    Lazar Manojlović, a Man who does not give up

    The Book of Sorrow and Monition (Knjiga tuge i opomene) by Lazar Manojlović consists mainly of his newspaper articles published from 2009th to 2013th in which Manojlović deals with topics that are largely influenced his life and life in general in BiH.

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