May 23, 2013

Good people from an evil Bijeljina

Last night in Sarajevo at the Holiday Inn, in the hall Drina, in front of about 80 visitors was held a promotion of the book „Truth and Lies“ by Jusuf Trbić.

Publisher of the book is Bosniak cultural community „Preporod“. The book is a collection of the author's texts written on the eve of the war in Bosnia and testimonies about the sufferings of Bosniaks in Bijeljina and Semberija.

The book was presented by: Senadin Lavić, President of Preporod, Svetlana Broz, director of NGO Gariwo, Duško Tomić, a lawyer and by author. For the book is said that it is of great documentary importance, and that it is prepared indictment for the evil which has not been yet processed in Bijeljina.

That this is so is demonstrated by the case of Duško Tomić which lives in Bijeljina in fear for his life, and as the organizer of the assassination of Tomić has been mentioned Vojkan Đurković, one of Bijeljina warlords. In the book there are a lot of facts about Đurković's war activities.

What is important to mention is, as noted Svetlana Broz, that Jusuf Trbić, although he was a victim of torture, he did not fell under the influence of experience of evil. That what he is interested for and what he never quiet about is experience of  good.

In the book are mentioned the brothers Đorđislav and Drago Krstić who rescued Jusuf accommodated him in their house. They told him: "You will be our guest, and if anyone should die, it'll be me and my brother, and then you."

On the book promotion was repeatedly mentioned  Lazar Manojlović from Bijeljina, laureate of Duško Kondor Civil Courage Award in 2008. 

Press NGO Gariwo

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