Bosnian youth group holds mock burials to mark Human Rights Day
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||10 December 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Bosnian youth group holds mock burials to mark Human Rights Day, 10 December 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50cb3acec.html [accessed 26 December 2014]|
December 10, 2012
By RFE/RL's Balkan Service
The group held a symbolic funeral for human rights in Sarajevo on December 10.
SARAJEVO – The Youth Initiative for Human Rights has staged mock burials in Bosnia-Herzegovina's three largest cities to mark international Human Rights Day.
In central Sarajevo, members of the group accompanied by a band playing funeral music marched through a pedestrian zone with a black coffin symbolizing the death of human rights.
One group member read a speech that said, "We are gathered here in order to bury human rights and freedom."
The speaker added that human rights don't exist in Bosnia.
Similar events were held in Banja Luka, the capital of the Bosnian Serb entity where ethnic Serbs are the majority, and in the ethnically divided city of Mostar, where the western part of the city is mainly inhabited by Bosnian Croats.