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St. Louis Bosnians

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Local Bosnians disappointed in 40-year sentence for former Bosnian Serb leader

THE HAGUE, Netherlands • A U.N. court convicted former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide and nine other charges Thursday and sentenced him to 40 years in prison for orchestrating Serb atrocities throughout Bosnia’s 1992-95 war that left 100,000 people [...]

March 24, 2016 News

‘The whole country is on life support,’ Bosnians on 20th anniversary of Peace Accord signing

Twenty years ago the Dayton Peace Accord put an end to the extreme violence and ethnic cleansing of the Bosnian War. But many St. Louis Bosnians feel the document left the country with no road to progress. [...]

December 14, 2015 News

Remembering Mirela Ahmetovic

I had the honor of sharing the stage last week with Elvir Ahmetovic, who survived the war and genocide in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica 20 years ago this month by living in a small cellar with his parents and [...]

July 14, 2015 Stories

‘Unfortunately help always comes a little too late:’ St. Louis Bosnians remember Srebrenica massacre

Elvir Ahmetovic, 33, is a teacher in the St. Louis public school system. Twenty years ago, he was a child living through an event that has been called the largest civilian slaughter on European soil since the holocaust. [...]

July 10, 2015 Audio, Stories
Roundtable Discussion: The Aftermath of Srebrenica

Roundtable Discussion: The Aftermath of Srebrenica

Elvir Ahmetovic, a native of Srebrenica and genocide survivor, currently works as a teacher at the Academy of Environmental Sciences and Mathematics for St. Louis Public Schools. [...]

November 6, 2013