Several thousand citizens gathered in Sarajevo on Saturday evening to express support to the parents of Dzenan Memic, a young man who, according to the parents, was murdered
The Sarajevo Cantonal Court recently released Ljubo and Bekrija Seferovic, the persons accused of causing and concealing a traffic accident in which, according to the Prosecutor’s Office of Sarajevo Canton, the 21-year-old man was mortally injured.
The Memic family claimed, for the past two years, that their son was murdered, that he was not killed in a car accident, which is why they requested that the investigation is taken over by the state-level institutions.
Muriz Memic, the father, said during the gathering he would persist until the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina takes over this case and until the light is shed on the death of his son.
Memic directly accused Sarajevo Canton prosecutor Dalida Burzic of concealing the truth, saying that she took a significant amount of money in return for that.
“I have been begging her for two and a half years to tell me the truth. She knew it the first day. She said on March 15 that Dzenan was murdered,” added Memic.
Dzenan Memic died on February 15, 2016, after sustaining fatal injuries on February 8th, 2016, while walking with his girlfriend Alisa Mutap in Sarajevo suburb Ilidza.
Arijana Memic, the sister, addressed the crowd and promised, in an emotional speech, they would reach the justice.
The gathering was also addressed by Davor Dragicevic from Banja Luka, the father of a young man who was found dead in the Crkvena River earlier this year and who, according to the father, was murdered as well.
Contrary to the district institutions in Banja Luka, which concluded this month following an investigation that David Dragicevic "either ran away from the perpetrators and fell down the steep banks of the River Crkvena from a height of around 4.5 meters, or the perpetrators pushed him into the river from the banks when he drowned shortly after hitting the water”, the father claims his son was kidnapped, tortured and placed in the river shortly before the body was found.
During the protest in Sarajevo on Saturday, Dragicevic said just like Memic he would not give up on unveiling the truth.
“Muriz hasn’t been sleeping for two and a half years, I haven’t been sleeping for four months. I am playing a police officer, attorney, gravedigger. I told the Republika Srpska authorities there will be no election if the murder is not solved,” he stressed.