The tenth protest of support to the family of Dzenan Memic, a young man who died under still unresolved circumstances in a Sarajevo park in February 2016, was held on Saturday in Bosnia's capital city.
“This is the tenth time I am going out on the streets instead of going to institutions that should do their job. The state prosecution took over this case,” the father, Muriz Memic, said.
The Memic family claimed for the past two years that their son was murdered and not killed in a car accident as the cantonal prosecution initially said. They were requesting that the investigation is taken over by the state-level institutions, which was, according to Memic, recently accepted.
The family of the young man accused the Sarajevo Canton Prosecutor, Dalida Burzic, of concealing the truth, saying she took a significant amount of money in return for that.
In a trial before the Sarajevo Cantonal Court earlier this year, Ljubo and Bekrija Seferovic, the persons accused of causing and concealing alleged traffic accident in which the 21-year old man was mortally injured, were released.
Following the recent meeting he had with the Bosnia's State Prosecutor's Office, Muriz Memic said this was the first time he was satisfied after leaving one institution.
“I saw there were honourable and fair people, and I must say they are doing their job in the most honourable way,” he stressed.
“This won't be a political gathering, I have information there are other two political rallies this evening, in the Skenderija and the Zetra halls. I would like to ask them not to mention the Dzenan Memic case there,” the father said.
The attendance of the state presidency candidate in this weekend's attention in this gathering drew the attention of the public. Diana Zelenika who will run for the post of Croat member of Bosnia's tripartite Presidency said she was there on behalf of “Dzenan's mother and all other mothers whose children were tortured and murdered.”
“I would like to tell Munevera (the young man's mother) and all other mothers that I will fight for our children until the last drop of my blood and against all those who think they could manage the lives of our children,” she said.
Muriz Memic, the father, conveyed a message of support from Sarajevo to the protesters in Banja Luka, seeking the justice for David Dragicevic, another young man who died under still unresolved circumstances.