People across the world are on Friday wearing white ribbons on their arms to commemorate the massacre of 3,176 non-Serbs, including 102 children, which took place in the northwestern town of Prijedor during the 1992-1995 war.
On May 31, 1992, the Bosnian Serb local government ordered all non-Serbs in the Prijedor area to mark their houses with white sheets and to wear white ribbons on their arms.
It was also the day the Omarska prison camp was established, where 3,300 of those people would end up.
About 50,000 people were exiled from Prijedor, while about 30,000 non-Serb men, women and children ended up in prison camps such as Keraterm, Trnopolje, Omarska and another 54 similar places.
Bosnia’s Youth Initiative for Human Rights is also organising a commemoration of the massacre in the capital. The activists are handing out white ribbons while wearing shirts containing information about the crime in front of Sarajevo’s Sacred Heart Cathedral.