With the laying of wreaths and candle burning and the Holy Mass, Vukovar was recalled on Friday at the warehouses of Velepromet, where the former JNA was still in September 1991. According to the data of the Croatian Society, detainees of Serb concentration camps (HDLSKL) were killed by more than 700 war veterans and civilians.
The HDLSKL also says that it is through the Velepromet warehouse in the September 1991 period. to April 1992. 10.000 veterans and civilians passed.
"Is it possible that crimes will be committed here, but in other camps, will they go unpunished? We demand from the DORH to institute criminal reports in order for those responsible to be accountable for the crimes, "said the president of the HDLSKL Vukovar, Zdravko Komšić, at a commemorative speech.
Under the memorial plaque, in the name of all those who had been tortured in Velepromet, a wreath was laid and candles burned by former prisoners of that camp Aleksandar Šovanj and Josip Čondić.
"There they beat us and maltreated us. Everywhere they heard the mouth. There is a little bit below, there is a hole in the brickyard, and there were gunshots there, they killed there, "said Josip Čondic, who brought 19 to Velepromet. November from the Vukovar hospital to which he was relieved, and from Velepromet was taken to the camp in Sremska Mitrovica.
HDLSKL President Danijel Rehak told reporters that Velepromet was the largest concentration camp in Croatia and that the Society required the DORH to finally answer all those who tortured and killed Vukovar at Velepromet. "HDLSKL has filed a dozen criminal charges against warlords and torturers in Serbian camps and Velepromet, so far, or almost nothing was done on that issue," complained Rehak.
Among the numerous Vukovarans who gathered in Velepromet's yard, there was also the last commander of the Vukovar defense, Branko Borkovic, who in the statement warned journalists that 24 years after the Homeland War is still not solved by the question of satisfaction of justice, rather than "verification" of places like Velopromet and other camps.
"What we are looking for is dignity and that the dead find their peace, but unfortunately we have not found everything missing. War crimes do not expire. It is necessary to embark on constant persecution of the perpetrators. It is for us and our state to insist that justice is met, "Borkovic said and added that Croatia is a necessity for lustration and for the justice of the victims of the Homeland War.
"Lustrirat needs all those abolished by the Law on abolition and to determine whether there are in any case elements of a war crime that the abolition law can not be abolished. I have been proud for many years of Bajić and now I call him, but I also call Cvitana to take the thing in his hands and start doing his job, "Borkovic said.
According to Staša Zajovic from the Belgrade non-governmental association "Women in Black", this association still demands justice for crimes in Vukovar 1991. years. "The terrible crime of missing persons is what the Vukovar is most upset now and I think that the Army of Serbia as an heir to the JNA has a huge responsibility there and has to open the archives to find it missing," Zajović said. "It is particularly dramatic that 25 is approaching. the anniversary of the suffering of Vukovar, and some elementary things related to the justice for the crimes committed against Vukovar and Vukovar did not happen, "he warned.
The delegation of the Society for Social Research and Communication (UDIK) from Sarajevo also passed the wreath of the memorial plate in Velepromet. In the opinion of Coordinator of that association Edvin Kanko Ćudić, one can not say that some people committed crimes in Vukovar. "This was done by the former JNA and Serbian paramilitary formations. The coming to Vukovar for us should act as when Croats come to Srebrenica. Without mutual respect and understanding there can be no mutual reconciliation and respect between our two peoples, "Kanka Ćudić said.
The holy mass in Velepromet's yard for the victims of Serb concentration camps was led by Filip Maršić, parish priest of Župe sv. Jura from Derventa (BiH).
In the hangars in which the detainees were located, HDLSKL set up an exhibition of written and pictorial material about the casualties in Serbian concentration camps and about the suffering of Vukovar in the Homeland War.