The massacre in the village of Brisevo was a war crime committed at the beginning of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina on July 24 and 25, 1992 against Croats in the parish of Stara Rijeka, four kilometers south of Prijedor.
In the village of the “erased” name near Prijedor, 67 Croats of that place were brutally murdered. The massacre in Beisevo in 1992, a Croatian village between Prijedor and Sanski Most, was committed by members of the 5th Kozaracka Brigade and the 6th Krajina Brigade from Sanski Most, which is one of the most mass casualties of Croats in one day during the past war in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, reports Nedjelja .ba.
Entire Brisevo families were killed: Matanovic 13, Buzuk 10, Ivandic nine, Marijana seven, Mlinar and Komljen five each…
Father Mladen Matanovic and his two sons were also killed in the massacre: 16-year-old Ervin and 18-year-old Johan Matanovic.
Surviving witnesses claim that the crimes were terrible and that entire families perished in them.
Before the murder, almost all the women were raped, and the men were massacred by cutting off their noses, genitals, ears…and other indescribable ways of torture…
The youngest victim was Ervin Matanovic, and the oldest was 81-year-old Stipo Dimac, and, unfortunately, it is safe to say that no one outside Brisevo had heard of these victims and martyrs.