One hundred years since the death of Gavrilo Princip was marked yesterday in Bosansko Grahovo, his birthplace.
The marking ceremony was attended by the member of the Presidency of BiH, Mladen Ivanic, and the Ministry of Labor, War Veterans and Disabled Persons’ Protection of the RS, Milenko Savanovic.
The marking program started at 11 AM by laying wreaths on a memorial in Bosansko Grahovo. Attendees also visited graves of the parents of Gavrilo Princip, as well as his birth home.
The marking ceremony included the addressing of the officials, which was followed by a cultural-entertaining program.
Gavrilo Princip shot the Austro-Hungarian prince Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914.
Members of the movement “Young Bosna” performed the assassination in protest of Austro-Hungarian occupying politics and their desire for liberation.
Due to Ferdinand’s assassination, 25 young people were brought before a court on October 12, 1914.
Gavrilo Princip was too young for the death sentence at the time of the assassination, and therefore he was convicted to 20 years in prison. He served his punishment in the Czech Terezin, where he died on April 28, 1918.