Three days after Sead Ramic turned 19, in May 1992, he was taken by a group of men from the Bratunac village of Hranca, and his remains were never found. Adem Ramicwas also taken in the same group, and their relatives remember them on the 31st anniversary and talk about the crime for the sake of future generations and those who might discover the locations of the graves where the remains of their loved ones are located.
Although it is located along the main road to Bratunac, the village of Hranca is difficult to find without the help of the locals. The sign indicating the place is no longer there. Hiba, whose husband Adem was taken from the village on May 3rd, 1992, and then killed, directs journalists by phone to find her house, only ten meters from the road.
She brings the journalists to the house, which, she says, was unrecognizable to her when she first returned to the village. It was set on fire in the spring of 1992.
There, at the age of 24, she saw her husband for the last time.
Adem Ramic was 28 years old when he was killed, and his remains were buried in the Veljaci cemetery in 2007.
Just across the road, Hiba shows the journalists the way that leads to the house of Sinan Ramic, whose son Sead was also taken on May 3rd, 1992, and whose remains his father is still searching for. Sead was in a group of men with Hiba’s husband Adem.
“My son is still missing to this day, it will be 31 years on May 3rd. He was 19 years and three days old when he was taken. He went to mechanical school, he almost graduated, that is, we can say he already finished mechanical high school. At one time, he was involved in sports at Football Club “Bratstvo”. I still have his card here,” told Sinan through tears.
Sinan spent the years after the war searching for information about what happened to his son and where his remains might be. He had information that those nine men, including his son, were imprisoned in a shed near the playground in Bratunac, and that his son was in a camp in Serbia, but he never got the real information.
He recalls that one man offered to look for him in Serbia, free of charge, which he particularly emphasizes.
The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) sentenced Najdan Mladjenovic to three and a half years for destroying property on May 3rd, 1992 in Hranca, by showing a group of soldiers Bosnian houses that should be burned, after which the soldiers did so, and that he himself searched and set fire to one the house. He was acquitted of, among other things, participation in the murders. He was tried with Savo Zivkovic, who was acquitted of all charges, Detektor reports.