IGC calls to action


Institute for Research of Genocide, Canada invites all friends of the truth about the aggression against the Republic Bosnia and Herzegovina and genocide against its citizens to send a letter to the UN General Secretary. Please support the protest to the General Secretary of the United Nations over the scandalous incident when a wartime hymn of the most extreme of Serbian paramilitary and military units was performed in the UN General Assembly. The song “Mars na Drinu” was performed as part of the celebration organized by the GA president Vuk Jeremic of Serbia, notorious for his nationalistic rhetoric against Kosovo Albanians and other non-Serbs. The meaning of the song was best identified in the US State Department’s Seventh Report on War Crimes in the Former Yugoslavia: “Day and night, soldiers came to the house taking two to three women at a time. They were four to five guards at all times, all local Foca Serbs. The woman knew the rapes would begin when ‘Mars na Drinu’ was played over the loudspeaker of the main mosque. (‘Mars na Drinu,’ or ‘March on the Drina’, is reportedly a former Chetnik fighting song that was banned during the Tito years.) While ‘Mars na Drinu’ was playing, the women were ordered to strip and soldiers entered the homes taking the ones they wanted. The age of women taken ranged from 12 to 60. Frequently the soldiers would seek out mother and daughter combinations. Many of the women were severely beaten during the rapes.”

Please copy and e-mail this letter of protest to UN SG Ban ki Moon to the following e-mail addresses in his Executive Office and share with your friends: malcorra@un.org, haysom@un.org, kaneko@un.org

Show Respect for Genocide Victims and Remove “March on Drina” From UN’s Website