Disappeared memories, by Igor Pavicevic

The road to Kruma, small town in the mountains of northern Albania, in which civilians who were kidnapped throughout Kosovo during the war in 1999 were taken away by the testimony of Albanians, who were official protected witnesses of Serbian  War Crimes Prosecutor office.
Kidnapped persons were brought there to be killed by terrorist and used as donors of organs for world black market. Investigation of organ trafficking first started by the Council of Europe Special Rapporteur Dick Marty, and later, on the basis of the reports submitted by the Council, were taken over by Serbian prosecutor’s office to continue the further investigation.
Photo essay, originated on the way to Kruma, intends to hypothetical evoke what was last kidnapped person saw, looking through car window, being just tens of kilometers away from becoming a victim of inhuman torture and vanishing in horrible death.
According to testimony of the people who participated in these crimes, kidnapped persons were often taken to the place of execution in their own vehicles.
Last picture in a row shows a yellow building, previously a school, the final destination used for inhuman operations of taking organs.


Kukeš, Kruma, North Albania

Photographer: Igor Pavicevic

Text: Mihailo Medenica




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