Emir Suljagić

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Emir Suljagić
Deputy Minister of Defence of Bosnia and Herzegovina
In office
31 March 2015 – 10 December 2015
Prime Minister Denis Zvizdić
Preceded by Mirko Okolić
Succeeded by Sead Jusić
Personal details
Born (1975-05-21) 21 May 1975 (age 42)
Ljubovija, Yugoslavia
(now Serbia)
Nationality Bosniak
Political party Civic Alliance
(from 2016)
Other political
Democratic Front
Social Democratic Party
(until 2012)
Alma mater University of Sarajevo

Emir Suljagić (born 21 May 1975 in Serbia then Yugoslavia) is the author of Postcards from the Grave, a first-hand account of the 1995 Srebrenica Massacre and life in the besieged enclave in north-eastern Bosnia before the UN "safe area" fell to the Bosnian Serb Army.

During the War in Bosnia, Suljagić was a refugee. He was 17 years old when his family fled the ethnic cleansing of the Drina valley in 1992 and took refuge in Srebrenica. He taught himself English and became an interpreter for the UN forces stationed in the town.[1] It was thanks to his employment as a UN interpreter that he survived mass execution of the men and boys of the enclave that followed the fall of the town.[2]

After the war, he attended the University of Sarajevo, where he studied political science. Since 1996, Suljagić has worked as a reporter for the magazine Dani.[3] Between 2002 and 2004 he reported on the proceedings of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague for Dani and for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting.[4] On the Bosnia and Herzegovina general election 2014 he is a candidate to the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina as the Bosniak member.



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