The Muslim criminal Ejup Ganić - Bosnia 1992 -

Period: Yugoslav Wars

Region: Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Muslim criminal Ejup Ganić - Bosnia 1992

Ejup Ganić (1946.) is a Muslim publicist and professor. He was an active participant in political life in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the last decade of the 20th century, when wars were being fought in the former Yugoslavia.

Together with Alija Izetbegović and Haris Silajdžić, he was in the Supreme Muslim Head in the first half of the 1990s, when he was part of a joint criminal enterprise, causing over half a million Serbs to be forcibly expelled from the Federation of BiH in that period.

His most notorious war crime was in Sarajevo on May 3, 1992, when Muslim paramilitaries attacked a convoy of JNA vehicles on Dobrovoljačka Street because an agreement was reached to peacefully withdraw the Yugoslav People's Army from the Marshal Tito barracks, and the agreement was guaranteed by international representatives of the UN. He personally took command of the paramilitary operation.  

During the nineties, Ejup Ganić was a member of the so-called Muslim War Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he and Izetbegović decided on many things.

Thus, in areas where Muslims had a relative or absolute majority, mass murders of Serbs, rapes of women, kidnappings, robberies, the bombing of houses and bars, demolition of Orthodox churches, or ethnic cleansing with genocidal intentions were committed.

In reality, Ganić was the "right hand" of Alija Izetbegović.



Storm * Flash * Bjelovar * Kupres * Bascarsija * Medak's Pocket * Orthodox churches

Banjaluka's newborns * Boderiste * Cardak * Sarajevo's Golgotha * Aberdareva street


Strahinja Zivak * Mira Draagicevic * Rade Rogic * Milorad Pajcin * Olga Drasko

Milica Rakic * Boki Vesovic * Slobodan Stojanovic * Bozana Delic * Jovan Jakovljevic

Mladen Mrkic * Stevan Inic * Hariton Lukic


Adem Jashari * Agim Ramadani * Ramush Haradinaj * Hasim Taci * Agim Ceku

Sulejman Selimi * Aljush Agushi * Rustem Mustafa * Kadri Veselji * Ibrahim Rugova

Ante Gotovina * Mladen Markac * Franjo Tudjman * Janko Bobetko * Petar Stipetic

Bloody Azra * Tihomir Blaskic * Mate Boban * Jadranko Prlic * Valentin Coric

Alija Izetbegovic * Ejup Ganic * Haris Silajdzic * Sefer Halilovic * Dragan Vikic

Ahmet Sejdic * Musan Topalovic * Ramiz Delalic * Naser Oric * Jusuf Prazina

Janez Jansa * Igor Bacvar


Lora * Dretelj * Ribarska koliba * Silos * Celebici * Viktor Bubanj * Kerestinec * Kukesh

Brcko * Ljubuski * Zagreb Fair * Pakracka Poljana * Yellow House * Lapushnik * Likovac


Koshare Junik * Pashtrik Prizren * Koridor Posavina * Nevesinje Herzegovina 


Ejup Ganić was born on March 3, 1946, in the village of Sebečevo, municipality of Novi Pazar, district of Stari Ras (FR Serbia, SFRY).

Education and career

He finished primary school in his hometown and secondary technical school in Nova Varoš.
Ejup Ganić graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1970 and later received his master's degree in 1972 at the University of Belgrade. After completing his studies, he worked as an independent researcher at the Institute of Chemistry, Technology, and Metallurgy in Belgrade.

He later studied in the United States, where he defended his doctoral dissertation in 1976 at the prestigious American University in Boston. He also got a job there at the Massachusetts Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Technology. He became an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the Universities of Chicago (until 1982) and New York, and also at the famous Russian Lomonosov Institute in Moscow.

He returned from America in 1977, where he immediately terminated his employment contract in Belgrade and went to Sarajevo. There he became the director of the UNIS Institute, and his job was to develop rocket fuel production systems. This later became a state secret.

He has published about 100 scientific papers and published three books on the topic of mechanical engineering and technology. He was also awarded the "Veselin Masleša" award in 1987.    


Ejup Ganić is married to Fahrija (former Miss of the University of Belgrade) and has two children: a son Emir and a daughter Emina (born in Chicago in 1978).

Ejups children

Political Engagement

In the first multi-party elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina on November 18th, 1990, Ejup Ganic was a member of the Presidency of the Party of Reform Forces of Yugoslavia (SRSJ), founded a few months earlier by Yugoslav Prime Minister Ante Marković. At the time, Ganić declared himself a "Yugoslav" by nationality.   

His candidacy for the Presidency of BiH was supported by the militant party Party of Democratic Action, which was founded in May 1990 by Alija Izetbegović, Munim Malajgić, Rusmir Mahmutćehajić, Mustafa Cerić, and others.

Formally, Ejup Ganić was a member from 1994. to 1999... although he had previously been very close to them since his SRSJ party disintegrated in 1991.



At the beginning of the war, Ganić moved into an apartment that was stolen from a Serbian family. This was common practice not only in Sarajevo, but also in Zenica, Tuzla, Visoko, Bihać, and other places.

Also at that time, the Muslim rulers connected with the Sarajevo underground, where characters from the bottom of human society paraded: Jusuf Juka Prazina, Mušan Topalović Caco, Ramiz Delalić Ćelo, Ismet Bajramović, and others. They made an informal agreement in the sense that criminals were allowed a free hand to do whatever they wanted without any sanctions: smuggling, blackmail, prostitution, robberies, murders, racketeering, etc. In return they would have to do dirty work for the government: intimidation and persecution of Serbs from Bosnia.

The extreme wing of the SDA, led mainly by Muslims from Stari Ras (Sanjak), realized that the process of independence of BiH from Yugoslavia would not go quickly and easily and that combat formations should be made for such work. The decision was made in mid-1991 to establish the so-called Patriotic League, and a little later the so-called Green Berets. This operation was entrusted to former Yugoslav officer Sefer Halilović, who deserted from the JNA that year.

The Muslim Government of BiH decided on April 29, 1992, to attack the barracks and members of the JNA and to treat them as enemies, that is. occupiers. There is also an official note in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of BiH.

Dobrovoljačka Street

At the very beginning of the armed conflict in Bosnia, a crime took place on Sarajevo's Dobrovoljaćka Street on May 3, 1992. This is about the fact that it was the Muslim paramilitary formations that blocked the "Marshal Tito" JNA Barracks, which were located very close to the building of the Presidency of BiH. An agreement was reached between the Command of the Second Military District (General Milutin Kukanjac) and the Muslim Presidency on the peaceful withdrawal of JNA soldiers and vehicles, mediated by the UN international representative, General Luis McKenzie. Since there had been fierce fighting between Muslims and JNA soldiers the day before, the JNA military police arrested Alija Izetbegović as a guarantee that nothing would happen to the column of JNA soldiers.

Map of the conflict on the bridge near Skenderija

According to an earlier plan, Muslim extremists with weapons in their hands were placed in Dobrovoljačka Street, where the column was intercepted and a hellish situation arose. Alija Izetbegović was being held hostage in a military transporter while Muslims were killing JNA soldiers. Then it was possible for Izetbegović to call Ganić ...

Izetbegović: "Issue an order to cease fire!".

Ganić: "Listen, Alija, your orders are now invalid because you issue them under pressure ... I am now taking command!"    

A few minutes later, Ejup Ganić issued an order to the so-called command of Patriotic League and Territorial Defense via radio as follows: "When Alija comes out ... kill them all!".

This conversation was recorded by the JNA Counterintelligence Service and is preserved in the Military Prosecutor's Office as evidence.

On Dobrovoljacka Street, 42 JNA soldiers, mostly Serbs, were killed that day, and over 70 were wounded, while 210 were captured and taken to camps.

The massacre in Dobrovoljačka Street was just an introduction to the hell that awaited not only Sarajevo Serbs but also other Serbs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Other crimes

The Muslims united most of their paramilitary formations and the Territorial Defense into the so-called The Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which had seven corps. They were helped throughout the war not only by NATO countries, primarily the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain, but also by the Islamic world: Afghanistan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon ... etc.

The mujahideen came to the aid of the Balkans

Here are just some of the atrocities committed by Muslim (para)military and police formations during 1992-1995, some of which were committed in cooperation with the so-called Croatian Defense Council or the so-called Croatian Defense Forces:
• Bjelovac near Bratunac - December 14, 1992
• Ethnic cleansing in Visoko - from 1992 to 1995
• Ethnic cleansing in Goražde - from 1992 to 1995
• Donja Lijeska near Visegrad - October 29, 1992.
• Kazani Cave above Sarajevo - from 1992 to 1993
• Ledići near Trnovo - June 7, 1992
• Girls Natasa and Milica in Sarajevo - March 11, 1995.
• The Jovanović family in Zenica - October 2, 1993
• Attack on a JNA column in Tuzla - May 15, 1992
• Ethnic cleansing of Derventa - from April to July 1992.
• Ethnic cleansing of Pofalic - May 16, 1992.
• The village of Čemerno near Ilijaš - June 10, 1992.
• Driving on Ozren Mountain - September 10, 1995.
• Mirjana Dragicevic from Donja Bioca - December 28, 1992.


Concentration camps

In addition to the killing of Serbs, the wartime presidency of BiH maintained a whole series of concentration camps in BiH around 536, according to the records of Sava Vidanović, of which 126 camps were only in the area of the city of Sarajevo. Not only JNA and later VRS soldiers were brought to these camps as prisoners of war, but also Serb civilians who did not have weapons, nor was there any evidence that they were involved in any criminal acts.
They were imprisoned based on false accusations that they were spies and betrayed JNA or VRS positions via radio, or that they hated Muslims, or that they raped some Muslim women, or that they were members of the SDS party ... etc.

The conditions in those camps were more than terrible. Prisoners slept in unventilated rooms, on concrete, rarely with the use of toilets, without medical care; beatings and psycho-physical torture were daily, just like the repeated rape of girls and women. There were many cases of Serbs in Muslim camps being led to fake shootings, digging trenches on the front lines, burning with a burner (flamethrower), connected to an inductor telephone, cutting off their body parts, breaking bones, forcing them to eat feces and various other morbid acts which a healthy man cannot even imagine.
The cells were mostly small, no more than 20 square meters, in which, typically, 40-50 prisoners were held.

The entire top military and civilian authorities in Sarajevo, including Ejup Ganić, were very well informed about all these events in the camps, but nothing was done to stop it. Most of the camps were hidden and the International Red Cross delegation was not allowed to enter.   

Violation of the Geneva Conventions

It is also interesting that the Muslim authorities concealed the use of banned ammunition or chemical weapons during the war, which was produced in the "Behar" factory.



In 2009, the Special Prosecutor's Office for War Crimes in Belgrade issued an international arrest warrant for him with INTERPOL due to a well-founded suspicion that he was the primary and most-responsible culprit for the massacre of Yugoslav soldiers in Dobrovoljačka Street in Sarajevo. The Higher Court in Belgrade had opened an investigation against Ganić a year earlier. Aside from Ganić, other 18 people were indicted for that war crime.

The London police arrested Ganić on March 1, 2010, at Heathrow Airport and he was taken into custody, where he was to remain until his extradition to the Republic of Serbia. However, he was released four months later when Sanela Jackins, a Muslim investor, paid a huge bail. Also, British judges from Westminster did not take into account the arguments of Vladimir Vukčević, the public prosecutor from the Republic of Serbia, who submitted evidence, which he was told was "politically motivated".

The undisguised joy of a criminal: Ganić in London

In fact, the delivery of Ganić for trial would reveal the chain of command, and the context of the Bosnian war would take on a different meaning. Then Serbs would no longer be the main culprits for the war, nor would Muslims be victims, etc.

This certainly did not suit the British because they supported and helped Muslims in BiH in the 1990s, so they would find themselves in an unenviable situation, so they released Ganić.



When Alija Izetbegović fell ill in 1996, Ejup Ganić was the President of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
After the Bosnian Herzegovinian war, he educated his children at prestigious universities in Great Britain. He also owns several expensive properties, mostly in Sarajevo (for which he did not have building permits), but also in Belgrade.

At the beginning of the 21st century, the Federal Prosecutor's Office of BiH had several times launched an investigation into the origin of Ejup Ganić's property, which was stopped from the very top of the government a few days later. Ganić himself justified his wealth with royalties from the intellectual property from the USA, which is just a farce. Bazaar stories in the town on Miljacka say that he started his wealth during the war, when Alija Izetbegović donated it from the International Donations Fund, as his close associate. 

Ganić's University in Sarajevo

He is the head of the Association of Universities of BiH, he is the president of the Committee for Scientific Research of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Sarajevo, he is a member of the American Nuclear Society. In addition, he founded his own private university.

In 2015, he received a decoration from Ivo Josipović, the President of the Republic of Croatia, for which he had been waiting for 20 years. More precisely, Ganić avoided receiving it from Franjo Tudjman in 1995. This decision was welcomed by Muslims from central Bosnia with indignation and insults against Ganić, because the so-called units of the Croatian Defense Council committed crimes against civilians in Vitez, Travnik, Ahmići, etc.
Today, Ejup Ganić lives and works freely in Sarajevo.


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