Srdjan Aleksic

Srdjan Aleksic, born in Trebinje on 1966. He was a law student, and in the war a soldier of the RS Army. He was wounded on January 21, 1993 at the marketplace in Trebinje, and died six days later, on 27.01.1993, in the hospital in Trebinje.

The Dusko Kondor Civil Courage Award is given to Srdjan Aleksic posthumously, because, although he was aware of the risk, he sacrificed his life to save the life of Alen Glavovic, his fellow citizen, a Bosniak (Moslem) persecuted for his ethnicity.

He proved his civil courage on 21 January 1993, when he protected Alen Glavovic, Bosniac, who was stopped by a group of soldiers of the RS Army at the marketplace in Trebinje and asked for an ID card. After they established that he was a Bosniac, they started beating and harassing him. Srdjan Aleksic stood up against the criminals, defended Glavovic, telling him to run away, which he did, while the four soldiers brutally beat Srdjan with their guns instead of Glavovic. As a result of the beating, Srdjan fell into coma, and died on January 27, 1993. Srdjan's father wrote in eulogy: "He died performing his human duty".

Alen Glavovic, who was saved by Srdjan Aleksic lives in Sweden, is married and has two children.

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