Srdjan Aleksic was no ordinary man. Yugoslav amateur actor, swimmer, a soldier in the Army of Republika Srpska during the war in Bosnia. He was many things, but mostly he was able to remain human in critical times.
In Trebinje on January 21, 1993, during the war. Where the horrible scenes were occurring on daily basis. Srdjan noticed, a group of four uniformed soldiers as they forced a man outside of a cafe. Started harassing him across the street. He looked a little closer to a man’s face. He started to recognize the person. It was Alen Glavovic, an ethnic Bosniak, but also his neighbor.
He rushed at them while yelling at them to stop attacking civilian, which eventually they did. However, the soldiers turned against Aleksic. As they started hitting him with the rifle butts, that knocked him to the ground. But that didn’t stop the group from hitting him. They stopped as they noticed that Srdjan’s body wasn’t giving any reaction, which led to coma.
During the attack on Srdjan none of the eyewitnesses were keen to help him. As they were probably fearing the same punishment. If there were maybe more people like Srdjan Aleksic, just maybe there would be the one who would stand up for him.
Due to the injuries that Srdjan received on 21st, he died in hospital on January 27th, 1993.