Daliborka Mikulić

Daliborka Mikulić, as a 12-year-old girl, was heavily wounded during the 1992 shelling of Slavonski Brod, in the backyard of a residential building. From the spring to the fall of 1992, 65 children were wounded and 27 killed in Slavonski Brod. Nobody has been held responsible for this crime so far.

Since March 25, 1992, when the first civil defense sirens went off in Slavonski Brod, until October 7, 1992, some 130 bombs and tens of thousands of canon and rocket explosives fell on the city.  Targets of the attacks were mostly civilians. In only one war year, 27 children were killed and 65 were wounded. Nobody has been held responsible for this crime so far. 

On April 28, 1992, during one of many shellings of Slavonski Brod, Daliborka Mikulić, then a 12-year-old girl, was wounded. This happened during a short break from a day-long shelling. In the backyard of a building in which Daliborka lived with her parents, while trying to find protection in a near-by shelter, Daliborka was heavily wounded.

The status of killed children and children war invalids has not, to this day, been adequately regulated with legal provisions. Material rights of civilian victims are not in accordance with the tragedy they had suffered. The message from civilian victims is that life or invalidity of a child or a civilian is worth the same as life of an invalid war veteran. Children wounded in the war deserve material reparations, acknowledgement of their suffering from institutions and the society, as well as marking of the sites of their suffering.