Bljeceva 2 is a secondary mass grave located in the village of Bljeceva, some 11 kilometres from the town of Srebrenica. It is one of three gravesites discovered in this area. The site was exhumed in 2004 by the Bosnian Federal Commission on Missing Persons. DNA examination by the International Commission on Missing Persons showed that 81 people whose remains were found were Bosniaks reported missing from Srebrenica in July 1995.
The gravesite was discovered on a meadow, next to the small village road. It was approximately 30 metres long and two-and-a-half metres deep. Most of the forensic evidence found was personal belongings and documents.
Items of particular interest included what could have been a Dutch newspaper article that was found in a bag. The print of the newspaper was well preserved and dated January 10, 1995. A bent road sign with the name of the village of Kravica was also found in the grave.
A large amount of food items were discovered, mainly pre-packed meals, as well as eating utensils.
An examination of the soil and the condition of the remains, which were almost entirely a mixture of body parts and skeletal elements, indicated that this was a secondary mass grave.
The gravesite is marked with a memorial plaque and the names of the victims are listed on a house next to the gravesite.
An investigation by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia concluded that the Bljeceva 2 gravesite was a secondary mass grave connected with primary mass graves in Glogova and that the remains belonged mostly to the victims of a massacre in a farm warehouse in Kravica.
So far, the ICTY and domestic courts in the Balkans have sentenced a total of 47 people to more than 700 years in prison, plus five life sentences, for Srebrenica crimes.