The Hodzici Road 4 mass grave is one of seven mass graves found alongside the road between the village of Hodzic and the city of Zvornik in eastern Bosnia and Herzegovina.
It was discovered in 1998 by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, ICTY, whose investigators determined that it is a secondary mass grave containing victims of 1995 genocide in Srebrenica.
So far, 71 individuals whose remains were found at the site have been identified.
The grave is unmarked, and lies in a meadow between houses and farms in the village of Hodzic.
At least 45 people whose remains were found in the grave died of gunshot wounds, and 34 had blindfolds.
The ICTY’s analysis showed that Hodzici Road 4 is a secondary mass grave and the bodies found there can be linked with the primary mass grave Lazete 2.
Bosniak men who had been captured following the fall of Srebrenica were transported on July 14, 1995 to the Grbavci school in the village of Orahovac then killed and buried in fields known as Lazete. Forensic analysis of soil and pollen samples, evidence and aerial images of creation and disturbance dates further revealed that bodies from the Lazete 1 and Lazete 2 graves were later removed and reburied at secondary graves along the Hodzici Road.
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.