Psychoanalytic Seminar Tuzla
9 February 2014
We invite the world psychoanalytic community to join us in opposing the brutal beating and persecution of people, who took to the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina to exercise their right to speak against poverty and injustice.
The authorities, who have profited from the trauma of war and genocide for over 20 years, keep on manipulating this trauma for their divisive political purposes. They systematically repress and deny any expression of the demands of citizens for freedom of speech.
We are aware that repressive and violent action by the authorities against people, who have not yet had space to speak about the trauma of war and genocide, may result in further physical and mental injuries.
We invite the world psychoanalytic community to support publicly our calls to end violence against people who are exercising their basic right to speak. We also invite all psychoanalysts to work with us on the prolonged trauma of and in a society where psychoanalysis is in its early days.
Dr Damir Arsenijevic, convener of the Psychoanalytic Seminar Tuzla