Hundreds of victims of the Srebrenica genocide reburied

Tens of thousands of people attended the ceremony on the 15th anniversary of the massacre in the Bosnian Srebrenica. In 1995, the Bosnian Serb military forces killed about 8,000 unarmed Muslim men and boys. The International Court of Justice declared the actions of genocide — the worst mass murder in Europe since the Second World War.

During the ceremony at the cemetery at Srebrenica were reburied the remains of 775 newly identified victims. At the cemetery had already been buried 3,749 victims of this tragedy.

Among the visitors to the ceremony were the President of Serbia Boris Tadic, Turkish Prime minsitar Rezhep Tayyip Erdogan and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of France Bernard Kouchner.

Around 5,000 people took part in the symbolic march around the world. For three days they have been on the route of those who left Srebrenica before the onset of Serb forces in July 1995.

Srebrenica was a UN safe haven under the protection of peacekeepers from the Netherlands. After the capture of Srebrenica by Bosnian Serb troops led by General Ratko Mladic began to systematically destroy the male population. For nekaklki days killed about 8,000 people. Victims were buried in mass graves. Later, there were perapahavanni to cover up the crime.

To date, identified the remains of about 6,500 thousand. The remains of the other victims have yet to pass DNA tests.
Ratko Mladic, accused against whom the UN tribunal for war crimes before still not arrested. It is believed that he is hiding in Serbia. The former head of the Bosnian Serbs, Radovan Karadzic, who is accused of planning the genocide, was arrested in Belgrade in 2008 and is now considering his case to the International Court.

The names of the victims of genocide at the Memorial

The coffins with the remains of newly identified victims

The coffins with the remains of newly identified victims

The coffins with the remains of newly identified victims

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