In Bosnia and Herzegovina, a memorial event has been held to mark 25 years since Bosnian Serb forces killed a total of 8,000 Bosniak men during the Bosnian War in 1995.
A service took place on Saturday, July 11, at the Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial and Cemetery and tens of thousands of people would ordinarily have attended, but restrictions were put in place to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Nine recently-identified victims of the massacre were buried as approximately 1 000 victims are yet to be identified in DNA tests.
The president of the Mothers of Srebrenica association, Munira Subašić, was one of the few speakers to appear in person. Her organisation campaigns for justice for the families of the victims. “My first message is to the war criminals, those who committed the crime of genocide,” Subašić stated. “We will haunt you and we will never wear down. One of us will always be there to haunt you. It is our right and our duty.”
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