The remains of another 19 Bosnian Muslims, victims of the Srebrenica genocide, are buried in the cemetery in Potocari.
On July 11, residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina honor the memory of more than 8,000 Muslims killed in 1995 in the city of Srebrenica.
The Srebrenica genocide is considered the largest humanitarian catastrophe in Europe since World War II.
Every year on July 11, the remains of the victims, after the identification procedure, are interred in the cemetery in the city of Potocari, in connection with which a ceremony is organized.
This year, the ceremony was held taking into account all measures to counter the new type of coronavirus, the memorial prayer was performed under the leadership of the Supreme Mufti of Bosnia, Hussein Kavazovich.
Namaz was also performed by officials, relatives of the victims, Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey Serdar Cham and representatives of foreign diplomatic missions.
Then the names of all 19 victims were read out, whose remains will be reburied. After that, their remains were buried in previously prepared graves.
Among the victims are two minors and one woman.
The youngest Bosnian to be reburied this year was 16 years old (Azmir Osmanovic), and the oldest was 63 years old (Husein Kurbašić).
Names of other victims: Veisil Khamzabegovich (1939), Mukhidin Mehmedovich (1977), Ramiz Selimovich (1951), Esnaf Khalilovich (1976), Muamer Mujich (1976), Mehmed Beganovich (1947), Hayro Alich (1944), Yusuf Alich (1967) ), Zayim Hasanovich (1968), Asim Nukich (1971), Nezir Dautovich (1969), Ibrahim Avdagich (1950), Yusuf Khalilovich (1948), Salikh Zhananovich (1955), Meho Karahozic (1939), Fikret Kiverich (1978) and Zilha Delitzsch (1971).
Thus, the number of victims of the tragedy buried in the cemetery in Potocari increased to 6,671.
The Srebrenica genocide has become a symbol of pain and the desire for justice not only for the Bosnians, but for the entire world community as a whole.
In the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Brcko District, July 11 is declared a day of national mourning.
Genocide in Srebrenica
On July 11, 1995, Serbian units under the command of Ratko Mladic entered Srebrenica, declared a “safe zone” by the UN.
Serbian units brutally massacred at least 8,372 unarmed Muslims, including women and children.
The slain Bosniaks were buried in mass graves.
The International Court of Justice of the United Nations in 2007 recognized the events in Srebrenica as an act of genocide.
On November 22, 2017, the International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague sentenced former commander of the Bosnian Serb forces Ratko Mladic to life imprisonment, having found him guilty of committing genocide and crimes against humanity.
On 8 June this year, the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IOMUT) upheld the life sentence against the “Bosnian butcher” Ratko Mladic.
The Appeals Chamber of the Tribunal in The Hague confirmed the sentence to Mladic.
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