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BiH: Kosovo adopts Resolution on Srebrenica, reactions in BiH

Kosovo Assembly deputies adopted a resolution Wednesday condemning the Srebrenica genocide against the Bosniak population and all other human rights violations.

Most Bosnian officials welcomed the move by the Kosovo Assembly. “The truth about the Srebrenica genocide was decided by the international tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and everyone in the world and the region must respect it,” said Bosnian member of the BiH Presidency Šefik Džaferović, welcoming the Kosovo Assembly decision to adopt the Resolution. on Srebrenica.

Džaferović pointed out that only based on truth and justice can trust be restored, healthy relations built and peace strengthened in this part of Europe.

In a letter to Kosovo MPs, the Mothers of the Srebrenica Association thanked them for adopting the Resolution condemning the 1995 Srebrenica genocide, saying it represents an important contribution to peace and stability.

“Thank you for showing the world that peace, stability and reconciliation are the priorities you strive for, but also that these values ​​cannot be achieved without facing the past and without condemning genocide and all other war crimes committed in the former “Yugoslavia,” the letter said.

He noted that the Srebrenica Genocide is “the worst crime committed in Europe since World War II” and should not be forgotten, as the denial that it occurred represents “the last phase of genocide”.

“We can only stop the ubiquitous practice of glorifying war criminals and denying war crimes together. “The adoption of a resolution condemning the Srebrenica genocide is a step towards that goal,” the letter said.

The resolution states that “Republika Srpska Army (VRS) Serb forces carried out a massacre in Srebrenica and its environs for several days, when more than 8,000 women, men and children were killed.”

The resolution expresses deep sympathy and grief for the innocent victims and expresses condolences to the families. Any public and deliberate denial of the Srebrenica genocide, aimed at denigrating the victims and covering up the motives for the crimes committed, will be severely punished.

The government and other state institutions are invited to declare July 11th as Srebrenica Genocide Remembrance Day. The resolution calls on states to make additional efforts to bring to justice all those responsible for planning and committing the Srebrenica genocide.

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