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Posters of General Ratko Mladic all over Srebrenica

 

Activists of Citizens Association “Eastern Alternative” have, on several advertising places in Srebrenica, glued posters with the image of General Ratko Mladic and the words “There was no genocide” and “Live and be healthy”.

The Hague tribunal sentenced Ratko Mladic, a former commander of the Republika Srpska Army two years ago, to life imprisonment for the genocide in Srebrenica of persecuting Muslims and Croats throughout Bosnia-Herzegovina, terrorizing civilians in Sarajevo by long-term shelling and sniping and taking UNPROFOR members hostage in the period from 1991 -95.

The president of this association, Vojin Pavlovic, said that in this way they wanted to draw the public’s attention that no genocide had been committed in Srebrenica, and announced that the posters would also be glued in Bratunici and Milici.

“Even the British documents confirm that there was no genocide and this shows that political judgments were issued in the Hague and the Court of BiH against the accused Serbs and that the process of revision of all those verdicts should be initiated, as well as the qualifications of the Srebrenica accident,” Pavlovic added, Vijesti.ba news portal reports.

The Srebrenica massacre, also known as the Srebrenica genocide was the July 1995 massacre of more than 8,000 Bosniaks, mainly men and boys, in and around the town of Srebrenica during the Bosnian War.

The killings were perpetrated by units of the Bosnian Serb Army of Republika Srpska (VRS) under the command of Ratko Mladic.

The Scorpions, a paramilitary unit from Serbia, who had been part of the Serbian Interior Ministry until 1991, also participated in the massacre.

In April 1993 the United Nations (UN) had declared the besieged enclave of Srebrenica—in the Drina Valley of northeastern Bosnia—a “safe area” under UN protection.

However, the UN failed to both demilitarize the Army of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ARBiH) within Srebrenica and force the withdrawal of the VRS surrounding Srebrenica.

UNPROFOR’s 370 Dutchbat soldiers in Srebrenica did not prevent the town’s capture by the VRS—nor the subsequent genocide.

(Photo: BHRT)

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