Association for Threatened Peoples in BiH considers marking of the 9th of January, “The Day of the RS”, as inappropriate after the Constitutional Court of BiH declared this day as unconstitutional.
President of the Association for Threatened Peoples in BiH, Fadila Memisevic, recalled that the founder of the RS was war criminal Radovan Karadzic, who was found guilty of mass murder, deportation, rape, concentration camps and genocide committed in Srebrenica before the International War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague.
“Therefore, marking of this day would be hard for victims who felt these crimes on their own skin. These are mothers, sisters, daughters, relatives of those who were killed and still are in mass graves throughout the RS, while their loved ones are seeking for their bones,” said Memisevic.
The members of Karadzic’s establishment, Momcilo Krajisnik and Biljana Plavsic, were before the same court in The Hague and were sentenced for crimes committed in the territory from which were expelled all non-Serbs after horrible things, and Biljana Plavsic even recognized these crimes and expressed remorse.
On January 9th, 1992 in Sarajevo, the then Assembly of the Serbian people in Bosnia and Herzegovina issued the Declaration of the proclamation of the Republic of Serbian people of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The republic has been proclaimed on the territories of Serbian autonomous regions and areas and other Serbian ethnic structures in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including the areas where Serbs were constituting a minority because of killings during World War II.