26 years have passed since the Srebrenica genocide

26 years have passed since the Srebrenica genocide


Today is the 26th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, which took place in the heart of Europe years after the Second World War.

The convoy carrying the bodies of 19 victims reached the Potocari Memorial Cemetery. 16 when the youngest of the victims identified this year was killed; The oldest was 63 years old.

19 victims will be sent off on the last journey with a ceremony to be held today. After the burial process, the number of those buried in the mausoleum will reach 6,671.

The killing of 8,372 Bosniak civilians in Srebrenica on 11 July 1995 is described as the biggest massacre in European history since the Second World War.

Ratko Mladic, one of the chief culprits of the genocide, was captured in 2011 after 16 years of desertion. Mladic, who was tried in The Hague, was sentenced to life imprisonment.

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