Prime Minister Erna Solberg remembers the more than 8,000 Bosniaks who were killed in Srebrenica 25 years ago. She emphasizes that it is important that the massacre is remembered.
“The horrific crime left deep wounds in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the rest of Europe. Today we mourn the loss of the many thousands of victims in the massacres in Srebrenica,” said Prime Minister Solberg in a video message on Saturday.
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) have ruled that the massacre was a genocide.
“It is important to remember this tragedy and learn from it. We must acknowledge the past if we are to heal the wounds and build a future based on truth and reconciliation,” Solberg said.
Between 11 and 19 July 1995, Muslim boys and men in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica were systematically slaughtered by Bosnian Serb forces under the command of Army Chief Ratko Mladic.
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