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Srebrenica mourners denied access to memorial site

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Srebrenica mourners denied access to memorial site


Bosnian Serb police have prevented relatives of the victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre from visiting a site where more than a thousand Bosnian Muslim men were killed.

The women who were all mothers, wives, sisters and daughters of those who died, wanted to lay flowers outside a warehouse in Kravice where their relatives were executed in July 1995. But officers said local Serbs did not want them there.

Prayers were said at a nearby football field in memory of around 3000 Muslim men and boys who were taken there before their deaths.

Kada Hotic lost a son and a brother: “My son may have been killed here, maybe my brother as well, I don’t know. I wanted to come to remind myself of what happened, to raise my hands in prayer and remember.”

More than 8000 Muslim men and boys died in the Srebrenica massacre, Europe’s worst atrocity since the Second World War.

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